Pigmentation refers to coloring of skin. Skin pigmentation is a disorder that affects the coloring of skin.
Skin gets color from melanin and when the skin cells get damaged , it starts to affect the melanin.
Skin pigmentation disorder can be divided into two types – Depigmentation and Hyper pigmentation.-
Depigmentation is the lightening of skin or loss of pigment in which the color of the skin starts to fade away.
Hyper pigmentation on the other hand is a common and harmless skin condition in which the skin becomes darker than the normal surrounding skin. It occurs when excess of melanin is produced .
The causes for hyper pigmentation are
- Sun exposure
- Hormonal change
- Botched skin treatment ( caused by acne / skin inflammation )
Sun exposure can be harmful causing freckles and age spots also the common areas affecting are face, arms and hands.
Hyper pigmentation can be treated at home using the following DIY remedies.
Lemon is a basic fruit found in every household. The citric acid present in lemon acts as a bleaching agent and fades away the dark blemishes on skin.
Directions : Extract lemon juice and apply over face. For sensitive skin , dilute with water.
Potatoes are on of my FAVORITES , sadly not for eating but in terms for DIY remedies. yes. Potatoes contain amazing vitamins and enzymes in it that act asa bleaching agent and lighten skin tone. It is one of the best remedies to cure hyper-pigmented skin and dark circles.
Directions : Wash a small size potato. Peel and shred to get the water out. Apply the water over the affected area and let it dry. Wash with lukewarm water.
- Vitamin E / Almond oil
Very well known for its amazing healing properties , almond oil is very well known for its absolute obvious treatment for hyper pigmentation. It neutralizes the effect of harmful UV rays.
Directions : Apply and massage over the affected area.
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