Skin pigmentation can be very disturbing for some individuals. It can get psychologically troubling for others who it affects. For anyone who is looking to reduce the appearance of different colored patches on the skin, there are several home remedies for pigmentation that may help.
The best dermatologist in Islamabad says that a lot of women are too rigid to try home remedies. While there are many creams, serums, and gels that reduce the appearance of dark spots or pigmentation, nothing compares to natural ingredients found at home. It is not only cost-effective but also carries lesser chances of skin allergies as compared to other products.
Here are some of the natural ways to use in order to get rid of pigmentation.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is one of the best ingredients to use for lightning scars and is, therefore, no surprise that it’s equally good on dark spots and pigmentation too. It contains Aloin which is an agent with depigmentation properties.
Simply take fresh aloe vera gel from the plant and apply it to the face. Let it stay overnight and wash it off in the morning.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid which is a natural bleaching agent. It is said to be the fastest remedy against [pigmentation and dark spots. Take half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, mix it with a teaspoon of honey and apply on the dark spots or patches. Leave it for 25 minutes and then wash it off.
One other way to apply is by mixing a few drops of apple cider vinegar in water and then applying it to your face. But wash it off within 3 minutes.
Onions are extremely rich in vitamin C. And it helps in the reduction of dark spots and pigmentation. Along with that it also helps in shrinking the pores of the skin and evens out the texture. I know for some people it doesn’t sound right but do give it a try.
Grate a small onion to form a paste and add turmeric to it. Apply it only to the affected area and spots.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea is an amazing toner that helps the skin get rid of dark spots and pigmentation. Green tea contains antioxidants like catechins that not only soothe the skin but reduce the appearance of dark spots. A plus point with it is that it also fights against the early signs of aging.
Add green tea leaves into boiling water and let it soak. Let the tea content permeate into the liquid. Let it cool down and use a cotton ball or spray it on the face when required.
Milk and Curd
Milk and curd are mild ingredients that are effective for reducing the appearance of dark spots. These two are excellent moisturizing agents which help in giving skin that extra glow. They are also good for de-tan.
To use it, add 1 tablespoon of chickpeas flour, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, few teaspoons of raw milk or curd. Create a paste and use it on the face.
It has anti-inflammatory properties which help in soothing the skin. A simple mix of chickpea flour, turmeric powder, and rewater makes a mild yet effective face pack that soothes your skin and easily reduces the appearance of dark spots.
To accelerate the process add lemon juice and watch your skin glow from top to bottom.
Mulberry leaves and extract can be really good for treating pigmentation. The active ingredient in mulberry leaf blocks factors that cause pigmentation and disperses melanin.
It is a mild remedy. Works slow but is worth it.
Vitamin C fruits
Vitamin C-rich fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, and even lemon can help reduce pigmentation and dark spots. One of the most effective and simplest masks is a lemon juice honey mask. Mix the two and make a paste, apply it on your face, let it dry, and wash it off.
Never use lemon directly on your face.
Give these remedies a try in order to get your confidence back which has been long lost. If you don’t feel any difference in your skin, stop using these remedies and visit a dermatologist. They recommend you the products and creams that are suitable according to your skin type.