It is indeed frustrating when you need to put extra layers of concealers to hide your dark spots and pigmentation. Here are a few DIY home tips that help you lighten your ugly patches and make you look more confident and naturally beautiful.
Skin Pigmentation disorder basically refers to any change in the colour of the skin. Under or excess production of melanin is responsible for skin pigmentation. When the skin cells are damaged or are unhealthy, melanin production is affected. When your skin tends to turn darker, it is known as hyperpigmentation.
Pigmentation is more of a cosmetic issue rather than a medical condition. Here are a few ways to lighten the pigmented areas of your skin.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider Vinegar has proven properties to lighten the pigmentation. According to the famous magazine, Cosmopolitan the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar acts hardly on the dark spots and lightens them gradually. Avoid using this on your face as it may damage your skin cells and the epidermis layer.
The best way to reduce pigmentation on the face would be to opt for a certified Hydrafacial treatment.
· Aloe Vera
According to a study conducted in 2012, Aloe Vera acts as a natural depigmenting agent that works impressively in lightening the dark spots. The best time to apply Aloe Vera gel is before going to bed and keeping it overnight. Rinse the affected areas with lukewarm water the next morning. You can repeat it daily.
· Red Onion Skin
Research has proved that the dried skin of red onions is highly effective in reducing pigmentation. Red onion is one of the main ingredients of skin lightening creams and lotions. You can also look out for creams containing red onion (Allium cepa) extract.
· Green Tea Extract
Green tea is now commonly found in every home. You can apply a green tea bag after making your tea for four to five minutes. Cool the tea bag before applying or you may end up burning your skin. Repeat it twice a day.
Buttermilk, milk and even sour milk have depigmenting properties. Lactic acid present in milk acts on the dark spots and reduces them. The application is very easy. Just dip a cotton ball in milk and apply on the dark patches twice a day. Keep it for around 10-15 minutes and then wash with warm water.
· Tomato Paste
The British Journal of Dermatology has conducted research and found that raw tomato paste is effective in fighting hyperpigmentation. Lycopene in Tomatoes protects the cell damage for both the short and long term. Mix tomato paste in small quality of olive oil and apply it once daily.
What is the root cause of pigmentation?
Sun damage and exposure to UV/IR rays are the main reasons behind pigmentation. The parts that are more exposed to the sun get damaged and are at high risk of pigmentation. Always apply sunscreen with good SPF when stepping out from your home or even if you are working on a computer screen for a long time. Other reasons could be chemotherapy, pregnancy hormones, skin irritation, insulin disorder, etc.
If your pigmentation is still growing despite the home remedies and is not due to any medical reason, it’s time to go for the best Hydra Facial Treatment and micro-needling in Toronto. Micro-needling gives a more smoother, toner and firmer-looking skin.
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