Can Apple Cider Vinegar Remove Dark Spots?

January 31, 2022 2 min read

Dark spots may also be a result of hyperpigmentation. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is very popular for its ingredient known as acetic acid, which has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Although ACV is widely used in treating acne but it has also shown its effectiveness in treating dark spots. It helps by lightening the overall pigmentation, which in turn results into the dark spot fading away too.

Benefits of apple cider vinegar are backed by science

  • Apple cider vinegar is actually backed by science and has several benefits. Not only it can help you in treatment of dark spots, but it can also be effective in treating other skin conditions such as dry skin or eczema.
  • Back in school days you must have read about pH values. Your skin is actually acidic in nature and since apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, it may help balance the natural pH of your skin.
  • As always, prevention is better than cure. Which why people often use face wash or lotions based on apple cider vinegar. Not only it helps kill bacteria but it can also prevent future dark spots from happening.

How to use apple cider vinegar for dark spots?

  1. Make sure to take equal amount of apple cider vinegar and water in a container.
  2. Simply apply the solution to areas where you have the dark spots.
  3. Leave the solution on for two to four minutes.
  4. Rinse properly using water (preferably lukewarm).
  5. Repeat the process twice everyday.

A word of caution before you use apple cider vinegar

  • Make sure to dilute apple cider vinegar before using it. If you have a highly concentrated ACV, it can cause some serious chemical burns.
  • If you have extremely sensitive skin, talk to your doctor before using ACV.
  • Do not use it to remove dark spots on private parts.


Devices such as Aven Buzz Spot Remover Pen can also help you remove dark spots right from the comfort of your home. It is based on the latest nano needle technology which may be really effective in removing dark spots as quickly as possible, compared to other home remedies that take forever to work.

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