Hyperpigmentation, you may say as one of the worst skin problem. Hyperpigmentation is difference in the color of the skin and different colored patches everywhere on your skin. Due to this problem, you may look older than your age and is very embarrassing to face others especially who have flawless skin. Yes, it is a serious problem but not serious enough not to have a solution. To introduce you to the top 6 solutions, read the article below. Instead of trying all, you may pick one and follow as per the guidelines. I am sure that you will be saying ‘goodbye’ to the problem soon.
Top 6 Home Remedies For Hyperpigmentation
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is recognized as one of the best remedy for a number of skin problems. It has the astringent properties that restore the natural hue of the skin and also undo the damage done by the free radicals on the skin. Use it twice every day and you will be able to get rid of hyperpigmentation and make your skin brighter and even supple. In 3-4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, add few drops of water and apply everywhere on your face. Keep applied for 10 minutes or more followed by rinsing off thoroughly with lukewarm water giving final few splashes of cold water.
2. Orange Peel, Milk, Honey And Lemon Juice
Instead of throwing away orange peel, it can be used for such a grave problem together with milk, lemon juice and honey. Orange peel with its citric properties helps in reducing the melanin pigment on the skin thus solving the hyperpigmentation problem whereas milk softens the skin, honey moisturizes it and lemon juice lightens the skin color or you may say enhances the properties of orange peel in this recipe. You may either use the remedy 3-4 times every week or use it once every day for quicker and best results. Peel an orange and dry its peel. When it gets completely dry, crush to form its powder and mix with 1 teaspoon each of honey, milk and lemon juice. Mix properly and apply everywhere on your face or on the affected area. Keep applied for 15 minutes or until it air dries. Finally use lukewarm water to rinse first and then give few final splashes of cold water.
3. Raw Potato
You might have heard of people using potato for lightening the skin color and removing suntan. In the same way, it can also be used for lightening the pigmented areas, blemishes and dark spots. It is because of the presence of a certain enzyme in raw potato that work best in lightening the skin color. In case of hyperpigmentation, use it about 3-4 times every day. Take a raw potato and cut it into round pieces. Add few drop of water on its surface and rub its juice on the pigmented areas. Keep for some 10-15 minutes and then rinse off with water. Alternatively, you may also grate the raw potato and place it on the pigmented areas for the same time.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is again used for a number of skin care remedies. One of the best ingredients of nature, aloe vera cleanses the skin without interrupting its natural pH balance. It also plays an important role in lightening the pigmented areas and undo the damage that is caused by the UV radiation of the sun. Instead of using aloe vera itself, mix its 2 teaspoon with ½ teaspoon of raw honey. Mix properly before applying. When applied, keep for some 10 minutes or even 15. Finally, rinse off with lukewarm water. Stick to the recipe once every day till you get rid of the problem completely.
5. Lemon Juice And Turmeric Powder
In this recipe, lemon juice is used because of its bleaching properly whereas “the king of all the spices,” turmeric is used for its antibacterial, astringent and antiseptic properties. Perhaps, this is the reason why Indian brides use it on face. Turmeric is also known for removing blemishes and making skin vibrant. Also, not to forget that turmeric balances the pH level of the skin as well.
Take a bowl and add 1 teaspoon each of turmeric powder and lemon juice. Mix well and apply on your skin thoroughly or only on the affected portion. Keep for some 20 minutes or until it air dries. Finally rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
6. Lemon Juice
The bleaching properties of lemon juice works best on the pigmentations. Although, you may use lemon juice individually but mixing it with honey enhances its properties and also does not causes irritation. You may use lemon with honey twice daily on your skin until you get rid of the problem. Take one lemon and squeeze out its juice in a bowl. Add ½ a teaspoon of honey to the juice and mix properly. Apply on the affected area and keep applied for some 15 minutes. Wash off properly with water afterwards.