What would be the perfect definition of a flawless beauty or skin according to you guys? Is it fair glowing skin? Or acne free radiant skin? Nah! A perfect flawless beauty is having naturally healthy, glowing, acne and dark spots free, unpigmented, properly moisturized and supple skin. Usually, dark spots, pigmentation, dark circles, wrinkles and acne breakout are the common skin complaints of almost every woman and man. Skin pigmentation is one of the most critical skin issue these days due to several reasons such as sun exposure, junk foods, excessive use of makeup loaded with harsh chemicals, pollution, dirt, stress, genetics, hormonal changes, irregular menstruation, menopause, insulin resistance, aggressive skin care treatments and lack of sleep. Still you can breathe a sigh of relief because treating skin pigmentation is not that difficult, especially when you’re trying out some natural home remedies.
Skin pigmentation basically are of two types: hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation. Usually many of us have a very less basic idea about pigmentation and identifying the right type of pigmentation can help you to get right treatment. Hypopigmentation is a condition in which patches of skin becomes whiter and lighter in colour than its normal surrounding skin. Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which an area of skin becomes darker caused due to over production of skin pigment called melanin. However. Here are the following natural remedies to get rid of skin pigmentation.
Remedies for Hypopigmentation
- Lemon juice, almonds, cream pack
A very effective remedy for hypo pigmentation is almonds, fresh cream and lemon juice pack. All you need is 5-6 almonds, fresh cream 1 teaspoon and one full lemon juice extract to mix it well making a thick paste and apply on your affected area or entire face and neck to leave for 15 minutes and rinse it with water completely.
- Papaya cucumber face pack
You need -6 small cubes of ripened papaya and half of a cucumber to make a thick paste and apply on your entire face and neck. Leave the paste on for 20 -30 minutes and rinse it with cold water.
- Yogurt, oatmeal and tomato paste
Hypopigmentation is a condition of skin pigmentation in which your skin gets lighter or whiter patches and for the best treatment, the natural home remedy is making a thick paste of one teaspoon of yogurt, 2 teaspoon of oatmeal and half tomato. Apply the paste on your light patches and leave it on to dry it out. Rinse it after few minutes. Repeat the remedy twice a week.
- Turmeric and lemon juice mixture
Take equal amounts of turmeric powder and lemon juice to make a paste and apply it on your face and neck region. Leave it to dry for 15 minutes. Rinse it with cold water to pat it dry and repeat once a week. Note: Don’t go out in sun after this remedy for few hours. Better to be applied at night time.
- Turmeric mustard oil pack
For this remedy, all you need is 4 teaspoons of turmeric powder, 150 ml of mustard oil to prepare a mixture. Apply this mixture to your face and neck region twice a day for 15 minutes and cleanse your face with aloe vera gel or aloe vera based face wash. You can see the results in a year but the remedy is quite effective.
- Bakuchi and tamarind seeds paste
You have to soak both tamarind and bakuchi seeds in rice grains washed water for an entire week. Grind it to make a thick paste and apply to the white patches for 30 minutes thrice a week. This remedy works real faster over hypopigmentation.
- Radish seeds and vinegar mixture
This remedy is a quite long treatment might take some time to show the results but effective in reducing the white and light patches from your skin. Take 25 gm of radish seeds powder and 2 teaspoon of vinegar to make a thick paste. Apply it daily over the affected region and leave it for 15 minutes to wash it off with normal water.
- Ginger juice
Another effective yet long time treatment is ginger juice and red clay mixture. Apply the mixture thrice a week on your face and neck to wash it off with cold water to reduce the tingling effect of ginger juice.
Remedies for Hyperpigmentation
- Lemon extract
For treating hyperpigmentation (a condition of skin pigmentation in which dark patches and spots appear on your skin) the best ever effective natural home remedy is pure lemon extract. Squeeze out the lemon juice and apply it on your face and neck for 15 minutes. Wash it with normal water. You can also add some raw honey too.
- Vitamin E and castor oil mixture
Take 3-4 vitamin E capsules and puncture them to squeeze the content out and add 3-4 drops of castor oil to it and mix it well. Apply the mixture on to your face before going bed at night and leave it overnight. Next morning rinse it with your regular face wash or aloe vera gel. Repeat the remedy twice or thrice a week.
- Raw potato juice
Potatoes have natural bleaching properties like lemons. Raw potato juice can be very effective for treating hyperpigmentation. All you need is few slices of potatoes to grind it and filter the juice and apply it on your entire face and neck for 30 minutes twice a week.
- Apple cider vinegar and water solution
Apple cider vinegar significantly reduces dark spots and patches from your skin effectively due to its skin lightening and astringent properties. Mix equal amount of apple cider vinegar and water, mix it well apply on your skin and leave it for 5 minutes. Repeat the remedy twice a day thrice a week for best results.
- Aloe vera extract or gel
Take fresh aloe vera gel or extract to apply on your skin overnight and rinse next morning with cold water. You can also mix both aloe gel and raw honey in equal amounts to apply on your skin to let it dry. Rinse with luke warm water. Repeat this remedy every day for best results.
- Turmeric and lemon juice pack
Take 2-3 tablespoons of turmeric powder and 4-5 tablespoons of lemon juice to mix it well and apply on your skin leaving it to dry for 15 minutes. Rinse your skin with cold water and make sure to avoid going out in sun after trying out this remedy. You can also add milk instead of lemon to make a paste and apply it for 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. Repeat this remedy twice a week which is the best natural home remedy for treating skin pigmentation.
- Orange peel powder, milk and honey pack
Another effective remedy for hyperpigmentation is adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, milk, honey and 1 tablespoon of dried orange peel powder and mix all the ingredients to make a thick consistency to apply the pack on your skin for 20 minutes. Before rinsing, gently massage over your skin and was it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this remedy thrice a week for best results.
- Sandal wood powder and rose water pack
Sandalwood is an effective ingredient for lightening skin blemishes. Mix 2-3 tablespoons of sandal wood powder and add rose water to it making a thick paste. Apply the pack over your face and neck for 30 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat this remedy twice daily for a month. The best ever natural home remedy for treating skin pigmentation!
- Ripe avocado paste
Take one fully ripened avocado to take out the pulp out of it and mash it to make a paste. Apply it on your skin for 30 minutes. Rinse it with lukewarm water and repeat the remedy twice daily for one month. You can also mix two teaspoons of honey to the paste and apply it in the same way once daily for a month.