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5 Ways To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation

5 Ways To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation

An important fact to remember here is that hyperpigmentation on face and any other part is caused by prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. So, all we are doing is saving ourselves from the ugly skin texture and dark patches on the skin, and emending the damage already done.

Causes of hyperpigmentation:

Apart from sunrays, few other reasons for hyperpigmentation are:

  • Melasma, caused by hormonal changes (mostly during pregnancy or due to birth control pills).
  • Addison’s disease, caused by greater melanin production due to decreased functioning of the adrenal gland.
  • Skin problems like bug bites, psoriasis, acne lesions, etc., that may lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Emotional stress.

Treatments for hyperpigmentation:

A cosmetic procedure should be the last resort as there are many ingredients that, if applied early on, can help you get rid of the dark patches and uneven skin tone.

  • Lemon juice, an excellent natural bleaching agent. Apply it using a cotton ball.
  • Turmeric, a potent anti-inflammatory antioxidant. Use it with honey.
  • Apple cider vinegar, a brilliant skin lightening and healing agent. Apply it using a cotton ball.
  • Aloe vera, helps the skin to heal and regenerate. Apply some of the pulp using a cotton ball.
  • Castor oil, helps in reviving the skin and protects it from further damage. Massage a few drops in the dark spots.

Apply any of the above mentioned ingredients for as long as you feel necessary. Leave them for 10-15 minutes post-application and wash them away with cold water.

Besides these easy methods, make sure you do not pick at your skin as it may damage the skin cells. After sunrays, one of the biggest causes of hyperpigmentation on the face is acne. Gladly, there are many acne gels and acne soaps available that not only ward off acne, but also reduce the scars.

Disclaimer This blog solely intended for the educational/informational/awareness purposes and is not a substitute for any professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your doctor/healthcare professional before acting on the information provided on the blog. Reliance on any or all information provided in the blog, is solely at your own risk and responsibility. Mankind Pharma Limited shall not be held liable, in any circumstance whatsoever.

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