Skin pigmentation also called as Hyper Pigmentation. It is a condition in which there is excessive production of melanin. Melanin is responsible for determining our skin tone. But the excessive production of it causes dark patches on our skin. Here are 10 BEST NATURAL WAYS TO TREAT SKIN PIGMENTATION but before that we need to know the causes of it..

Hyper Pigmentation can be due to:

  • Excessive Medication

  • Skin injury

  • Hormonal changes

  • Facial hair removal in appropriate way

  • Allergy reaction

  • Skin inflammation due to excessive exposure to sun

Whatever the cause, there are tons of home remedies for pigmentation that can slow down and reverse the effect of darkening.

BEST DIYs-

 

1.   Apple Cider Vinegar-

Why Apple Cider Vinegar:

ACV contains beta-carotene that treats the damage done to the skin by free radicals atmosphere. The astringent properties of apple cider vinegar help restore skin’s natural color and naturally make the skin supple and radiant.
You Need:

  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Water

Steps:

  • Dilute the apple cider vinegar with water.
  • Apply the solution onto the affected areas of your skin.
  • Leave the solution on for about 5 minutes.
  • Rinse your skin with lukewarm water.
  • Twice a day until you notice improvement.

2.  Aloe Vera –

Why Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera helps in reducing dark spots, uneven skin and even offers protection from the damage caused by Ultra Violet radiation and premature aging. It is also known to cleanse the skin without disturbing its natural PH and oil balance.

You Need:

  • 2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • ½ tbsp Raw Honey

Steps:

  • In a bowl, mix the raw honey and aloe vera gel. Let the mixture set for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, apply the mixture onto your skin.
  • Wait for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse your skin with lukewarm water.
  • Once a day for two weeks.

3.   Raw Potato-

Why Raw Potato:

Potatoes contain an enzyme called catecholase that helps inhibit your melanocytes, curbing excessive melanin production. These are said to work very well on pigmented areas, dark spots, and blemishes.

You Need:

  • 1 Raw Potato
  • A few drops of Water

Steps:

  • Take a washed, clean potato and cut it in half.
  • Add a few drops of water onto the cut side of the raw potato.
  • Rub the potato, in circular motions, onto the affected areas.
  • Wait for 10 minutes and then proceed to rinse the area with lukewarm water.
  • 3-4 times a day for one month.

4.    Lemon/Lime-




Why Lemon:

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, and they also contain powerful antioxidant properties that protect the skin from UV damage while lightening dark spots.
Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent and organic honey works as a great moisturizer. These properties help fade skin pigmentation.

You Need:

  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tsp Organic Honey

Steps:

  • Cut the lemon and collect its juice in a bowl.
  • To the lemon juice, add the honey and mix well.
  • Apply this mixture onto the affected areas of your skin.
  • Wait for about 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.
  • Twice a day until you notice an improvement.

5.   Lemon Juice and Turmeric Powder-

Why Lemon Juice and Turmeric Powder:

Turmeric is commonly used as a face pack in Indian houses as it helps add a radiant glow while clearing away blemishes. It also helps maintain the pH levels of your skin.

You Need:

  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder

Steps:

  • In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Cleanse your skin and apply this mixture onto it.
  • Wait for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.
  • Once a day, before going to bed.

6.  Cucumber-

Why Cucumber:

Cucumber is known to rejuvenate the skin and improve its complexion. It can also be used to treat freckles and blemishes.
You Need:

  • 1 tbsp Cucumber Juice
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

Steps:

  • In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Apply this mixture onto the affected areas of your skin.
  • Leave the mixture on for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Twice a day, every day.

7.  Banana –

Why Banana:

Banana is rich in vitamin K or potassium which nourishes your skin and keeps it healthy. It works as a natural exfoliator that cleanses the skin, thereby treating skin pigmentation.
You Need:

  • ½ Banana
  • ¼ tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Milk

Steps:

  • Mash the banana until it is completely free of lumps and add the honey and milk.
  • Combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Apply this mixture onto the affected areas of your skin.
  • Leave it on for about 30 minutes and proceed to rinse your skin with warm water.
  • Twice a week. You will start to notice results in about three weeks.

8.   Sandalwood-



Why Sandalwood:

Sandalwood is an excellent blood purifier that helps treat pigmentation. It is a commonly used ingredient in sunscreens as it helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.

You Need:

  • 2 tbsp Sandalwood Powder
  • 2 tbsp Rose Water

Steps:

  • Combine the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste onto the affected areas of your skin.
  • Leave it on for about 30 minutes.
  • Rinse the paste off with lukewarm water.
  • Twice a day.


9.   Tomato, Oatmeal and Yogurt Mask-

Why Tomato, Oatmeal and Yogurt Mask:

Tomato has natural bleaching properties, and that can help rejuvenate the skin. Oatmeal exfoliates dead skin, revealing younger and healthier layers. Yogurt contains lactic acid that tightens the skin and reduces blemishes. The combination of these three ingredients makes for an excellent remedy for skin pigmentation.

You Need:

  • Juice of 1 Tomato
  • 2 tsp Oatmeal
  • ½ tsp Yogurt

Steps:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a coarse mixture.
  • Apply this mixture onto the affected areas of your skin.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes or until it dries.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Once a day.

10.  Red Onion-

Why This Works:

Onions are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that can be used for treating pigmentation.

You Need:

  • 1 Fresh Red Onion

Steps:

  • Slice the red onion.
  • Take a slice and start rubbing the affected areas on your skin with it.
  • Wait for 10 minutes and then proceed to rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Optionally, you can grate the onion, squeeze out its juice, and apply the juice onto the affected area.
  • Twice a day until you notice improvement.

Here are our favorite home remedies to treat hyper pigmentation.
Do let us know what works for you.

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