What is hyperpigmentation?
Pigmentation is the coloring of the human’s skin. There are many different reasons because of which the person’s skin changes the color, becomes darker (hyperpigmentation) or lighter (hypopigmentation). To be more precise, hyperpigmentation in skin condition caused by an increase in melanin, the substance in the body that is responsible for color (pigment) and is produced by melanocytes at the lower layer of the epidermis.
Melasma (tan or brown patches)
In order to protect the skin from overexposure, melanin absorbs the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. During this process, there may appear freckles, age spots (liver spots), or other darkened skin patches to become even more pronounced. People with darker Asian, Mediterranean or African skin tones are also more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially if they have excess sun exposure.
CAUSES OF HYPERPIGMENTATION INCLUDE:
PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation), Birth Control Pills, Abrasive Scrubs Estrogen (HRT), Pregnancy, Medications, Long – Term Sun, Acne, Severe Sunburn, Eczema, Razor Bumps, Chicken Pox, Insect Bites, Chemical Irritations, Electrolysis, Rashes, Certain Prescription, Picking, Scratching, Surgical Procedures, Trauma to Skin, Perfumes Sprayed on Sun – Exposed Areas.
*** Freckles, age spots and sun spots are caused by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. There is damage of the melanin which results with temporary or permanent discoloration. Often these spots can observe on the face and hands, however, can occur on any part of the skin that has been exposed to the sun.
*** The scars from trauma or surgery also cause discoloration of the skin, and even if the problem goes away, dark spots remain.
*** Melasma is a skin hyperpigmentation that occurs during pregnancy. Still, in some cases it can affect men. Usually talking about it as the mask of pregnancy because brown spots covering the face – mainly the nose and cheeks. This disorder usually goes away by itself after pregnancy and do not cause major problems.
You can remove the spots and hyperpigmentation with this amazing natural remedy with just 2 ingredients!
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon turmeric powder (turmeric)
Method of preparation:
In a bowl take 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and mix until you get homogeneous paste.
Apply the mixture on the affected area. Leave on for 15 minutes to dry. At the end rinse with cold water.
Note: You should not expose your skin to the sun immediately after the treatment!
Our recommendation is to apply this mixture before a shower (before you go to sleep). Repeat the process once or twice daily in order to get best results.
This simple but powerful remedy really works and is based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing.
Lemon will lighten the skin and also will encourage skin peeling, and turmeric, beside being a great brighter to the skin it act anti – inflammatory and makes the skin glow (and the Indians know it well).
Note: if you have very sensitive skin, dilute the lemon juice or substitute with milk.