Generally the change in pigmentation which is seen in pregnant woman is melasma and chloasma.If you have those ugly patches of dark skin on your face or other body parts like neck, arms, legs etc. blame it on the excessive production of melanin in your body that leads to these dark spots on your face or body parts. This excessive production of melanin can be attributed to various factors such as hormonal issues, pregnancy, certain diseases, exposure to sun’s UV rays, injury, or even emotional stress. Sometimes when your skin comes in contact with some harmful chemicals like those in cosmetic products or soaps etc. then also you may get hyperpigmentation. Medical treatment for skin pigmentation is a costly affair. Let’s have a look at some effective home remedies for skin pigmentation.
Home Remedies For Skin Pigmentation
Tomato And Oatmeal
Tomato is a very good natural skin lightening agent due to its bleaching properties. Oatmeal, on the other hand make a good exfoliating agent along with providing nutrients to your skin. Using these two ingredients along with yogurt can give you an effective mask for skin pigmentation.Grate or grind the tomatoes and then extract their juice.Add oatmeal and yogurt with tomato juice.Apply this to affected areas.Leave for 15-20 minutes.Wash off with warm water.Repeat 3-4 times a week.
If you have a papaya tree in your garden, you are in luck. Look no further. Grate the papaya and extract the juice out of it. Apply on the pigmented area and wait patiently, probably for a month till you can see amazing results.The enzyme papain in papaya is used for skin exfoliation. Regeneration of new skin cells every time you do a raw papaya treatment will remove the pigmented layers of skin every time you do an exfoliation and help reduce and finally remove the pigmented mark.
Papaya with yogurt
Papaya face mask with yogurt helps to lighten the dark spots. Make a face mask by adding ½ cup of mashed ripe papaya pulp, 1 tsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp of honey and ¼th cup of yogurt and apply a thick layer over the skin. Wash it off after 30 minutes with warm water and pat dry.
Turmeric, commonly known as the holy powder has potent medicinal properties which make it a popular ingredient in ayurvedic medicine. It is especially effective for curing skin diseases and issues related to skin. It is a time-tested cure for pigmentation on face, also known as melasma. Curcumin, the active ingredient existent in turmeric has strong antioxidant and skin lightening properties, and it also helps in reducing melanin pigmentation. It also flushes out toxins from the skin and helps cure acne and pimples.
Aloe Vera Gel
The amazing hydrating properties of aloe vera gel makes it a popular ingredient in many skin care products and it is one of the beneficial natural remedies for melasma. It is also used to treat numerous skin diseases, and it is a potent cure for treating ringworm. Pure aloe vera gel contains mucilaginous polysaccharides that lighten blemishes, dark spots caused by excessive sun exposure and melasma discoloration. The potent antioxidant properties of aloe vera gel protect the skin from the damage caused by oxidative stress. It is best if you have access to pure aloe vera gel.Apply pure aloe vera gel evenly on the affected skin and massage gently for 2 minutes. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. Follow this natural cure 2 times daily for few weeks to get best results.
Lemon And Cucumber
Two wonderful skin lightening agents when put together can surely work wonders. The cool caress of cucumber and the lightening action of lemon do not disappoint, provided you give it enough importance and apply it every day. Apply every day in the morning and evening and leave it on for 20 minutes.If you do not have both these lightening agents, do not worry. They can create wonderful results when applied on their own as well. Lemon is a natural bleach and cucumber is used for dark circles which too is a form of skin pigmentation.