DIY Licorice Serum For Hyper Pigmentation, Acne & Dark Spots

We all love a good DIY solution for our skin problems. Indian women face issues like hyper pigmentation & dark spots and there is always a demand for natural solutions to skin problem. So here we have a recipe for  Licorice Serum For Hyper Pigmentation, Acne & Dark Spots, that you can prepare at home.
DIY Licorice Serum For Hyper Pigmentation, Acne & Dark Spots

Licorice ( Yashtimadhu in sanskirit, Mulethi in hindi) is the most popular skin lightening and repairing Ayurvedic herb.

How to make licorice serum at home:

1. Take 4-5 licorice medium sized root stics that are easily available in Indian stores.

2. Take 2 cups of water and boil it, and then add licorice roots in the boiling water.

3. Let the stics boil with water for 10 minutes on medium flame.

4.Switch off the flame after 10 minutes and let it cool for another 10-15 minutes.

5. Now strain the light yellow colored syrup with the help of a strainer.

6. And your Licorice serum is ready to use.

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How to use it:

1. Wash your face and dip a cotton ball or pad in serum and apply it on your skin twice daily like the way you apply your toner. It will dry out in 2-3 minutes and will make your skin little dry. You can always apply your moisturizer on top of it or you can wash your face after keeping the serum for 10 minutes and then apply moisturizer.

2. You can also use it in face pack. You can always mix one tablespoon of licorice serum in your favorite face pack once or twice a week for additional benefits.

3. Or you can simply use it as a spot treatment for scars.

Shelf life of Licorice Serum: 8-10 days

Licorice root being an ayurvedic medicine is used in the making of serum in portions. You can always store the serum in a spray bottle or empty bottle and keep it in refrigerator for 8-10 days. After 10 days, you should make a new batch.

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*Written By Anjali


  • October 15, 2015


    This sounds like a good DIY. I have pigmented skin and would love to give it a try.
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  • October 16, 2015


    Good one I have to try this as I have pigmented skin too 🙂 🙂 !!

  • October 16, 2015


    seems good and so easy to make…will surely try this

  • October 17, 2015


    Thanks for the information. But i always have a doubt can we use soap or facewash after using any such remedies?. Please let me know the correct procedure to practice such skin care tips.

  • October 19, 2015


    Very easy serum to make. Licorice is known to reduce pigmentation. Thanks 🙂