Hyperpigmentation is when your skin and hair product 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. This product package is from Harryprint.com
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.
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.
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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These are great tips! Raw honey is also a good one. I think I’m going to try apple cider vinegar!
These are great tips. Over the counter skin lightening creams can be dangerous. These are much better alternatives
I have some dark spots, I will try these remedies!
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i didn’t know that Milk helps with fighting hyperpigmentation ! thank you for the tips!
Thank you for the tips! I knew about the vinegar but not about the milk!
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Such interesting tips !
I should use more facial scrubs.
Such great tips! Thanks for sharing!
Oh I did hear about the vinegar trick but I never tried it out! I’m mostly worried about the smell to be honest!
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.
I’ve heard great things about apple cider vinegar…
Thanks for these!!
These are great home remedies to try! I’ve heard amazing things about apple cider vinegar and citrus fruits!
Jill – Doused in Pink
This is great! I definitely didn’t know about the aloe vera- seriously is there anything that aloe vera and apple cider vinegar can’t do? LOL. Great post!
I never thought to use Aloe Vera! So helpful!
I’m using sunscreen on a daily basis too. It’s so important to me!
Little Glittery Box
This is so helpful! My daughter gets a little bit of this from time to time.
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”.
I need to try some of these home remedies. The Apple Cider one peaked my interest. Thanks for sharing!
Amazing post! I’d love to see more:)
– Marina W
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 http://www.simplyavalon.com
I don’t think I will be able to try the tomato paste, but I will definitely try the Aloe Vera.
These remedies sure come in handy. Alovera really has tons of benefits.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
These are really good tips! Thanks a lot.
xx The C Edit | http://www.thecedit.com
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 | http://glossnglitters.com
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 🙂
Cores do Vício
I will give the aloe vera option a try.
Anouk | anouk.co
Thank you for all the tips x
Thank you for the tips! I deal with this as well and will be trying some of these!
So many great tips here and some that I definitely hadn’t thought or heard of before xx
Very interesting and informative. I agree with all these tips, especially sunscreen and exfoliating. Thank you for sharing 🙂
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