Nowadays skin diseases are becoming quite common due to various environmental factors. Skin pigmentation and dark spots over the skin is a severe problem seen in both the genders, especially more seen in females. This may be due to the variations in hormonal imbalance, continuous usage of cosmetic products like concealers, creams, or any other chemicals.
Any discoloration that is present on the skin can be termed as pigmentation. This is completely harmless which happens due to excess melanin production. When this deposits over the skin it results in hyperpigmentation.
Age spots are the most commonly seen pigmentation issue which happens as a result of sun damage (caused due to frequent exposure to the sun).
Melasma also known as chloasma is another type of hyperpigmentation, which is characterized by spots over the face that covers a larger area on the skin. These are usually resulted due to hormonal changes. For instance, during pregnancy the hormone variations may trigger the production of melanin and cause darkening of the skin.
Freckles appear as tiny dots and specks on the face and shoulder area. This also happens due to over exposure of skin to the sunlight.
Typically, hyperpigmentation occurs over the face.
The application of Manjishta root powder with milk over the hyperpigmented area gives excellent results.
Manjishta is an ayurvedic drug that is proven to act wonderfully over the skin. It is the best blood detoxifier. The herb helps to improve the complexion and evens the skin tone. Long term usage of this remedy helps to clear off the dark spots over the face and makes it glow like gold.
Take a fresh leaf of Aloe Vera. Cut into pieces and scrape out the pulp from it. Mix it with 1 teaspoon of honey and keep for 10minutes. After that apply the mixture over the face and let it dry for 30minutes. Wash the face with the lukewarm water. This should be regularly continued, at least thrice in a week.
Aloe vera has properties that soothe the skin and gives a natural glow. It has an active ingredient called aloin which has the skin lightening property.
Massage the face with Kumkumadi taila, and apply it evenly. The oil soothes the hyperpigmented skin and reduces the darkened spots.
Regular usage of this oil helps the face appear clean, clear and beautiful.
Take 2 tablespoons of Lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of organic honey. Mix both the contents thoroughly and apply the mixture over the affected area. Leave it to dry for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.
Lemon is known to be a potent bleaching agent and possesses skin lightening properties. Regular usage of this mixture helps to clear off the pigmentation marks and brightens the skin tone.
Take 4-5 medium-sized licorice roots. Clean it properly and remove the dirt present. Add 2 cups of water in a pan and heat it. To this add the root and boil in medium flame for 10mins. Let the water cool down. Strain and store the liquid in a bottle. Use this mixture as a toner. Apply it twice daily for excellent results.
Licorice helps to disperse the melanin and inhibit the action of melanin biosynthesis to reduce hyperpigmentation and brighten the skin.
Take a fresh tomato and extract the juices. Apply it over the pigmented area and allow it to dry. Wash the face with lukewarm water and repeat this twice daily.
The presence of lycopene in tomato reduces the effect of scars and pigmentation over the face.
The properly sundried orange peel should be taken and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice is added to this. Mix the contents properly, add 1 teaspoon of honey to it and again make it to a uniform mixture. Apply this mixture over the affected area and leave it to dry. Wash off with lukewarm water.
The orange peel mixture has the ability to reduce the melanin deposits over the skin, fades the dark spots, and brightens the skin.
Take a papaya and peel off the skin. Cut them into small pieces and crush it. Add 3 tablespoon of milk and 2 teaspoons of honey. Mix them thoroughly. Apply it over the face and leave it for about 30minutes. Rinse the face with lukewarm water. This should be regularly continued for attaining the best results.
Take turmeric powder and add a few drops of lemon juice and make it into a paste. Apply it over the affected area. Allow it to dry and wash off with lukewarm water.