A lot of people suffer with a skin condition called pigmentation. Pigmentation refers to when the skin gets discolored resulting in one or many dark patches of skin on the face or body.


While there are many commercial products that can help treat and reduce pigmentation, there is a simple natural mask you can make at home to help fade pigmentation on the skin.

Check out below how to make this simple DIY pigmentation fading mask.

How do the ingredients of this face mask for pigmentation benefit your skin?

This DIY mask recipe contains only 3 dimple ingredients that when combined can help fade pigmentation and also boost skin health and radiance.

The ingredients used in this mask are licorice root powder, turmeric powder and yogurt.

Here are their benefits below:

Licorice powder:

Licorice is an herb of which its roots are used for medicinal purposes and also known as glycyrrhizic acid. The root of licorice contains iso-flavonoids that can help keep pigmentation at bay.

Licorice extract can act as a natural skin lightening alternative to chemical hydroquinone. It can help promote the skin with brightness. Licorice in the form of topical gels is also used to treat skin conditions like acne or eczema.

Turmeric powder:

Turmeric is an essential ingredient for those who are looking to brighten and even out their skin tone (like those who are prone to getting tanned or have dark patches or pigmentation on the skin).  For those who have pigmentation, consuming turmeric water can help reduce the appearance of the dark patches on the skin and can prevent the darkening of the skin.

It can help soothe the skin and reduce the formation of acne and prevent further breakouts, while it can also prevent the skin from scarring due to acne. It helps keep the skin youthful and slows down the signs of aging and also can help prevent the skin from premature aging.


Yogurt is known to contain a substance called lactic acid. This substance is well-known for its ability to treat pigmentation and dark spots. It can also help improve skin complexion and even out skin tone.

Yogurt also contains good bacteria that is helpful to the skin, to improve skin radiance and glow along with reducing pigmentation and dark patches on the skin.


Licorice powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Yogurt – 2 tbsp


Into a mixing bowl, add in the licorice powder along with the turmeric powder and give it a mix. Then, add in some yogurt and give it a good mix until well combined into a paste. This is ready to use.

To use on the face and body:

You can apply this mask all over the areas of your skin that are dark or pigmented (or you can also apply it all over your face and body if you wish to give your skin a radiant glow) and then leave it to rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, wash it off with plain warm water.