Don't we all want flawless skin all year round? Flawless skin minus blemishes and spots is something we all dream of. Well, achieving fabulous skin is not difficult but it certainly requires necessary steps to make it happen. Pigmentation is a condition, which darkens the skin either as dark spots, patches or tanning on the surface of the skin. Hyperpigmentation is usually harmless unless caused by a medical condition for which a doctor's consultation is a must. With simple tips and tricks, you can get rid of those pesky spots and patches with these home remedies using ingredients easily found at home.
How To Remove Skin Pigmentation Like Dark Spots Naturally
While there are many creams, gels and serums that reduce the appearance of dark spots on the skin, nothing compares to natural ingredients found at home. This cost effective method is not just easy to procure but also carries lesser chance of skin allergies as compared to other products. Here are some home remedies to remove skin pigmentation naturally and effectively:
1. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is one of the best ingredients to use for lightening scars and is therefore no surprise that it is equally good on dark spots and pigmentation too. Aloe vera gel contains aloin which is a depigmentation agent that reduces dark spots. Simply use pure aloe vera gel from a bottle or obtained fresh from the plant on the affected areas overnight and wash your face as regular the next morning. Repeat this process until the spots/patches reduce or fade in colour. This process can be used during the day as well.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which is a natural bleaching agent found in it making this one of the fastest acting natural remedy for pigmentation. Half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar along with a tablespoon of honey can be mixed and applied on dark spots or patches or even soaked in a face mask and let it sit for 15 minutes and then wash it off with cool water. You can also dilute a few drops of apple cider vinegar in a tablespoon of water and apply it for not more than 3 minutes until washed off.
3. Onion Juice
The thought of onion juice may not sound as fabulous but the benefits are nothing less than that. Onions are a rich source of Vitamin C that which not only helps in lightening the spots but also even tightens the pores and evens out the skin's texture. To use it, grate a small portion of onion to form a paste and add a tinge of turmeric to it and apply it only on the affected spots and areas.
4. Green Tea Extract
Antioxidants like catechins are present in green tea that not only soothes the skin but effectively reduces the appearance of dark spots and also fights against the early signs of ageing. It flushes out toxins from the system and repairs cells on the skin's surface. Add green tea leaves into boiling hot water and let it soak for as long as the tea leaves' contents permeate into the liquid. Let it cool and then use a cotton ball or spray it on the face as and when required.
5. Vitamin C
Vitamin C rich foods such as lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruits and other citrus fruits are natural bleaching agents that help reduce dark spots and pigmentation. One of the simplest and most effective face masks is a lemon juice-honey one which when mixed together forms an emulsifying paste which can be used on the entire face, left for 15 minutes and then washed off. Never use lemon juice in its actual form as it is highly acidic and can cause dry patches on the skin.
6. Milk And Curd
Both milk and curd are excellent moisturising agents which help in giving your skin a natural glow. They also make great de-tan agents which can be used for making face packs for the skin which reduce pigmentation and allows a brighter, glowing skin. 1 tablespoon of chickpea flour, 1 teaspoon of turmeric and few tablespoons of raw milk or curd create a paste which when used gives you a naturally glowing skin.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which help in soothing the skin especially caused by overexposure to the sun or acne scars. A simple face pack of chickpea, turmeric powder and rosewater makes a mild yet effective face pack to soothe your skin and easily reduce the appearance of dark spots. To accelerate the process, add a few drops of lemon juice and watch your skin glow from top to bottom.
So go ahead and flaunt that flawless skin that you have been dreaming of and say goodbye to skin nightmares.
Also Read: How To Remove Dark Spots From Face Naturally
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