Removing unsightly pigmentation from the face is a common problem faced by many people the world over. Although often a temporary condition, stubborn spots, or areas of darker skin will often stick around, causing undue embarrassment to the affected individual. Happily we live in an age where technological advances have made it possible to treat the condition effectively.
As well as the more obvious invasive procedures of microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatment, there are a small number of hyperpigmentation creams available that are extremely good at reducing the appearance of unsightly face pigmentation.
Specially formulated serums and creams are an option but if you want to remove pigmentation from the face naturally, there are a number of options for using 100% natural plant and plant extracts. Here are some options you can try that will effectively help remove pigmentation.
Avacados are rich in vitamin C, and an excellent natural source for reducing excess pigmentation of the skin. Mash some avacado and blend with a small amount of milk to create a smooth paste, which can then be applied to the affected areas.
Everyone knows of the old trick of placing a slice of cucumber over the eye to help reduce bags and tired looking eyes. Cucumber is also an effective way to treat hyperpigmentation of the skin in other areas too. Simply use slices of cucumber, or crush to extract the juices and apply with cotton wool.
Technically a fruit rather than a vegetable, the tomato also contains vitamins and minerals that will help with hyperpigmentation. Crush to extract the juice and apply to the affected area. The tomato and cucumber can both be used to lighten the skin.
Vitamin E has long been used to combat skin conditions of many kinds. The most effective way to use this method is to buy some vitamin E capsules, break them open and apply the oil directly to skin.
Almonds are rich in vitamin E, and great for the skin. Soak some almonds in water overnight to soften them up, and then crush them to form a usable paste. Mixing with a little olive oil will help form the paste.
Licorice is an extract that has been used for thousands of years for all manner of skin conditions, and a great one to try for hyperpigmentation. Licorice contains a natural skin-lightening agent called glabridin, and will effectively reduce darker spots of skin. It would be a good idea to try a test patch for skin reactions first, as licorice extract is quite strong.
All home remedies are trial and error, it’s just a case of finding out what works for you.