[toc]Pigmentation is the condition, where skin loses its natural color; and there are two types of pigmentation, they are hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation. In hyper-pigmentation, skin gets darker at particular area either in the form of spots or patches; while, in Hypo-pigmentation, skin gets lightened in comparison to normal skin.
During such condition, skin appears patchy, as a genetic factor, or sun exposure – either due to hormonal imbalance, or adopting certain medications, or due to pregnancy, stress etc; also, there will be an increase or decrease in the melanin content in dermis which causes this condition. While, the common areas that get affected are nose bridge, around lips, forehead and cheeks. Hyper-pigmentation can be treated with simple steps with day to day items available in the kitchen; thus, follow the home remedies that can help you acquire healthy and glowing skin.
7 Important Home Remedies For Hyperpigmentation
Potatoes are rich in glycoprotein with carbohydrate which includes high glycosylated lectin content; also, these potatoes contain more amounts of potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, etc. It also has emollient property that helps in smoothing the skin, due to its skin lightening property.
Hence, you can extract potato juice and apply on the affected areas, keep on face for minimum 15 minutes and then wash it; you can even rub the affected area with few potato slices to stay away from hyper-pigmentation.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera is known for its medicinal properties since many years, which is most effective in fighting against skin problems, because of its soothing, moisturizing and healing properties.
Due to its antioxidant property, Metallothionein is produced that helps in reducing the synthesis and release of certain cytokines; also, prevents pigmentation when applied on the skin. Therefore, extract natural aloe vera gel directly from the plant and apply it half an hour before going for sleep to get rid of hyper-pigmentation.
Papaya fruit contain enzyme known as papain; due to its high contents of vitamin A and papain, papaya possesses strong antioxidant property. Also, these enzymes tend to remove the dark scales that arise on the skin due to the sun burns or heat, which exfoliates the skin and improves skin texture.
You can even grate a big papaya, extract the juice, and apply on the infected face; but, wash your face before applying the paste, and keep the mask for about 20 minutes; you can later, wash with warm water again; follow this procedure for atleast twice a day to cure hyper-pigmentation.
Vinegar has strong antimicrobial, astringent, acidic as well as skin lightening property, which is mainly produced by fermentation of ethanol. Due to its brightening property, it makes skin look bright by fading away the dark spots.
Therefore, you can try mixing vinegar with equal amounts of water and rinse face. Follow this method for atleast twice a daily, regularly without fail that help to remain safe from hyper-pigmentation.
Apply Face Mask Like Multani Matti (Fuller’s Earth)
Face masks like Multani Matti are the main causes that increase the pigments and gives a better glowing effect to the skin, and well applied beauty spikes can be done from home.
Thus, take two teaspoon of Multani Matti in a bowl, add some quantity of rose water or honey to it, mix well and apply on the face; leave for few minutes to dry, and then remove with a clean white cloth that is soaked in cool water which improves the condition of hyper-pigmentation.
Turmeric is the best remedy for pigmentation containing Vitamin C that acts as an antioxidant agent for the prevention of dark layers on the skin and face; and along with this property, it also has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial property, which protects skin against environmental toxins that decreases the production of melanin content.
Hence, take few amount of turmeric powder in a small bowl, add some fresh milk cream to make a paste, and apply on the face, leave for 15 minutes; later, wash your face with cool water; continue this for about a week to cure hyper-pigmentation soon.
Drink More Water
Water plays a vital part in the treatment of pigmentation, by giving a cooling effect and thereby helps in keeping you fresh for longer time.
Thus, drink more than 8 cups of water a day; also, consume some of the liquids like honey; even fresh fruit juices such as oranges, grapes or lime will keep you fresh often, and removes the extra antigenic from your body, keeping your skin healthy by removing hyper-pigmentation.