5 Effective Home Remedies For Skin Pigmentation

Skin pigmentation is a type of disorder of the skin that occurs when the body produces excess melanin. It usually affects small areas of the skin resulting in darkened patches on the affected areas. Rarely, skin pigmentation affects the entire body. There are various causes of skin pigmentation. Hormonal changes, exposure to sunlight and certain ailments are associated with this condition. Fortunately, there are a number of effective home remedies for skin pigmentation. By inhibiting the abnormal activities of the melanin producing cells and assisting in exfoliation of the dead skin, they help in restoring the normal skin color.

The Following Home Remedies Are Known To Help In Fading Skin Pigmentation

1. Yogurt, Honey And Lemon

To get rid of the pigmentation from your skin, combine yogurt, honey and lemon and apply the mixture to the pigmented areas of your skin. Mix a tablespoon of plain yogurt with a teaspoon of liquid honey. Add few drops of lemon juice to the mixture and spread it on the pigmented skin. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wipe off the paste from your skin with a damp warm wash cloth.[1]


2. Potato Juice

Potato juice is an excellent natural remedy for skin pigmentation. To fade the pigmentation on your skin, peel the potato and grind it to extract the juice. Apply the juice to the pigmented areas of your skin. With regular use, it helps in restoring the natural skin tone.[2]

Potato Juice

3. Papaya

On the pigmented areas of your skin, rub the inside of the papaya peel for a few minutes. Leave the juice overnight on your skin. The enzymes present in papaya helps in minimizing the pigmentation. Do this at least once a week.[3]



4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is known for its skin lightening property. Mix one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with equal amount of water. Soak a washcloth in the diluted vinegar and place it on the pigmented area. Keep it on your skin for several minutes until the vinegar is fully absorbed in the skin. Rinse with cold water. Apply the diluted vinegar to your skin daily for best result.[4]

Apple Cider Vinegar

5. Lemon And Cucumber

Both lemon and cucumber are known to help in fading skin pigmentation. Combine fresh lemon and cucumber juices in equal proportions. Apply the juice blend on the pigmented areas of the skin. Let it sit on the skin at least for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Apply the juice mixture twice a day.[5]