Saturday, June 27, 2009

Home Remedy for Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpimentation is caused by rapid production on Melanin in the skin. Melanin is a skin pigment that determines the color of the hair and skin. Fair-skinned people have less amount of melanin than dark-skinned people. Increased amount of this substance in a certain area will result to dark, uneven patches of skin in the body.

Symptoms of Hyperpigmentation

Patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. These small, darkened patches, also called age or “liver” spots, are usually found on the hands and face or other areas frequently exposed to the sun.

Pregnancy and skin diseases such acne may also create larger patches of dark skin.

Causes of Hyperpigmentation

Various factors affects the Hyperpigmentation of the skin:

Geography also plays an important role in getting darker skin. Those who live on regions with more exposure to sunlight acquires darker skin than those who live in the northern regions.

Overexposure to ultraviolet rays present in sunlight will cause the skin to tan itself. It’s a natural mechanism wherein the dark skin produces more melanin to shield and protect itself from the harmful rays of the sun.

Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin. Pregnancy or Addison’s disease (decreased function of the adrenal gland), may cause a greater production of melanin and hyperpigmentation. It can also be caused by various drugs, including some antibiotics, anti-arrhythmics, and anti-malarial medication.

Skin diseases such as acne and Lichen Simplex Chronicus causes severe itching that leave the skin thick, dark and patchy.

Home Remedies / Natural Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

Here are some of easy-to-do whitening packs that you can do at home to help lighten your skin tone:

1.Mix 1 tsp of milk powder, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice, and ½ tsp of almond oil. Apply on face and rinse the remaining residue after 10-15 minutes. This will lighten tanned skin and will make skin glow.
2.Mix oatmeal, curd and tomato juice. Apply on the face for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
Potato: Slice raw potato and place it on the blemished part to remove facial marks.

Lime: Mix lime juice with turmeric powder and apply it on the skin. Lime juice is a natural bleaching agent.

Orange: Mix dried orange peels with curd. Rinse with cold water after 15 minutes. It will help reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars.

Orange: Soak 4 almonds overnight. Grind into a fine paste using milk. Apply on face and neck and leave it overnight. Wash with cold water in the morning. Do this daily for 15 days, then twice a week.

Gram: Mix 1 tablespoon of gram flour, 2 teaspoon of fresh milk, and 2-3 drops of lime juice. Apply mixture on the skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse well. Do it for 4 weeks and follow up with once a week.

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