Effective Natural Remedies for Skin Pigmentation

Aswathi BijuAswathi Biju 31 Dec, 2021
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Skin Pigmentation

Pigmentation on the skin, especially on your face, sometimes makes you look dull. But, if you consider home remedies as your skincare regime, it may work to some extent. Do you know exactly what it looks like? A color patch or skin discolor. Skin pigmentation can happen due to various internal or external factors. So, you must know what are the factors behind this skin issue.

There are different types of pigmentation, you can learn about. Treatment should be taken based on that. Hyperpigmentation is seen in many women these days. The causes can be many, generally, pigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin skin cells. Dark patches or spots appear on the skin. Melanin is a natural pigment that gives color to eyes, hair, and skin. The main reason behind the increase in the production of melanin is more sun exposure, age, hormonal issues or inflammation, or skin injury.

During the pregnancy, when the hormone level alters, in some women melanin production may affect. Moreover, if you are a cancer patient, chemotherapy and medications lead to side effects like hyperpigmentation.
Now let’s see where these dark spots or patches show. The most common areas of hyperpigmentation are around the lips and uneven skin tone on the rest of your face. If possible, try to combat this problem naturally. Still, it does not reduce the means you can consult a doctor. The reason may be internal illness or other health issues.

How to reduce skin pigmentation naturally

There are many gels, creams, and serums available in the market to reduce dark spots or uneven skin tone. But nothing can be compared with the natural ingredients you get at home. They are a cost-effective and easy way to reduce skin issues compared to high chemical cosmetic products. Here we will learn about how to reduce skin pigmentation naturally:

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

The plant contains certain components such as aloin, Vit A, C which lightens your skin color. Therefore, it helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and eradicate existing melanin cells.

How to use

Take fresh aloe vera gel from the plant. Cut both the sides of the plant leaves and then cut from the middle. Open it and with the help of a spoon, extract the gel. Before you apply on the affected area, test a patch inside your wrist. If you see no reaction, then you can gently rub it on the skin. You can keep the gel in a container and refrigerate it for everyday use.

Natural Oils

Natural Oil

Essential Oil

Natural oil like moringa oil is rich in Vitamin E and Behenic acid. Both components are popular in the beauty industry because of their healing properties. Another essential oil like tea tree oil also helps to reduce dark spots found on the skin.

How to Use

Take 3 to 4 drops of moringa oil in your palm, mix 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil.

Apply this mixture gently all over the face ( Don’t worry, your face will not look greasy but give a fresh and light look)

Allow the oil to absorb completely.

Follow this routine every night for the best result.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

You might have heard that apple cider vinegar is good for weight loss, but it helps in removing dark spots too on your skin. Apple cider vinegar contains an ingredient called acetic acid, a natural bleach that reduces skin pigmentation.

How to use

Take a half teaspoon apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon honey, mix it very well. Apply patches all over the face and leave. After 15 minutes you wash your face with cool water. Also, you can soak a mask in this mixture and keep it on your face. Remove it and wash your face. You can even dilute the vinegar in equal amounts of water and apply it over your face. But, do not keep it on your face for more than 3 minutes and wash it off.

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