Top 10 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Skin Pigmentation

Skin Pigmentation

Skin Pigmentation is a condition characterized by the darkening of certain patches of the skin, particularly the facial skin. This condition is commonly called Hyper-pigmentation. It makes the skin look uneven and unhealthy. In Skin Pigmentation, certain patches of the skin become dark because of damage to or over-production of Melanocytes the cells which produce melanin, the pigment that gives a unique colour to the skin. Skin Pigmentation is a harmless condition, but it can be a possible indication of some underlying medical problem.

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Skin Pigmentation : Causes

Some of the common causes leading to the development of Skin Pigmentation are:

  • Damage to the skin due to injury

  • Direct and excessive Sun exposure

  • Burning of the skin

  • Genetic factors

  • Emotional stress

  • Hormonal changes

  • Allergic reactions

  • Dietary imbalances

Top 10 Home Remedies for Skin Pigmentation

The top 10 home remedies which involve the use of certain household ingredients that can effectively treat Skin Pigmentation in most cases are:

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1) Potato

Raw potatoes contain an enzyme known as Catecholase which has the ability to reduce dark spots and blemishes on the skin by controlling the production of melanin.

As a Home Remedy for Skin Pigmentation, Use Potato in the Following Way:

  • Cut a clean, washed potato in two pieces

  • On the cut side of the potato, add a few drops of water

  • Rub it on the pigmented areas in a circular motion

  • After 10 minutes, wash the affected areas with lukewarm water

  • Do this remedy 3-4 times daily, for a month

2) Lemon Juice and Organic Honey

Lemon is considered a natural bleaching agent because it is abundant in Vitamin C and can lighten dark spots on the skin. Organic honey is an amazing moisturizer.

Use Lemon and Organic Honey as Follows to Treat Skin Pigmentation:

  • Take the juice of one lemon, and add 2 teaspoon of Organic honey to it.

  • Apply the mixture on the pigmented areas of the skin.

  • Leave it for nearly 15 minutes, and wash off with lukewarm water.

  • Use this remedy two times a day.

3) Lemon and Turmeric

The combination of lemon and turmeric is also beneficial in treating Skin Pigmentation because lemon bleaches the skin naturally. Turmeric clears the blemishes and dark spots, and gives a healthy glow to the skin.

Use the Lemon and Turmeric Remedy for Skin Pigmentation as Follows:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of lemon juice and turmeric powder

  • Apply the mixture onto the pigmented skin

  • Leave it on for around 15 minutes, and wash off with lukewarm water

  • Follow this remedy every night before going to bed

4) Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful natural astringent which can restore the natural colour of the skin. It is also abundant in beta-carotene which can reverse the damage caused to the skin by free radicals

To manage Skin Pigmentation, Use Apple Cider Vinegar as Follows:

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in 2 tablespoons of water

  • Apply the solution on the pigmented areas, and leave it for 5 minutes.
  • Wash the skin with lukewarm water

  • Use the remedy two times a day

5) Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera works is a remarkable skin cleanser which can maintain the skin’s natural pH and oil balance. It can reduce dark spots on the skin, and can protect the skin from damage caused by the Sun’s UV radiation.

Use Aloe Vera to Treat Skin Pigmentation in the Following Way:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel and half-tablespoon of raw honey

  • Let the mixture set for around 10 minutes

  • Apply the mixture on affected skin for 20 minutes, and rinse with lukewarm water

  • Do this remedy once daily, for 15 days

6) Cucumber

The use of Cucumber can notably improve skin complexion. When mixed with some honey and lemon juice, Cucumber can rejuvenate the skin by reducing dark spots and blemishes.

Use Cucumber Juice, Honey, Lemon Juice Mixture for Treating Skin Pigmentation as Follows:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of Cucumber juice, honey and lemon juice

  • Apply the mixture on pigmented areas, and leave for nearly 10 minutes

  • Wash the affected areas with lukewarm water

  • Use the remedy two times a day

7) Orange Peels

The peels of oranges can reduce pigmentation because of the presence of citric acid. The citric acid in orange peels can effectively reduce melanin and lighten the skin noticeably.

Use Powdered Orange Peels to Reduce Skin Pigmentation as Follows:

  • Mix powdered peels of an orange with 1 teaspoon each of milk, honey and lemon juice

  • Apply the mixture on pigmented skin, and leave it for 20 minutes.

  • Wash the skin with lukewarm water

  • Do this remedy 3-4 times a week

8) Papaya

Papaya has excellent skin-exfoliating properties because of the presence of the papain enzyme. It can treat Skin Pigmentation by removing dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new cells.

Papaya can be Used for Treating Skin Pigmentation as Follows:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of Papaya pulp with 1 tablespoon each of honey and milk

  • Apply the mixture onto the affected areas; and leave it on for half an hour

  • Wash the affected areas with lukewarm water

  • Follow this remedy two times a day

9) Yogurt

Yogurt can improve skin complexion by exfoliating the skin. The presence of lactic acid in Yogurt can also reduce melanin by slowing down the production of Melanocytes.

To Treat Skin Pigmentation, Use Yogurt as Follows:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of plain, full-fat Yogurt

  • Apply it on the pigmented areas; and leave for 20 minutes

  • Rinse the Yogurt off with lukewarm water

  • Use this remedy two times a week

10) Sandalwood

Sandalwood has time-tested natural properties to purify the blood and offer protection to the skin against the harmful UV rays of the Sun. It is one of the common ingredients used in sunscreens.

Sandalwood can Reduce Skin Pigmentation when Used as Follows:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of Sandalwood powder with 2 tablespoons of Rose Water

  • Apply the mixture onto the pigmented areas, and leave for nearly half an hour

  • Wash the skin with lukewarm water

  • Use this remedy two times a day

Conclusion:

  • The above-discussed home remedies are extremely beneficial in treating Skin Pigmentation effectively, in a natural way.

  • Home remedies are safe, herbal methods to enhance skin complexion by reducing dark spots, blemishes and uneven patches on the skin.

  • The natural ingredients which comprise home remedies for Skin Pigmentation have the ability to accelerate the process of reversing sun damage and giving the skin a radiant glow.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

http://www.drvikram.com

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Write at - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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