Your skin care journal: Natural remedies to cure skin hyperpigmentation!

Sensitive skin?

 Looking for a natural cure for dark skin patches? We’ve got your back. Just lap through the blog and you’ll have your solution!

 Nowadays, hyperpigmentation is a common problem among people. There is a simple reflex mechanism in the skin in response to certain triggers that cause hyperpigmentation. Triggers may include the use of certain medications, cosmetic products, underlying medical conditions, hormonal imbalances, sun exposure, and so on.

If your skin is sensitive, you might feel uncomfortable using chemical methods and prefer easy, side-effect free remedies. Here are some of the proven ingredients that may help you accomplish your mission. However, you must be patient when you opt for natural treatment.

remedies for hyperpigmentation

 If you are ready, here you go.

  1. Aloe vera tops the list!               
    Aloe vera has always been a part of Indian traditional medication. Especially for skin and hairs, it is trusted for years and the extracts are used in several cosmetics. Aloe vera contains aloin, a natural depigmenting compound that helps in fading the dark skin patches.
  1. Apple cider vinegar is an effective solution!
    ACV can be considered as a natural peeling agent. It contains acetic acid that is effective in reducing acne and lightening pigmented regions. Also, it does kill the acne causing bacteria and remove excess oil and dirt.
  1. Red onion is your skin buddy!                           
    Eating onion has multiple benefits, so has applying onion extract to skin.  Onions are rich in vitamin C and quercetin which are known for their skin brightening properties. The antioxidants help in rejuvenating the skin.
  1. Tomatoes will help you glow!           
    According to a study Tomato paste is considered to be the most beneficial for skin. It is rich in lycopene and vitamin C, which protects the skin against the aspects of UV damage. Vitamin C is a known Skin lightening agent, hence it helps in reducing Hyperpigmentation.
  1. Milk and yogurt are your daily skin care allies.
    It is known, milk is an excellent moisturizing agent and helps your skin to glow naturally. Milk and yogurt contains lactic acid that is a natural skin whitening agent, hence it is used in cosmetics and many natural face masks.
  1. Green tea extracts Rejuvenates the skin.       
    Research shows that green tea extract reduces dark spots and pigmentation. Green tea contains antioxidants like catherines that not only reduce the dark spots but also smooth the skin and fight against wrinkles and early signs of aging.
  1. Licorice is a better option.                 
    Licorice extract reduces the generation of free radicals by scattering melanin, inhibiting its synthesis, and inhibiting cyclooxygenase activity which in turn helps in treating hyperpigmentation. Licorice extract is mostly made up of glabridin, a polyphenolic flavonoid.

 

Some more tips for you!

  • Avoid friction and chaffing of skin.
    Friction is considered as the most probable cause of hyperpigmentation. Try to avoid it as much as you can. Remove ornaments before sleeping or wear loose fitting clothes in case of pigmentation in your body like neck, breast line etc.
  • Reduce sun exposure.
    UVA and UVB rays from the sun are the most damaging and cause sun tan. Reducing sun exposure will make you less vulnerable to the UV rays. Always wear sunscreen when you go out.
  • Regular hormones.
    Keeping your lifestyle in check with better sleep and less stress can help you balance your hormones, that in turn reduces the risk of acne and breakouts.

 You always need to be consistent with whatever you choose as results will never show up within twice usage. You must take into account your food allergies and other effects as per your skin type. Reach out to your dermatologists in case of any inflammation or irritation.

 Make sure you keep your lifestyle and weight in check as well. Stay hydrated and Keep glowing!

Sources:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10057.x

https://www.medicinenet.com/how_can_i_remove_dark_spots_at_home_naturally/article.htm (Radhakrishnan) “How Can I Remove Dark Spots at Home Naturally? 9 Home Remedies.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3663177/ (“Cosmeceuticals for Hyperpigmentation: What is Available? - PMC”)

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-643/onion (“ONION: Overview, Uses, Side Effects, Precautions, Interactions, Dosing and Reviews”)

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