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Your Ultimate Guide to Permanently Removing Pigmentation From Face

so much pigmentation on a girl face
  • Hyperpigmentation: In this condition, the skin becomes darker in patches.
  • Hypopigmentation: Due to the low amount of melanin in the skin, the skin becomes lighter.
  • Melasma: It can happen due to hormonal changes. In this condition, dark, irregular patches appear on areas like the nose, cheeks, upper lip, and forehead.
  • Age spots: Areas of the body that have been exposed to the sun for many years, develop age spots, freckles, etc on the face and hands.
  • Sun Exposure: UVA and UVB rays can increase melanin production thus leading to pigmentation.
  • Hormonal Changes: Many experience pigmentation during pregnancy due to hormonal changes in the body. Besides birth control pills, other medications even lead to this.
  • Skin Damage: Acne, wounds, burns, blemishes, or any other skin injury can lead to post-inflammatory pigmentation.
  • Certain Medical Conditions: Some medical conditions like Addison’s disease or any internal issues like thyroid, and diabetes can cause pigmentation on the skin.

How to Remove Pigmentation From Face Permanently At Home Naturally

  1. Turmeric: Turmeric has been used since ages for its amazing properties. It is known to heal skin and reduce pigmentation. Mix organic turmeric powder with milk or curd and apply to the affected areas. Keep it for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water. You can repeat the process 3-4 times a week for visible results.
  2. Liquorice: It’s known to reduce pigmentation and remove sun tan and blemishes. It has exfoliating properties that help to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal fresher and smoother skin. Mix one teaspoon of licorice powder with milk or rose water and apply a thin layer of this paste on your face. Keep it for some time and wipe it off with a damp cloth.
  3. Green Tea Extract: It’s an excellent source of anti-oxidant and helps to protect the skin from external damage. It also boosts blood circulation on the face making the face appear radiant. Dip a green tea bag in warm water and let it cool down completely. Use a cotton pad soaked in the green tea extract and apply it to the face. Alternatively, you can also store the green tea in ice cube format and rub it on your face.
  4. Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits containing vitamin C help a lot with pigmentation. You can mix a few drops of lemon water with honey and apply it to the face. Tomato is another source vitamin C and you can directly use a slice of tomato on your face. Due to their skin-lightening properties, they help even out the skin tone.
  5. Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera gel contains aloin which is known to reduce pigmentation naturally. You can use fresh aloe vera pulp or a store-bought gel and apply it generously on the face. Rinse off with cold water.
  • Laser Treatment: Laser therapy can be used to completely break down the melanin pigment. It works effectively in pigment reduction.
  • Chemical Peels: Chemical peels containing lactic acid, glyoclic acid are known to exfoliate the skin and remove the topmost layer of the skin. It allows new skin growth leading to radiant-looking skin.
  • Topical Treatments: Some over-the-counter products containing ingredients like vitamin C, azelaic acid, kojic acid, retinol, niacinamide, and hydroquinone can help in reducing pigmentation.

Dr. Neha Khuraana

Dr. Neha Khuraana, the driving force behind House of Aesthetics, is dedicated to guiding you towards your best skin and hair health. With over 12 years of experience as a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Neha combines FDA-approved technology, personalized at-home care regimens and dietary changes to help you achieve your skincare goals comfortably and effectively.

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