Saturday, 20 December 2014

How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation: Home Remedies for Skin Pigmentation Treatment

How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation on Face


Hyperpigmentation is darkening of the skin caused by an overproduction of pigment. It can occur anywhere on your body and is usually caused by excessive sun exposure, injuries or burns, post-acne scars, side-effect of medication, aging, and the use of birth control pills. Since this condition can lead to a lot of stress and embarrassment, it is common for people to consult a doctor for hyperpigmetation treatment. However, not everyone can afford to undergo treatment and therefore, the use of home remedies for pigmentation on the face is also quite popular. Here are some of the proven methods for treating hyperpigmentation on the face.

Home Remedies to Remove Pigmentation on Skin


There are several common home remedies for removing hyperpigmentation, which gradually help reduce the discoloration and may also eventually help the dark skin spots to lighten and fade out completely. Given below are some of home remedies to get rid of hyper-pigmentation.

1. Apply raw Shea butter topically to the skin pigmentation, it will even out the skin tone, and help get rid of sunspots and age spots on skin. Ensure that your Shea butter has a yellow color since this indicates that it contains more vitamin E which will help to remove the discoloration of skin and dark marks and acne scars.

2. Gently apply aloe vera juice or gel on the pigmented skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Aloe vera contains a potent substance called mucilaginous polysaccharide (MPS), which softens and lightens hyper pigmentation, brown spots, blemishes, and other discolorations on face.

3. Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 3 tablespoons of lime juice to form a thick paste and apply it evenly to the pigmented spots on face. Gently massage your face and wash it off with warm water after 20 minutes. This is one of the best natural treatments for hyperpigmentation.

4. Lemon juice has a high vitamin C content which brightens the pigmented skin as well as citric acid which helps in exfoliating dead skin cells. To use lemon for hyperpigmentation on face, you can apply lemon slices or juice directly to the skin. You will get even skin tone naturally at home.

5. Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh cream, almond oil and rose water and apply the mixture on the dark patches, rubbing it all over in even strokes. This will fade away the discoloration marks as well as it also brightens the discoloration of skin on face.

6. An oatmeal face mask helps to get rid of hyper pigmentation on face. Mix some oatmeal, milk, and honey to make a paste and apply it to your skin discoloration on face, for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.

7. The yogurt contains lactic acid, which gently exfoliates dead skin cells and reduces dark spots or dark skin on face. Combine some almond powder with 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of honey and a pinch of turmeric powder. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly and apply the resultant mixture on the pigmented skin.

8. Another recipe that works for uneven skin tone is a mixture of almond oil with glycerin, honey and rose water. Apply it on your pigmented patches for about 20 minutes. Use this home remedy on a regular basis for removing facial pigmentation fast.

9. Dried orange peels may be mixed with curd and applied to the skin to get rid of hyperpigmentation on skin. Rinse the mixture off with cool water, using a damp washcloth if necessary, and pat your face dry. For best results, use this skin lightening treatment weekly.

10. Cocoa butter can be used for massaging the face to lighten the pigmentation or patches of darker skin on face. Besides being an antioxidant, cocoa butter is considered an effective skin moisturizer. While, massage can boost blood circulation and break scar tissues, together these might help to get rid of hyperpigmentation.

11. Sandalwood mask help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolored patches that are caused by hyperpigmentation. Make a paste of sandalwood powder and rose water to apply it over the pigmentation. Leave it for half an hour and wash it off with lukewarm water. This will remove pigmentation and tan and makes your skin look fairer and glowing.

12. Use raw potato juice for hyperpigmentation treatment. Raw potatoes are rich in starch and mildly bleaching agents. Grate the potato and apply the juice of the potato on your face. The juice of the raw potato will be soaked by the skin and that will lighten and slowly remove all discolorations and dark spots on skin.

13. Avocado is another natural cure for skin pigmentation, dark spots, age spots or liver spots. Mash up half an avocado and add 2 teaspoons of honey and smother it all over your face. It has great healing properties and has a mild skin lightening effect. Avocado on the face might help heal skin damaged by hyperpigmentation.

14. Olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is therefore an effective remedy to get rid of hyperpigmentation. Massage your skin with olive oil to lighten skin and pigmentation.

15. Another great natural way to lighten hyperpigmentation is with castor oil. Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, which has been shown to reduce the appearance of acne and dark skin pigments. Rub castor oil directly onto the skin twice daily. Leave on overnight for best results.

16. Make sure before you step out in sun, sunscreen or sunblock has been applied liberally to your face and affected areas. This would protect your skin from further discoloration.

These are some of the best home remedies and natural treatments for hyperpigmentation. Try these natural remedies and get rid of hyperpigmentation fast.

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