Hyperpigmentation on Face: 15 Ultimate Guides to Remove It

Last Updated: September 16, 2019
Hyperpigmentation On Face: 15 Ultimate Guides To Remove It
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You may have noticed the sudden dark patches over your body. They do not just appear one fine day but take time to appear and when they do darling…. Tch tch tch.

You can get rid of them. Aha! They will not go away. They will stay. You have to kick them out.

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To help in the kicking, we have collected some super powerful attacks. Want them? Then please do. It is all down in black and white.

What Is Skin Hyperpigmentation?

Simply hyperpigmentation means excessive pigmentation on the skin. We have melanin under the skin. Melanin is a good thing and we need it to stay safe (literary! Saves us from solar radiation and cancer).

But, when for some reasons melanin gets overproduced, it is accumulated in a certain area underneath the skin. Then, because of that melanin which is already dark in color and is the reason for our skin tone the infected skin gets darker.

Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation Once and for All

No matter how big the product and medical industry is but it all began from home. So, nothing can beat the tips applied in the home, not even your hyperpigmentation.

DIY Tip 1: Honey

Ingredients:

  • Honey

The benefits of the ingredients:

Fact is skin gets as soft as honey when applied. It is full of moisture. It is anti-bacterial too. Kills acne-causing germs and fights off inflammation, also stops acne to return. Its hydrogen peroxide also regenerates the skin, thus reducing dark spots on the skin.

The way to do it:

Honey can be applied anyway. You can just apply the honey directly on the spots using fingers or cotton swabs. Leave it like that for an hour or two and wash off with plain water when the time is up.

As honey is very gooey and sticky, it creates a lot of mess and can rollover the whole body. So, better do it before the bath. Continues using it before dark spots have visibly reduced.

DIY Tip 2: TurmericHyperpigmentation On Face: 15 Ultimate Guides To Remove It

Ingredients:

  • 5Tsp turmeric powder
  • 10Tsp milk

The benefits of the ingredients:

Turmeric has got great bleaching properties that can get rid of hyperpigmentation from the skin. It is also antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. You will get overall great texture.

The way to do it:

Blend in the turmeric in the milk nicely and apply to the hyperpigmentation area while gently massage it on. Do it for 5 minutes. Then leave it on the skin for 20 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.

Or, you can try lemon. Better take fresh lemon juice and sprinkle the yellow bright spice on it. Mix well. Apply and also wait for 20 minutes. Lemon juice can be too strong for some individuals. Better dilute it with water depending on how much they can stand. Take equal amount of both juice and powder.

Also, you can try it with the old honey. Take 1Tbsp of each, mix, apply, and wait for 20 minutes like before. Wash off with warm water.

Try any of these or all daily by alternating. Within 2-3 weeks you will see good results. One thing about turmeric, they do the serious staining. So, be careful of your belongings. And do not be worry about the stain on the skin as it will get off after a few washes.

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DIY Tip 3: Vitamin E

Ingredients:

  • 2 vitamin E capsules (check it on Amazon)
  • ½ cup fuller’s earth clay powder
  • 1Tbsp blended papaya
  • Water

The benefits of the ingredients:

Vitamin E is known as the skin’s vitamin as it brings good results regarding skin problem. Will also get rid of hyperpigmentation. It is an antioxidant, will get reverse the effects of UV rays and radiation. Protect and repair your skin with Vitamin E and papaya.

The way to do it:

Take the clay, add a bit of water, less than the consistency you want the mask to be. Then mix in the papaya, crush the capsules and stir it again. Add more water if you want. It will take about 20 minutes for the mask to do its magic. Use lukewarm water to wash. Do it once a week at least.

Puncture 2-3 vitamin E capsules in 3-4 drops castor oil, mix and apply it all over the infected areas. Keep it overnight and rinse off the next morning. Repeat it daily for 2-3 weeks.

Or, you can add vitamin E in 1Tbsp olive oil and apply it on. Vitamin is alone too sufficient enough to get rid of the hyperpigmentation. Do them every day. The very good thing, Vitamin E. Castor oil too can be applied to the skin directly.

DIY Tip 4: Rosehip Oil

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 drops rosehip oil
  • 1Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

The benefits of the ingredients:

Rosehip oil has omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids that rejuvenate the skin; hence takes care of hyperpigmentation. It is also filled with vitamin C, E and pro-vitamin A, and antioxidants.

Coconut oil is moisturizing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and very gentle suiting almost all skin types.

The way to do it:

Just blend in the two oils and gently rub it on the skin. Do it after a bath or before bed every day at least for twice. You do not have to wash it off.

The process is a bit slow and will take about a month or so but will definitely work and it is a good habit as the moisturizing skin is a must. So you can take it in.

DIY Tip 5: Raw PotatoHyperpigmentation On Face: 15 Ultimate Guides To Remove It

Ingredients:

  • Potato

The benefits of the ingredients:

The most overly used one, but definitely an effective one. The enzymes tone out the skin including hyperpigmentation, spots, and blemishes.

The way to do it:

You can cut a slice of the potato and rub it on the areas for 5-10 minutes. Drop a bit of water on the slice when getting dry. 3-4 times repetition every day for a month will help a lot.

Or you can squeeze out the juice by grating. Rub on the area and wait for 10-20 minutes before washing off. Do it twice daily for a month.

DIY Tip 6: Lemon

Ingredients:

  • Lemon

The benefits of the ingredients:

Lemon is one of nature’s strongest bleacher. It can get the hardest of darkness out. But, so strong that can also hurt the skin, especially sensitive skin. That is why never go out in the sun after applying lemon directly or with something on the skin. Even after washing off. Wait and apply lots of moisture.

