Young looking, radiant skin that defy every logic of age is a dream for many, but can become a reality for those who take care. It does not need any expensive treatments, medications or surgeries.
There are certain home remedies for pigmentation and age spots that work wonders and make you look drop dead gorgeous. Explore 20 such home remedies that can help you recover from darker skin tone and age spots.
The color of your skin is governed by three pigment melanin (gives a brownish tinge), carotene (gives a yellowish tinge) and hemoglobin (gives reddish tinge). Any damage to the outermost layer of the skin results in pigmentation. When there is danger of your skin being damaged by the sun or any other factor, pigment melanin begins to accumulate as the result of which your skin turns darker.
Whether your skin has tanned or the age has begun to show in the form of dull skin, whatever the reason may be. Raw potato has an enzyme called catecholase that can treat a large number of skin problems, including dark circles, freckles, melasma and pigmentation.
You can either take out the potato juice and apply the same all over with the help of cotton swabs or rub slice of potatoes on pigmented skin for 10-15 minutes or apply the juice on the dark spots for 25-30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Bleaching properties of lemon help reduce the age spots. Being extremely rich in Vitamin C, it boosts the production of collagen and hence tightens your skin. That apart, it is a natural bleach and can effectively reduce the blemishes and freckles on forehead, cheeks and nose.
Extract the juice of fresh lemon and with the help of a clean cotton swab, rub it all over the areas of your face that have age spots and freckles. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off. This will reduce your blemishes, age spots and make you look fairer. But, take care to apply the juice only before going to bed. Doing it in the daytime and going out in the sun can turn your skin badly as lemon juice is photosensitive.
Papaya has an enzyme called papain that is known to exfoliate and regenerate new cells in the skin. It is due to this reason that applying papaya pulp and juice helps rejuvenate your skin, make it fairer and younger.
Grate papaya so as to extract the juice out of it. Apply this papaya juice on the pigmented areas with the help of a cotton ball and leave for about 15 minutes. Rinse your face with tap water. Do this twice a day and would be able to see noticeable results in a couple of weeks.
An effective granny’s tip for a fair and radiant skin is being used even today. Turmeric is a wonderful exfoliating agent and the curcumin content contained in the turmeric has strong antioxidant properties too, that can fight the oxidative damage done by the free radicals.
Home grounded turmeric can make an excellent face pack. Mix a teaspoonful of turmeric with whole milk and add a few drops of rose water. Apply this paste all over your face and exposed areas. Rinse off once dried.
The banana has skin lightening properties and when applied along with egg white it can decrease the appearance of wrinkles. A regular use of banana face pack decreases fine lines, keep your light skin and keep your skin acne free.
The banana face pack can be made easily at home. To prepare it, you need a ripe banana, mash it thoroughly and mix it with egg white and honey. Apply it thoroughly and wash off when dried.
Cucumber juice has excellent bleaching properties and when mixed with the lime juice it can do wonders on your skin. It heals the sun tanned skin, reduces dark circles and give you a flawless skin.
This is one of the most effective home remedies for pigmentation. Take grated cucumber to take out its essence and mix a few drops of lemon juice. Apply the face pack and rinse off with tap water once dried.
For a flawless skin, there can be nothing like yogurt. Owing to its anti-microbial properties it keeps the skin acne free and with a regular application of this face pack you can get an absolutely beautiful skin. It also Honey is the best naturally occurring moisturizer and cleanser.
To make a face pack of yogurt, you need to mix a teaspoonful of yogurt with honey and apply in the round moments all over your face. You can apply it over the sun burnt areas to get rid of tanning.
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