Melanin is the pigment that gives our skin it’s color and they are produced by melanocytes. Hyperpigmentation is the result of excessive production of melanin resulting in dark spots, age spots, freckles, melasma and liver spots. Hyperpigmentation can appear in very small areas like dark spots or it can also appear in large areas.
1. Sun Exposure:
2. Skin Inflammation:
Some of the treatments available for hyperpigmentation are
- Photo facial which is light based treatment that improves collagen production and reduces dark and brown spots.
- Chemical peels in which chemicals are applied to skin to peel off the existing skin layer. The regenerated skin layer is smooth and is supposed to be free of hyperpigmentation.
- Laser peels in which laser is used to lighten the dark area and finally there is topical skin lightening creams and potions.
But these treatment should be done under expert guidance else it could cause more harm than good. Finally there are natural home remedies that is made with natural skin lightening ingredients.
Some of the most commonly used skin lightening ingredients are licorice powder, Aloe Vera, turmeric powder, potato juice, lemon juice, rice water and sandalwood.
I have given some of the remedies using these ingredients down, use them regularly to see good results. The time it takes for the pigmentation to fade will vary from person to person and we have to be regular with the treatments else we will not see results.
5 Top Natural Home Remedies To Treat Hyperpigmentation:
1. Rice Water For Hyperpigmentation:
Take 1 tbsp of pure sandalwood powder in a bowl. Add in enough rice water to form a paste and apply as a face pack.
2. Turmeric Powder For Hyper Pigmentation:
Take wild turmeric powder in a bowl. Add in enough milk to form a paste and apply as a face pack.
3. Potato & Lemon Juice For Hyperpigmentation:
Take 1 potato, peel the outer skin and grate it using a fine grater. Now take the grated potato in a strainer and press to extract the juice completely. Add in equal quantities of lemon juice and apply.
4. Licorice For Hyperpigmentation:
Take licorice powder in a bowl, add in equal quantity of rice powder and turmeric powder. Now squeeze in lemon juice to form a paste and use a face pack.
5. Aloe Vera For Hyperpigmentation:
Take 1 tsp Aloe Vera gel, add in 1/2 tsp besan and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder in a bowl and apply as a face pack. This is a wonderful remedy to lighten dark spots and black spots in the face.
Dear Ramya I came across your blog a few days ago when searching for nanari receipe from then on I visit your blog at least once daily. I find it very interesting to know about the natural remedies. I appreciate your work and hope you post many more things that will be helpful to all.
Thanks a lot for your lovely words, means a lot to me…
This is interesting post because remedies like Rice Water For Hyperpigmentation and Potato & Lemon Juice For Hyperpigmentation were the remedies i heard for the first time… I'll try this soon.
Home remedies are always good for skin which does not cause any side effect.These tips are really helpful.Great work!!!
Turmeric really work well for me, i liked the face pack thanks for these amazing remedies.
Dear RemyaThank you so much for taking the pain to tell all these wonderful natural remedies.Your pics and everything in this site is very useful. Thank you for sharing it.I am from Kerala.The rice that we use here is matta rice .Can that rice be used for face and hair wash ?
You can use matta rice too, it is even more good than regular white rice….
Hi, Ramya, Is this will work on Sun tanning too? I almost used all the cosmetics for the sun tanning. But the results are the same all the times, But thanks for taking the initiative dear. Imressive post. Was not aware of the turmeric benefits. Thanks a lot. Looking forward to more articles. Best wishes and Regards.
Dear Katherine, The best remedy for removing sun tan is fresh Aloe Vera gel, it soothes sunburn and removes suntan too. I will be be writing detailed post on removing suntan at home very soon…
Hi Ramya,thank u so much for ur tips..can I use kasthuric turmeric for hyperpigmentation..
You can use kasthuri turmeric, it treats hyper pigmentation very well…
Hai mam.This is the first time i have visited your site.Its too good.Especially the way you post with pictures.The way you are presenting is very attracting to thhe eye.I have stubborn hyperpigmentation due to sun exposure for the past years.Ihave used all the above except licorice.can u suggest any skin care regime.how many days does it take to show the result
I have acne scars and dark pigmrntation all round the lip area. Do I use the masks as spot treatment or whole face?
Hi Ramya. I found a video that you made in which you used licorice powder, sweet almond oil for a skin care routine. I have used a links to the products and ordered them. Unable to find the video on your YouTube channel now. Please can you provide the link for it?