How to Make a Beauty Mark Lighter

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How to Make a Beauty Mark Lighter
No need to hide your face; just lighten up your beauty mark. (George Doyle/Valueline/Getty Images)

You look in the mirror and your attention is instantly drawn to your so-called beauty mark. You don't like the mark and when people talk to you, you feel as though they are looking at the dark-coloured mole or birthmark on your face. There are simple home remedies you can do to lighten your beauty mark no matter where it is located.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Mild facial scrub or facial exfoliating sponge
  • Skin lightening cream
  • Lemon
  • Full coverage foundation
  • Cream concealer
  • Loose powder

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  1. 1

    Exfoliate your beauty mark daily. Scrub the area with a mild facial scrub or facial exfoliating sponge. By scrubbing the beauty mark, you slough off dead skin cells and promote regeneration of new skin cells.

  2. 2

    Apply a skin lightening cream to the beauty mark daily. Avoid using the product on the skin surrounding your beauty mark. Use a skin bleaching product containing hydroquinone, as it is the only bleaching agent approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  3. 3

    Juice a lemon and apply the juice to your beauty mark. Lemon juice is naturally acidic and acts as a natural bleaching agent when applied daily to skin discolourations.

  4. 4

    Camouflage the beauty mark with make-up. Spread a thin layer of full coverage foundation, in the colour of your skin tone, on your face. Avoid caking the make-up on your face in thick layers because it may crack and reveal your blemishes. Apply a cream concealer in the colour of your foundation over the beauty mark. Blend the concealer with the foundation to create a smooth base. Apply loose powder to set your make-up.

Tips and warnings

  • Wear sunscreen and avoid exposure to the sun because it promotes skin pigmentation and darkens moles.
  • Consider a chemical peel if your entire facial skin contains a lot of hyperpigmentation. A chemical peel triggers your skin to peel so new tissue can grow. It removes hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles.
  • Consult a dermatologist about your beauty mark. A dermatologist can give you advice and determine which remedy is best to lighten or completely remove the mark.
  • Consult your doctor about laser removal. Laser removal is a painless, outpatient procedure that minimises the colour of the beauty mark or removes it completely.

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