Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation: Home Remedies That Work

how to get rid of hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is when your skin produces more melanin thus making some areas darker in colour than the normal skin. The causes of hyperpigmentation are exposure to the sun, skin inflammation like acne and eczema and hormonal changes during pregnancy and even monthly periods or ovulation(not too common).

I have been struggling with hyperpigmentation after college and it is not a pleasant thing. So I decided to find ways to get rid of it. And these are some home remedies for hyperpigmentation that worked for me.

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Home remedies for hyperpigmentation

1. Using sunscreens:

I thought dark people did not need sunscreens because we had a special filter for sun damage but I was totally wrong. My black cracks under the hot sun and sunscreens are good protection from hyperpigmentation.

2. Exfoliation

Physical exfoliation like using facial scrubs, facial brushes, clairsonic, etc. is effective to fade brown spots and speed up your skin’s natural exfoliation rate. It takes 30 days on an average for skin to renew itself completely.

3. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of the best home used liquids to treat hypermentation. Mix apple cider vinegar with water in a bowl and apply on the dark patches and leave on for 2-3 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and repeat twice daily to achieve results.

4. Aloe vera

Aloe Vera is also good to use at home. It lightens the skin because it contains depigmenting compound that lightens the skin. Apply aloe Vera gel on pigmented areas, leave overnight and rinse with warm water the next morning. Repeat till you get desired results.

home remedies for hyperpigmentation

5. Milk

Milk has been shown as effective lightening of skin discoloration because it contains lactic acid. Soak a cotton ball in milk and rub over darkened skin twice a day.  Repeat daily till you see results.

6. Lime or lemon

One of the most effective ways to cure hyperpigmentation is the usage of lime and lemon because of its high acidic content. Cut lime or lemon into 2 halves, rub on affected areas and rinse with warm water.

7. Tomato paste

I haven’t tired this yet but The British Journal of Dermatology in 2011 found that tomato paste is rich in lycopene and its protects the skin against short-term and long-term aspects of skin damage.

Skin is obviously unique to each of us, what works for me might not work for you and vice versa. So try these and hopefully one will work for you. Thank you for reading, you can add a home remedy that worked for you in the comment section.


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  1. May 27, 2019 / 7:07 pm

    These are great tips. Over the counter skin lightening creams can be dangerous. These are much better alternatives

    Allie of

  2. May 28, 2019 / 4:47 pm

    Oh I did hear about the vinegar trick but I never tried it out! I’m mostly worried about the smell to be honest!


  3. May 28, 2019 / 5:04 pm

    Apple cider vinegar? Need to drink it to flatten my tummy and now wear it to lighten my ‘freckles’ aka sun spots. Great tip. I need to remember to exfoliate more because it does make a huge difference. Thanks for the reminder. Vitamin C is good, too.

  4. jodie filogomo
    May 28, 2019 / 5:11 pm

    I’ve heard great things about apple cider vinegar…
    Thanks for these!!

  5. May 28, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    These are great home remedies to try! I’ve heard amazing things about apple cider vinegar and citrus fruits!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  6. May 28, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    This is so helpful! My daughter gets a little bit of this from time to time.


  7. May 28, 2019 / 7:54 pm

    I had no idea about aloe vera – that’s good to know! The apple cider vinegar I’d heard of but I really don’t like walking around smelling like that 😛 I love home remedies – so much safer than using many of the OTC “cures”.


  8. May 29, 2019 / 2:57 am

    I honestly think it is super important to get into the habit of wearing sunscreen at a young age because in the end none of us want sunspots.

    – Avalon from

  9. May 29, 2019 / 5:09 am

    These remedies sure come in handy. Alovera really has tons of benefits.
    Jessica |

  10. May 29, 2019 / 10:58 am

    These natural remedies are so helpful. I love using aloe vera and use lemon mixed with a little honey. It makes my skin soft and plump and I don’t like the scent of apple cider vinegar. hehehe.

    Via |

  11. May 29, 2019 / 11:26 am

    I know sunscreen is important but I had no idea you could use tomato paste or milk on your face! Thanks for sharing!

    Hope that your week has been going well 🙂

  12. May 29, 2019 / 5:09 pm

    I will give the aloe vera option a try.

    Anouk |

  13. May 30, 2019 / 5:38 pm

    So many great tips here and some that I definitely hadn’t thought or heard of before xx

  14. June 3, 2019 / 6:11 am

    Very interesting and informative. I agree with all these tips, especially sunscreen and exfoliating. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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