Are you dreaming of fair, brighter and glowing skin? If your answer is yes then I have 7 home remedies for pigmentation you need to use to make it happen.
I love natural ingredients because they don’t contain chemicals, are safer and also friendly to your pocket. Yes!
If you are short of time, like me, apply the ingredients at night while watching TV or even when preparing dinner.
Or let the ingredients work longer and leave overnight.
You can also multitask and use these homemade recipes to rejuvenate your hands and neck and eliminate age spots.
Lighter and brighter skin is closer than you think when you make a habit of using these ingredients on a daily basis.
7 Home Remedies for Pigmentation
Take advantage of “mother nature” and make your own DIY home remedies to reduce and prevent dark patches in the skin.
I take that you use sunscreen every day to protect your skin from ultraviolet light. That will be your very fist step in preventing dark skin patches.
Now for the home remedies for pigmentation.
Note: Don’t use if you have broken or irritated skin or allergy to any of the ingredients used. If for any reason you develop a rash, just stop using them and apply plenty of cold water. To prevent solar interaction best use these remedies at night (especially the ones using lemon) and always always apply sunscreen during the day.
These ingredients help to clarify the skin but if you really want them to work you need to use them often and for few months.
You could alternate the recipes and use a couple of them every week.
Or you can use the same remedy during the week and then a new one the next week.
Is up to you what you decide but keep using them to see results.
1. Milk + Parsley
Be a queen, like Cleopatra, and bath your skin in milk. The lactic acid in milk helps to get rid of dead skin cells, exfoliating the skin. The skin will be smoother, brighter and lighter.
For a facial overnight treatment dip a cotton on warm milk and apply over the face and neck until is covered.
Another way to do it is by blending milk with parsley. Apply and leave 20 minutes.
Rinse the next morning.
2. Onion Juice
It might not be the ideal natural ingredient because of the strong smell but it does work.
Onions contain sulphur and vitamin C and when used an an skin care ingredient keep the skin and hair looking healthy.
Extract the juice of a red onion and soak a cotton with it.
Apply over the dark spots or pigmented areas on your face and leave 10 minutes.
Rinse with water.
Alternatively use onion juice mixed with cider vinegar and apply over the age spots. Leave overnight for a more intense treatment.
What is good for?
Besides clarifying the skin it also works wonders to reduce acne scars and fine lines.
Use the juice directly on hair to eliminate dandruff and prevent hair loss (by stimulating the hair’s follicles).
Want longer hair faster? Make this DIY Hair Growth Serum.
3. Cucumber & Natural Yogurt Facial Mask
These two natural ingredients are a match made in heaven to whiten the skin.
With the vitamins C and A of the cucumber and the exfoliating properties of yogurt your dark spots will be a thing of the past.
Peel the cucumber and make a paste with the flesh.
Add two spoons of natural yogurt and mix well.
Apply over your face and neck and rest for 20 minutes.
Place two slices of cucumber over your eyes to reduce puffiness.
Wash your face with warm water and apply your usual moisturizer.
4. Blueberry and Oatmeal DIY Mask
This face mask is great to lighten the skin thanks to the fruit acids, the power of vitamin c and the exfoliating properties of oatmeal.
Blend 1/2 cup of oatmeal, half cup of blueberries, 3 almonds, one spoon of honey and 3 drops of lemon juice.
Apply on the face, neck or hands for 30 minutes.
Remove using water.
5. Potato + Honey Mask
Peel one potato, boil it and crush it using a fork.
Add two spoons of milk (Yes, it looks like mash)
Add one spoon of honey.
Stir well and apply on the troubled spots.
Leave about 20 minutes and remove with a clean wet sponge or just water.
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has been used from time immemorial and it is said it was a top beauty treatment for Cleopatra and Nefertiti.
To get clear skin and reduce brown spots apply aloe vera gel directly from the plant.
Use it twice a day or leave overnight.
7. Papaya Facial Mask
The enzyme papain has clarifying properties making it an ideal ingredient to whiten the skin.
Peel and crush a papaya.
Add few drops of lemon juice.
Mix well and apply over the brown spots for 20 minutes.
Rinse it using tepid water.
Other Home Remedies for Pigmentation and Fair Skin
# Buttermilk – Just apply with a cotton soaked in buttermilk.
# Watermelon peel – Rub the inside of the peel against the brown spots. Leave to act and rinse.
# Chickpea paste – Make a paste with a handful of chickpeas and add onion juice. Apply over the brown patches.
# Tomato – Just rub half tomato over the pigmented skin. To get good results use often.
# Sandalwood – Make sandalwood paste and mix it with rose water. Use to reduce skin pigmentation.
These ingredients are one of the best you can use to elaborate home remedies for pigmentation. Although the remedies take time to work keep using them to see a gradual improvement.
For an effective skin care product to reduce pigmentation and brown spots check Licorice Extract Skin Brightening Serum.
If you are looking for an instant fix then better try one of the professional treatments. IPL, microdermabrasion and peels will reduce skin pigmentation much faster.
Do you have your own DIY recipe to get rid of pigmentation? Please share it with us!