The acne fighting benefits of onion aren’t limited to treating and preventing breakouts. It’s also been used for ages to fade scars and dark spots anywhere on the body. Red onions work the best for this. If you’d rather not slather your entire face, just apply plain onion juice directly to the marks with a q-tip.

It’s really easy to tailor the benefits of onions to your specific skin concerns. Here are a few other onion face masks for you to try. If you’re wondering how anyone can withstand a face full of onion for any length of time, the key is to chill all of these masks overnight before using.