Pigmentation refers to the coloring of the skin. Skin pigmentation disorders cause changes to the color of your skin. Melanin is made by cells in the skin and is the pigment responsible for your skin’s color.
Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes your skin to darken. This can affect patches of your skin or your entire body. Age spots, also called liver spots, are a common type of hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is usually harmless but can sometimes be caused by an underlying medical condition. Certain medications can also cause your skin to darken. It’s more of a cosmetic issue for most people.
Its time to like your skin again…
10 Remedies for Hyperpigmentation
Known for it’s amazing antibacterial properties, lemon is excellent for lightening dark skin spots. Use neat on the skin or mix with natural yogurt Rinse after 10 minutes
Aloe Vera is one of natures finest natural skin remedies It has been used for thousands of years to heal skin complaints Apply freshly squeezed aloe vera to darker pigmentation
Avacados are a source of vitamin B6 and vitamin E which are great for the skin, Avacados also contain a natural anti-inflammatory called lutein. To use avacados, blend them in a food processor to a smooth paste and apply to the skin
Coconut oil has recently become the latest craze in natural remedies, and with good reason Coconut oil contains vitamins E and C, and lauric acid, which are all excellent for the skin.
Sugar can be used as an excellent exfoliator for hyperpigmentation Add 1/4 cup of suger to 1/2 cup of almond oil add 1 tsp of lemon juice for a great DIY exfoliator
Potato is great for healing all manner of skin complaints. Recently, potato peel has been medically proven to help heal burns. You can use the juice of a potato or slices of to lighten the skin
Turmeric is another ancient natural remedy. It is regarded as one of natures best anti-inflammatories. Great for joint pain, and a possible cancer preventative. Mix turmeric powder with yogurt and apply to the skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is amazing stuff. Try and use organic if you can get it. Apply to darker spots on the skin with a cotton pad. Rinse after 10 minutes.
Baking soda can be used as a natural skin lightener. Just mix some baking soda with a small amount of water and apply to the skin Rinse after 10 minutes
Natural plain yogurt is an excellent skin brightener as it contains lactic acid. Use it as a base with other ingredients or simply use it on its own