Hyperpigmentation of the skin is caused as a result of the oversecretion of the hormone melanin which is responsible for dark or black color of people. The cause of hyperpigmentation are overexposure to sunlight, inflammation of the skin, and skin conditions like acne or pimples.
The major cause of hyperpigmentation is the overexposure to sunlight leads to the excess productions of hormone melanin in the body. Melanin is produced by the melanocytes which are found in the lower layer of the skin, the increased exposure to sunlight or UV light leads to continuous stimulation of the melanocytes which later produce the hormone melanin.
Hyperpigmentation occurs in the parts of the skin where the sebaceous gland can be found, with face, neck, shoulder, and hand being the most common part where it occurs.
In this post, we are going to look at different ways that you can use to fade hyperpigmentation at home using natural remedies that you can find. One of the most common misconceptions about hyperpigmentation is that it always fade away after sometimes without using natural treatment or over the counter drugs. This has made it difficult when advising a lot of people to use natural treatment because they prefer to waiting until the hyperpigmentation fades naturally.
How To Fade Hyperpigmentation Using Natural Treatment At Home
When it comes to dealing with hyperpigmentation, there are a lot of treatment you can use to fade hyperpigmentation. Drugs like salicylic acid, hydroquinone, and glycolic acid are used orally and topically to fade hyperpigmentation while surgeries like fraction laser and microdermabrasion are used when drugs are not working.
There are several natural treatments that you can use at home to fade and remove hyperpigmentation, this is because these natural treatments are free from dangerous toxins and chemical that can harm your skin when you stop using them.
Honey and Papaya Face Mask
Papaya is a fruit that is rich in vitamins A, C, E, K, magnesium, potassium, and niacin. The unripe fruit contains a milky juice which contains a protein-digesting enzyme known as papain, which helps to get rid of dead skin cells that filled up the skin pores, kills the bacteria causing skin inflammations, and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead skin cell that block the skin pores while honey promotes healthy skin cell regeneration to replace the worn out tissue, balance the skin pH, helps to synthesis collagen and nourishes the skin with nutrients and multivitamins.
- Peel off the skin of ripe papaya and cut it into two.
- Remove the seeds from the papaya.
- Mash papaya with your hand and add few drops of lemon juice and honey. Stir it together.
- Alternatively, you can add papaya, honey, and lemon juice in a blender, and blend them together until it turns into a smooth paste.
- Wash your face with water and pat it dry with a soft towel.
- Apply the face mask to the affected area and use your finger to gently massage the face mask on your skin with your finger and leave it on for few minutes.
- Wash it off with cold water and pat your face dry with a soft towel.
- You can repeat this process 3 or 4 times in a week.
Cucumber and Aloe Vera Gel Face Mask
Cucumber is made up of 95% of water which when used on the skin keep you hydrated, while aloe vera gel contains compounds and antioxidants that are useful to your body like Resin, Aloin, Glycosides, and Anthraquinone. The presence of enzyme bradykinase in aloe vera helps to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the skin, Aloe vera also contains antioxidants which help to reverse the effect of free radical in the body, prevent the building up of free radical in the body, and fade hyperpigmentation of the skin.
- Cut a leaf of aloe vera plant preferably 6 months old and scoop out the gel inside and pour it into a clean bowl.
- Add 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice and 1 tablespoon of rose water to the bowl, and mix them together with a small spoon.
- Apply the face mask on your face with your hand and gently use your fingertips to massage the face mask on your face.
- Allow the face mask to dry and thereafter washing it off with cold water.
Turmeric Powder and Yogurt Face Mask
Turmeric powder is an Indian secret recipe that women used since ancient times, this bright yellow color powder is filled with vitamins and nutrients that help to enhance and improve your beauty. The presence of curcumin in turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory property that helps to relieve swelling and redness. Plain yogurt has a low amount of acid and can be used to fade hyperpigmentation from your skin, it is rich in alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) which helps to exfoliate the skin by removing the dead skin cell from the body.
- Mix 2 tablespoon of plain yogurt and 2 teaspoons of turmeric together, stir it together.
- Wash your face with water and pat your skin dry using a soft towel.
- Apply the face mask to your face; use your finger to massage the face mask on your face.
- Leave the face mask on your face for 20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Cocoa Butter and Lavender Essential Oil Face Mask
Cocoa butter also called theobroma oil can be used to fade hyperpigmentation of the skin. The oil is rich in antioxidants that help to fight off free radical from the body, maintain skin structure, promote healthy skin cell regeneration and exfoliate skin.
- In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter and 1 tablespoon of lavender essential oil together and mix them together.
- Wash the affected area with water and pat it dry with a soft towel.
- Apply a small amount of the cream on the affected area and use your finger to massage the cream in a circular movement so that the cream would be absorbed by the skin.
- Leave the cream on the affected area for 10 minutes and wash it off with water.
- Pat it dry with a soft towel, you can repeat this process until the hyperpigmentation is removed from the skin.