Thursday, March 13, 2014

Home Remedies to Fight Skin Pigmentation

Pigmentation can be of two types - Hypopigmentation and Hyperpigmentation. Hypopigmentation (decrease in skin pigmentation) is a condition in which patches of skin become lighter or whiter in colour than the normal surrounding skin.

Pigmentation can be caused due to genetics, sun exposure, stress, fluctuating hormones caused by pregnancy and or by birth control pills, menopause, insulin resistance, damage to the skin due to injury or overly aggressive skin care treatment, frequent use of hair dyes or intake of anti-acne pills. 

Hypo-pigmentation is a loss of colour which is caused due to worms or due to the skin being alkaline. To counter this problem, it is essential you visit your doctor to get a de-worming done every six months. Apart from this mix water and vinegar together in small amounts and wipe your face with the mixture by applying it through cotton wool. If this does not help in removing the pigmentation then mix 2 drops of Bergamot Essential oil in mustard oil. Apply this mixture on the pigmented spots and sit outside under the sun for 5 – 10 minutes, this will help the colour to return. However, if this does not work then we suggest you visit your dermatologist immediately.

Here are some  gave her tips to help remove Hyperpigmentation: 

Potato -It works very well to help lighten pigmented areas, dark spots and blemishes. You can try rubbing a slice of potato on your skin daily; you may also try a mixture of sandalwood paste and potato juice to get rid of dark spots.

Red Onion- It is one of the most effective ways to reduce pigmentation of skin, dark spots, freckles etc. You would need to slice up an onion and rub it directly on the affected areas. Alternatively, you may grate the onion, squeeze out its juice and apply.

Cucumber- Very helpful in reducing skin pigmentation fa des freckles and blemishes. 1 tbsp of cucumber juice is to be used in conjunction with 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp lemon/lime juice for best results.

Aloe Vera- Aloe Vera effectively treats pigmented skin, clears dark spots and blemishes, resulting in the older skin cells to slough off, thus leaving us with clearer-looking and rejuvenated skin. Apply the gel half hour before bed; add one or two Vitamin E capsules like Evion to enhance its efficacy. Use it in the marketed gel form or gather the gel straight from the plant.

 – Grate radish, put it in milk and heat it. After that apply the heated radish juice on your skin. Leave it on for some time and then rinse it off.  

Sunscreen - Use a Sunscreen Daily to counter the problem of hyper-pigmentation. 

Vit C Serum – Use Vitamin C Skin lightening Serum for lightening the dark spots caused by pigmentation. 

However, before trying any of the remedies it is highly essential that you find out the cause of the pigmentation.

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