Here's how you can treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation
BY TANIYA Agarwal | JAN 8, 2023
who does not wish for perfect skin? However, no one’s skin is perfect all the time. Change in weather, hormonal changes, lack of diet, lack of exercise, all these have an impact on our skin. Sometimes pimples come due to humidity, and then they leave ugly scars. That is, people often struggle with the problem of Skin Pigmentation. So it is very important to know about pigmentation. So let’s know what is pigmentation, how many types are there and how can it be treated?
What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation is said to be the dark spots on the skin. In this, the color of the skin starts getting black from somewhere. This is also called hyper-pigmentation. Some people have small marks on their faces, while others have bigger ones. Although, it does not cause any harm to the health, but it does not look good.
There are two types of pigmentation, hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation
There are two types of pigmentation, hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation. In hyperpigmentation, one part of the skin becomes darker or darker than the rest. It also causes spots on the skin. The biggest reason for hyper-pigmentation is the increased level of melanin in the skin. Although this is a common problem, but when it happens, there is a lack of confidence in people. They are disappointed about their skin. Many people around the world are struggling with this problem.
What causes pigmentation?
The UV rays from the sun are very harmful for the skin. This is where the problem of hyper-pigmentation begins.
There are also many medicines, the reaction of which causes hyper-pigmentation.
During pregnancy, there is a change in the hormone level, due to which the production of melanin in women is affected.
Skin inflammation is a major cause of hyperpigmentation.
How to avoid it ?
The best way to avoid pigmentation is to avoid direct sunlight i.e. UV rays.
Always use a good sunscreen while stepping out of the house or even if you are at home. Sunscreen should be of at least 30 SPF.
At least touch your face. This will prevent any kind of infection on the skin. The problem of acne/pimples increases by touching the skin of the face.
Use niacinamide, retinol and vitamin-C in your skin care routine.
Before the problem worsens, do show it to a good skin specialist.
Home remedies to remove pigmentation
- Cocoa butter nourishes the skin and also gives moisture. The use of cocoa butter improves the skin.
- Raw potato can also work to get relief from pigmentation. Peel it and massage it on the skin with light hands.
- Mixing lemon and honey and applying it on the skin can get rid of stubborn stains and spots. The acidic properties of lemon work to remove blemishes, while honey tightens the skin and nourishes it naturally.
- To get rid of dark spots, take one teaspoon sandalwood powder, half teaspoon glycerin and one teaspoon rose water. Put all these ingredients in a bowl and make a paste. Now apply it on the face and let it dry and then wash it. You can apply it daily.
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.