Hyperpigmentation is a skin disorder, characterized by dark areas on the skin. It comes as a result of the increased amout of melanin, the dark skin pigment. Pregnancy, certain deseases, exposure to sunlight, trauma or aging can lead to melanin disorders and create these non- aesthetic brown spots that are characteristic of hyperpigmentation.
We can divide the exact causes of this benign disorer into two groups: external and internal. External causes are coming from the environment, such as exposure to sunlight, or chemical compounds (betaxolol, minocycline, estrogen, progesterone, etc.). Internal causes can be inborn – people with darker skin are more prone to develop this disorder.
Freckles, age-spots and stains from the sun very often can be seen on the face and hands, however, they can occur on any part of the skin that has been exposed to the sun. These are caused by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun that damage the melanin and cause a temporary or permanent discoloration.
Discoloration of the skin can occur as a result of scars from trauma or surgery, and even when the problem is gone, the dark spots remain.
Melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation of the skin that occurs during pregnancy, even though it can sometimes affect men as well. Often, it is called the mask of pregnancy, since the brown spots appear on the face – mainly the nose and cheeks. Usually, this disorder does not cause any major problems and goes away by itself after the pregnancy.
Recipe for a natural cure for hyperpigmentation:
- Take 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder (turmeric)
- Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- Stir well
- Apply it to the affected area
- Leave it 15 minutes to dry
- Wash it with cold water
Do not expose your skin to the sun immediately after the application of it. It is recommended to apply it before showering.
Repeat this once or twice on a daily basis, until there is a visible improvement.
Based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, this simple remedy is really efficient. People who have very sensitive skin can add some water in the lemon juice or replace it with milk.
The lemon brightens the skin and causes skin peeling, and the turmeric, besides being efficient in making the skin lighter (and the people in India know it well), it also has anti-inflammatory effect and makes skin glow.
Do not hesitate and try it now!
Source: Healthy Food House