Excessive sun exposure, an injury to the skin, hormone changes, improper hair removal, hereditary, or even an allergic reaction can trigger hyperpigmentation. When this happens, sure you can grab the nearest makeup concealer, but why not get to the root of what’s causing the problem with these beauty tips for skin pigmentation.
Some beauty tips for skin pigmentation you should know
Get Out of the Sun
One of the best things you can do to reduce or avoid hyper pigmentation. is to stay out of the sun. If you must to out, wear a wide-brimmed hat and clothing that covers otherwise exposed skin, and apply a sunscreen of a minimum of SPF 30.
Take Care Of Your Skin
To fully address skin pigmentation, you must maintain proper personal hygiene. Don’t use extremely hot water while bathing. Substitute lukewarm water instead. Try not to touch your face with unwashed hands, and follow a skin care regimen that includes exfoliating at least a couple times a week.
What you eat affects your skin’s health. Be sure to select plenty of green, leafy vegetables like spinach, asparagus, curry leaves, coriander, and other vitamin A rich foods. East as many fruits as you like to flush toxins from your body. Also, drink plenty of water. While you’re eating these healthy foods, set some aside to use as skin creams and pigmentation treatments. Following are some of the best food-derived remedies for pigmentation issues.
Helpful beauty tips for skin pigmentation
This amazing nut contains high amounts of the antioxidant, vitamin E that works well in treating skin pigmentation and gives the skin an overall healthy boost. Use almonds to prepare an all-night mask two days ahead of time. Soak about five almonds overnight in water. When you wake up, grind the soaked almonds into a paste. If necessary, add about a half teaspoon of milk to the mix to make it creamier. Once the paste is to a consistency you like, add one teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice to the mix. Apply to the skin, and leave it on overnight before rinsing with cold water in the morning.
Aloe Vera Healing Plant
Aloe is a well-known healing agent that works well to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. It also works well to reduce dark spots while cleaning the skin without disrupting its natural pH and oil balance. Use two tablespoons of aloe Vera gel, either sold in a bottle or cut fresh from the plant to half a tablespoon of raw honey. Mix the two ingredients together in a bowl, and let it stand for ten minutes before applying to your skin. Once applied to the skin, let it sit on your skin for 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar
If you follow natural remedies, it seems apple cider vinegar is the cure whatever ails you, and in the case of skin pigmentation, it’s very promising. Apple cider vinegar offers astringent properties that help restore skin’s natural color while its beta carotene fight free radicals to keep the skin healthy and supple. Dilute one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons of water, and apply the solution to your pigmentation spots. Let it sit on your skin for about five minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Avocado For More Than Guacamole
These green produce items are rich in vitamin C and oleic acid that helps keep the skin firm and nourished. Mash one ripe avocado until it is creamy and free of all lumps, and then apply it to your skin for half an hour before rinsing with lukewarm water.
This yellow, smiley face-shaped fruit makes a wonderful natural exfoliator that also cleanses the skin with potassium and vitamin K while treating skin pigmentation. Mash half of a banana and combine the with ¼ teaspoon honey and one teaspoon of milk until it is smooth and completely free of lumps. Apply the mixture onto the skin and leave on for about a half hour before rinsing with warm water.
Soothing cucumbers help to reduce blemishes and treat freckles with its skin-rejuvenating properties that help attain a clear complexion. Combine one tablespoon cucumber juice with one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your skin, and let it sit for ten minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Citric Acid in Lemon or Lime juice
The citrus juice in lemons and limes contains powerful antioxidant properties that protects the skin from harmful UV rays, is a great source of vitamin C, and is a natural bleaching agent for lightening dark spots. Cut a lemon and squeeze the juice into a bowl. Add two teaspoons of honey, and stir it well. Apply the honey lemon, or lime, mixture to any skin pigmentation to you see. Wait for fifteen minutes before rinsing it off of your skin with lukewarm water. Substitute one tablespoon of turmeric powder for the honey to clear away blemishes while balancing your pH levels to add a healthy glow to your skin.
Choose your favorite oil knowing that olive oil is a great conditioner while providing your skin with antioxidants and protecting your skin from UV rays. Coconut oil penetrates the skin well to provide a deep protection from the sun and also repairs your skin. Jojoba oil is great for oily skin because it calms the glands that produce excess oil and restores balance to your skin. Castor oil is used to fade scars and dark spots because of its fatty acids and proteins that repair the skin. Clean your skin, and pat with a dry towel. Begin massaging one tablespoon of oil into your skin. Wait for thirty minutes, and then wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
Peel an Orange
The citric acid in orange peels help reduce the amount of melanin in the skin. The process of preparing the orange peels takes a few days, so you will want to plan for your orange peel pigmentation treatment ahead of time. Sun dry several orange peels at a time to prepare for future applications. Once the peels are dry, grind the peels into a fine powder. For every full orange you dried, add one teaspoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of honey, and one teaspoon of milk. Apply the mixture to your skin and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Hold the Onion
Red onions are rich in the antioxidant vitamin C that is effective in treating pigmentation. Before using this method, consider the potent smell, and be sure to rinse well or apply at nighttime before bed. Simply cut the onion, and rub it on the pigmentation. Wait ten minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. If you prefer, grate the onion, and squeeze the juice onto the affected area.
Potatoes contain an enzyme called catecholase that helps to inhibit melanocytes. Clean and cut a raw potato in half, and then add a few drop of water onto the cut side. Rub the potato in a circular motion on the pigmentation. Wait ten minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Rich in lactic acid, yogurt works as an exfoliate while slowing down melanocytes. Use a tablespoon of plain yogurt to apply to your skin. Let it stay on your skin for 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.