Hyperpigmentation occurs as a result of sun exposure. They are pigmented lesions that are mainly characterized by their small size and light brown or dark brown color. They appear more often on the face especially when we do not remember to apply sunscreen. There are home remedies that can make hyperpigmentation disappear quickly without expensive treatments such as ablative laser.
Home remedies for hyperpigmentation
A very well known and used way to treat hyperpigmentation, is a mask made of baking soda. Soda is mixed with a small amount of filtered or boiled water. The resulting slurry is applied to the face and lightly massaged or patted. After a few minutes you can wash it off with lukewarm water. Soda not only reduces the visibility of blemishes, but also significantly accelerates the peeling of the skin
Aloe vera gel works great on the face – it brightens and moisturizes at the same time. It also reduces the visibility of pores and heals inflammation. For blemishes, our grandmothers very often used grated potato. We do not need to add anything to it, because it has starch, which keeps its consistency well. If the potatoes are young, it is worth gently squeezing them from water
Lemon juice is also very popular. It is not only an ideal way to treat blemishes, but also a great and natural dose of antioxidants acting on the skin rejuvenating and regenerating. You can make a tonic from lemon juice and boiled water. Lemon juice should be filtered through gauze and kept in a vacuum container in the refrigerator. Such a mixture can last for several days
Like lemon juice, the skin-brightening enzyme ascorbicase is contained in fresh cucumbers. A mask made from them has a soothing effect on all irritations. For a better effect, grated cucumbers should be combined with natural yogurt. This will make the skin moisturized and reduce redness. Cucumber has toning properties and is especially suitable for oily skin
Parsley also has a positive effect on the skin due to its high amount of flavonoids. It reduces the amount of discolorations and lightens them. Thanks to it our skin will be refreshed and beautiful. Many people use parsley as a base for a tonic to soothe irritation. Parsley – the green part of it – is poured over cool water and then left in the refrigerator for 12 hours. After this time, it is drained from the water, and the resulting tonic is washed over the face. The tonic can be used for another few days, as long as it is kept in a cool, closed glass bottle
Enzymatic peeling and other scrubs are also recommended for blemishes. By exfoliating the dead skin, we can much more easily lighten the skin, thus also reducing the amount of discoloration. As a tonic, especially after enzymatic peeling, we can use apple cider vinegar. However, it should be properly diluted, preferably with boiled water. Apply vinegar on the skin in a ratio of 1 to 2, that is, two brands of water to one measure of vinegar. Such a tonic has a slightly exfoliating effect on the skin, so it should be used with caution.
How can we prevent discoloration of the skin?
Skin discoloration occurs when the sun’s rays hit our skin too hard. This is when melanin accumulates in the skin, resulting in pigmented skin lesions. To prevent the formation of these changes, it is necessary to use filters with the correct factor. In summer it should be about 30 SPF, and in winter even 50 SPF, because the sun’s rays are additionally reflected by snow. After chemical peels you should avoid the sun, as well as after mesotherapy. Also, avoiding cigarettes reduces the likelihood of skin discoloration.