The way to do it:

Squeeze out the fresh lemon juice and apply it on the area where you want to lighten, wait for 15-20 minutes and then wash off using lukewarm water.

But, if it is too much or you are a first-timer get it nicely diluted depending on your skin tolerating ability. You can add in water, oil, witch hazel, rose water, etc. but never apple cider vinegar as both are the same. Hard on the skin.

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DIY Tip 7: Vitamin C Serum

Ingredients:

The benefits of the ingredients:

It is rich in antioxidant which is a great agent not only to protect from harsh things in the environment but also to renew the cell generation process. It is also proven to be the most effective in treating post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

The way to do it:

Just apply the serum on the affected part every day diligently followed by lots of moisturizers once it has soaked in completely.

It is very strong and better not go out in the sun. If you must then slash lots of sunscreens either you will get a bad burn. That is why better to apply it at night. Even better before bed.

DIY Tip 8: Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Water

The benefits of the ingredients:

Apple cider vinegar is rich in citric acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid. They work as a bleach, as an astringent, exfoliate dead skin, even out discoloration, reveal new skin and keep you younger longer. Also, will get rid of dirt and bacteria of the skin.

The way to do it:

Take equal part of both of them and apply it on the spots with cotton pads or balls. You can wash it off or let it be or even just after the bath, pour a mug over your head covering the whole body.

Apple cider vinegar is very aggressive and may burn the skin instantly. It irritates a lot, even if you apply it somewhere down the cheeks, your eyes may begin to hurt. So, have it diluted nicely. Do a patch test. You can also dilute it in rose water to get rid of the strong smell or in witch hazel.

For washing, using lukewarm water as possible though flowed through a toner. Apply it every night before bed.

DIY Tip 9: Red OnionHyperpigmentation On Face: 15 Ultimate Guides To Remove It

Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh red onion

The benefits of the ingredients:

As they have vitamin C and anti-oxidant, treats the hyperpigmentation.

The way to do it:

You can either take a slice of the onion and rub it and wait for 10 minutes before washing off or you can squeeze the juice, apply and repeat the same. Repeat twice a day until improvement is seen.

DIY Tip 10: Avocado

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2Tsp honey
  • 1Tsp milk

The benefits of the ingredients:

It is filled with fatty acids, vitamin C, E, and oleic acid. It is a very rich fruit. A very moisturizing ingredient with the potentiality of whitening skin tone. You get the firm and nourished the skin. But, there are few who has an allergy to it.

The way to do it:

Cut it in half with the seed on aside. Take out the flesh off the skin and discard the seed. In a bowl with a spoon press it to make a mash of it. Keep on doing it till you end up with a fine mash. Then add the rest and mix well.

Apply the mash on the skin and leave it there for 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat twice a month. Application of the avocado mash alone is also more than enough.

DIY Tip 11: Sandalwood

Ingredients:

The benefits of the ingredients:

Sandalwood is an age-old trusted skin lightener. It has great ability to get rid of the hyperpigmentation. Gentle to be used on anyone. Also saves you from solar UV rays.

The way to do it:

Combine the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Apply the paste to the affected areas of your skin. Leave it on for about 30 minutes. Rinse the paste off with lukewarm water. Do it twice a day and you will get a fantastic result within a month.

DIY Tip 12: Almonds

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 almonds
  • 1Tsp honey
  • Few drops lemon juice
  • Water
  • ½Tsp milk (optional)

The benefits of the ingredients:

Almonds are a source of Vitamin E, antioxidants especially good for treating hyperpigmentation.

The way to do it:

Leave the almonds in water to soak overnight. In the morning, grind the soaked almonds to a smooth paste. You may add a little milk to the mixture if it is not smooth enough. Add the rest of the ingredients to the almond paste and mix well. Apply this mixture to the affected areas of your skin. Leave it on overnight. In the morning, rinse with cold water.

DIY Tip 13: Cucumber

Hyperpigmentation On Face: 15 Ultimate Guides To Remove ItIngredients:

  • 1Tbsp Cucumber Juice
  • 1Tbsp Honey
  • 1Tbsp Lemon Juice

The benefits of the ingredients:

The cool cucumber hydrates and rejuvenates the skin. It reduces redness, freckles, and blemishes. Improves overall complexion.

The way to do it:

In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture. Apply this mixture to the affected areas of your skin. Leave the mixture on for about 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Follow it twice a day every day.

DIY Tip 14: Orange Peel

Ingredients:

  • Orange peel
  • 1Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1Tsp Milk
  • 1Tsp Honey

The benefits of the ingredients:

Orange and its peel have got citric acid and reduce melanin content and treat pigmentation.

The way to do it:

Sun-dry the orange peel until it is completely dehydrated. It will take quite a good time. Once dried, grind the orange peel until you get a fine powder. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Apply this mixture to the affected areas of your skin. Leave the mixture on for about 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Repeat 3-4 times a week. Had lots of dried peel stored.

DIY Tip 15: Tomato

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 Tomato
  • 2Tsp Oatmeal
  • ½Tsp Yogurt

The benefits of the ingredients:

Tomato is bleaching apart from being rejuvenating. Yogurts lactic acid exfoliates, tightens pores, lightens the tone and reduces acne and blemishes. Oatmeal is a great oil absorber, gentle but effective exfoliator, and skin whitener.

The way to do it:

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a coarse mixture. Apply this mixture to the affected areas of your skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes or until it dries. Rinse with lukewarm water. Do it once a day until you get your desired results. As it has got oatmeal, you can also try to scrub off the dead cells.

Bye Eclipse and Hello the Sun

No matter what skin tone, we all deserve to sparkle brightly like the sun. We will glow with our shiny skin and bright personality.

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