Pigmentation Home Remedy
Pigmentation can cause skin to appear discoloured or blotchy, & can make areas of the skin appear lighter or darker than normal. Pigmentation disorders are caused by an overproduction or underproduction of melanin. Melanin is a natural pigment in the body that produces hair, eye and skin colour. Melanin protects the body from ultraviolet (UV) light. A common form of pigmentation is hyperpigmentation, when the body produces too much melatonin. This causes the skin to become darker than usual and results in uneven skin tone.
Skin pigmentation can be caused by drug reactions, medication, hormonal changes, autoimmune conditions or genetic inheritance. Hormonal changes such as hormonal therapy, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or birth control pills can result in changes in skin pigmentation. The biggest cause is sun damage. Local increases in skin pigment production appear as age spots, moles, liver spots or melasma also knows as the pregnancy mask. Freckles are a result of variation in skin pigmentation in which pigment is not released evenly. Dermatologists recommend the use of sunscreen every day. You should use UVA or UVB sunscreen with SPF 30 or more. Limiting exposure to the sun all year round will also help with this problem.
You can use a range of home remedies to improve pigmentation problems. Trying a home remedy is an inexpensive and easy way to reduce hyperpigmentation. Home remedies can be made from simple ingredients available from the supermarket. It’s surprising how effective simple home remedies can be at improving hyper-pigmentation.
Here are some home remedies to try. Mash strawberries and apply to the affected area of skin. Leave for 15 minutes then rinse off. Soak ground almonds overnight and then mix with milk or cream. Apply to your face and leave it on for twenty minutes. This can help to even out the skin tone.
Another remedy is very cheap and easy, using potatoes that you already have in your kitchen cupboard. Grate a raw potato, squeeze any juice out of it and apply to the skin. Leave for 20 minutes and then rinse off. This will lighten your skin. Hyperpigmentation can also be improved with the use of soy products. The natural benefits of soy will reveal more even skin tone and a brighter complexion. Skin pigmentation can be caused by too much iron in your diet. A lack of iron will cause your skin to become lighter while an overload of iron may cause an overproduction of melanin and therefore excess pigment. One remedy that you can try at home is to limit your consumption of iron. Before you invest in more expensive treatments for pigmentation disorders, it may be useful to try these home remedies first to see if they can treat the problem.