Dark patches on the skin are the common symptoms of hyperpigmentation, this skin problem can occur on any part of the body, from face, neck, hands to arms and legs.
The common causes of hyperpigmentation are:
- Excessive sun exposure
- Skin injuries
- Some medications
- Hormonal changes
- Emotional stress
There are many ways to lighten the appearance of hyperpigmentation or prevent it. For preventing hyperpigmentation, try to avoid sun exposure as possible, and wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 daily. And you can prevent or get rid of hyperpigmentation naturally with the help of some natural ingredients and simple remedies.
Here is a highly recommended remedy to get rid of hyperpigmentation.
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine the lemon juice with the turmeric powder and smear the mixture over the affected skin areas.
Rinse with cold water after 15 minutes and do this twice a day.
You will see the differences after a few days. Be careful if you have sensitive skin, you can add a little water to the mixture to avoid the uncomfortable feeling.
The lemon juice provides citric acid that helps bleach the skin, thus fading the dark blemishes effectively, and the combination of turmeric will keep the skin free of infection.
Besides lemon and turmeric, there are more natural ingredients you can use for this skin issue:
Raw potatoes contain catecholase, which has been proven to be able to help lighten skin tone. Simply rub some thick potato slices on the affected areas for some minutes, do it regularly works well to help lighten the hyperpigmented skin as well as other spots on the skin.
-Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar also has good skin lightening properties, makes it a good choice to lighten the appearance of dark patches on the skin that caused by hyperpigmentation.
Use the mixture of same amount of apple cider vinegar and water to the affected areas, rinse off with warm water after some minutes.
Aloe vera can remove the dead skin cells thanks to the mucilaginous polysaccharides it contains.
Use aloe vera gel on the hyperpigmented skin regularly, and you will get the positive results after some days.
Orange peel contains citric acid which can help lighten the appearance of the dark patches on skin.
Make a mixture of one teaspoon lemon juice, one teaspoon milk, one teaspoon raw honey and one tablespoon of dried orange peel powder. Use the mixture on the affected areas and massage gently, then rinse off after half an hour.
Avocados are packed with Vitamin E, which works well to reduce the spots on the skin. The fatty acids, oleic acid and Vitamin C are all helpful to get rid of hyperpigmentation.
Mash one ripe avocado into a smooth paste, mix with two teaspoons of raw honey and one teaspoon of milk. Use the mixture on the affected area and rinse off after some it dries.
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