Hyperpigmentation? Dark spots on the skin or hyperpigmentation are due to increased melanin production. This can be due to various reasons such as acne, sun damage, pregnancy, birth control pills, burns or abrasions and other things that damages the skin.
There are many different ways to treat hyperpigmentation, like over the counter creams, masks, laser treatments, but we would like to focus on the easy home remedies. There are several cheap and effective skin lightening face and body home remedies.
Here are some homemade natural remedies for hyperpigmentation you can try. It is important that you stick with what treatment you decide to use at least 2 or 3 weeks before giving it up. Hyperpigmentation does not disappear immediately and can take several months for skin lightening to get to your desired look. In most cases, it will take about 2 weeks before you start seeing results. Once you see that, it’s sure to keep at it. Also remember to keep the treated area protected from the sun. Sun damage quickly destroys any process, so always use sunscreen, especially in areas that are actively being treated.
Natural Remedies for Hyperpigmentation
Mint leaves are soothing and healing properties that can help your skin. Just crush fresh mint leaves into a paste. You can add a little milk to soften the paste as desired. Apply to dark areas of the skin for 20 minutes, rinse and dry the area.
Aloe Vera is a great herb with antiseptic properties. It is known for its usefulness in treating numerous health problems and skin disorders. It is best to use fresh Aloe Vera. Just break or cut a leaf and apply the gel directly to the dark area of the skin.
Avocados are a great source of vitamin E which is very beneficial for healthy skin. All you have to do is peel the avocado and crush it into a paste and apply to the skin for 30 minutes. After treatment, wash and dry the area. This will help clear the skin.
Potato has bleaching properties, so it is excellent to clear spots and blemishes and dark skin. Cut potatoes into thin slices and place on the affected area for 30 minutes.
Lemon juice is very acidic and contains high levels of vitamin C, which can fight free radicals and increase the rate of cell turnover. This can help to grow new skin cells to replace the hyperpigmented skin cells. Use lemon juice on the skin up to three times daily. Allow the skin to air dry.