Face Masks For Pigmentation, Discoloration and Dark Spots
Hello! My Tribe
Many of you have asked me for home remedies for pigmentation and so here I am, as always trying you give what you want.:)
Firstly let’s know hyper-pigmentation better.
Hyperpigmentation of the skin can cause uneven color and dark patches. Excessive production of melanin is responsible for this condition. Hyperpigmentation can occur on almost any part of the body, including the face, neck, hands, arms and legs.
The root cause of excess melanin production is generally attributed to internal factors like hormonal changes in the body, pregnancy and various health problems. External factors like excessive sun exposure, skin injury, burning, emotional stress or contact with certain chemicals can also cause hyperpigmentation.
You can manage hyper pigmentation naturally with the help of some simple and easy home remedies.
I myself have suffered from hyper pigmentation and Melasma for many years and after trying many different treatments, I now have come to a conclusion that eating healthy, managing stress better and home remedies can be very helpful.
The video talks about my story.
Below are some ingredients that you can use to make your masks, I have also mentioned the benefits of each ingredients. On the video I have mixed a few of these and made masks but you can use any combination that you like and is most effective and easily available to you.
So here goes
Lemon contains citric acid that helps bleach the skin, making it a popular home treatment for hyperpigmentation. This natural bleaching agent can effectively fade dark blemishes on your skin.
2. Raw Potato
Raw potato works very well to help lighten hyperpigmented skin as well as other spots and blemishes on the skin. Potatoes contain an enzyme that is believed to help lighten skin tone. Grate one medium-size potato and squeeze the juice out of it. Add an equal amount of lemon juice to it and mix well. Apply the solution on the pigmented area and leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes before washing it off. Do this twice daily for a month.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is simply miraculous when it comes to reducing the appearance of dark patches on the skin due to hyperpigmentation. It has excellent skin lightening as well as astringent properties that can help restore your skin’s natural color.
4. Vitamin E
Often referred to as the skin vitamin, vitamin E is an obvious treatment for skin hyperpigmentation. Being an antioxidant, vitamin E neutralizes the effects of harmful UV rays of the sun and repairs and protects the skin.
Puncture two or three vitamin E capsule and put the contents in a bowl. Add three or four drops of castor oil to it and mix well. Apply the mixture on the affected skin before going to bed. Rinse it off the next morning. Follow this remedy daily for two to three weeks.
Turmeric has bleaching properties that can help get rid of the symptoms of hyperpigmented skin. Plus, turmeric can keep the skin free of infection.
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera works excellently on hyperpigmented skin due to the presence of mucilaginous polysaccharides in the gel. It can remove the dead skin cells and promote regeneration of new skin cells.
Before going to bed, apply some fresh aloe vera gel on the hyperpigmented skin and leave it on overnight. Rinse it off in the morning. Follow this remedy daily for a few weeks to get positive results.
Onion juice is an effective home remedy used by melasma sufferers to restore the skin tone. It is a natural treatment that works to remove the unsightly darkening of the skin caused from melasma. Overall, the pungent herb is used for various ailments and provides nourishment to the skin cells. It contains a range of sulfur containing compounds called sulfoxides (cyteinesulfoxide, isomer of alliin) and cepaenes. In addition to treating melasma, it is also used for wounds and the removal of acne blemishes.
Coconut yields a nourishing and moisturizing oil which we know as coconut oil. The high fat content has been shown to help improve certain skin conditions by healing wounds, reducing rashes and preventing acne. The fatty acids in coconut oil help it to work as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial natural product. This works in favor of reducing acne breakouts and keeping the pores dirt-free.
In no way I am promoting skin lightening here, I am only talking about my personal tried and tested ingredients that helped me with pigmentation and melasma.
At the end we all need to be comfortable with what we have and love ourselves fully and completely. I use to fuss over my pigmentation so much and was very conscious about them, till I realized, if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Now I am very comfortable getting out of the house wearing no make up and be proud of all the spots I have.
Every spot tells a story… 🙂
What is your story of pigmentation, share with me and my tribe.
Love and health