Pigmentation is one of the most annoying skin problems that sadly is very common in the Indian population. In common language, discoloration of the skin is a pigmentation problem and it is very much treatable. The best part is that there are home remedies that allow us to treat pigmentation easily at home. In this post, we have shared some easy-to-follow but effective pigmentation treatments at home but first, let us understand what pigmentation is.
What is pigmentation?
The discoloration of the skin is a disorder named pigmentation. Due to some reason, the melanin production in a particular area of the skin gets affected which causes pigmentation. Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of skin. There are two types of pigmentation issues- Hyperpigmentation; where the skin becomes dark and Hypopigmentation; where the skin gets a few tones lighter. Following a skincare routine can help keep the pigmentation problem in control.
Proven pigmentation treatment at home
The best skin care routine guide helps you to keep pigmentation problems at bay. Here are the best pigmentation remedies that you can easily include in your skincare routine.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The acetic acid content of Apple Cider Vinegar is very helpful in lightening pigmentation. Superficial application of Apple Cider Vinegar helps in combatting pigmentation. To use ACV mix water and ACV in equal quantity and apply it on the dark patches. Let it sit for a while and then rinse it off using lukewarm water.
Red Onion extracts are known to help with pigmentation problems. Allium Cepa, the extract of Onion is the base ingredient in popular pigmentation creams and ointments. You can crush red onion at home and apply the juice to the darkened areas of the skin. Let it sit and then wash off with lukewarm water.
Aloe Vera gel is known to offer a wide range of benefits for skin including pigmentation treatment. The best part is that you can leave aloe vera gel on your face overnight without any side effects.
Tomato/ Lemon/ Masoor Dal
Applying tomato paste/ lemon juice/ Masoor dal paste on the skin is also proven to lighten darkened skin. These ingredients are rich in antioxidants as well as have bleaching ability.
These are some proven pigmentation treatments at home that can help you with pigmentation issues. If you want advanced treatment, you can always download a skincare app to follow and make your skincare guide for pigmentation-related problems.