More than 150 genes affect your skin colour either directly or indirectly. So, there is really nothing much you can do about the natural pigmentation of your skin but there is so much you can do to prevent or treat skin discolouration. However, in cases where the pigments are been damaged you can use 9 best effective home remedies for skin discolouration:
The power of potato treatment:
Potatoes are only not just a source of starch but also a natural remedy for skin pigmentation problems such as melisma, dark circles, hyper and hypo pigmentation. Slice a piece of potato into two rub on the surface of the pigmented area ensure the potato juice acts on the skin. Leave it for half an hour and rinse with warm water. For better results, practice the same process for a month.
Apply Lemon and Cucumber:
Lemon and cucumber works wonders when put together as they are both used for lightening and removal of skin pigmentation. Apply every day in the morning and evening, leave for 20minutes. Either Lemon or Cucumber can suffice where both fruits are unavailable; they possess strong lightening features for your skin. Lemon is a source of natural bleach while cucumber is used for removing dark circles otherwise also known as skin pigmentation. The combination of both fruits is most advisable.
Pawpaw to the rescue:
If you have a Pawpaw tree in your compound, then, consider yourself blessed already if you suffer from skin discolouration. Slice, grate and extract the pawpaw juice and apply it on your face. This recipe encourages the growth of new skin cells as it contains natural exfoliating particles which help reduce and finally remove pigmented marks. For best results repeat the process for a month.
The magic of Almond and milk:
Almonds have natural fatty acids that can help moisturise and nourish the skin. Most times, dryness of skin can cause skin pigmentation. So, the natural oil in which is found in Almond Milk can help moisturise and lighten your skin. Before you employ the Almond and milk method, you need to soak the almond overnight, peel the skin and make a smooth paste out of it. Apply on the pigmented area and wait for best results.
Guava and Banana wonder portion:
Guava contains lycopene, a great home remedy for treating darkening skin. Mix a pulp of guava and banana, apply on your face and wash after 15-20minutes. Do this for some period and watch the affected skin areas heal.
Vinegar helps in lightening pigmented skin areas and brighten the skin. Vinegar also has good astringent properties, so don’t rinse off when you wash your face with it. Remember to add equal amount of water with the vinegar before rinsing your face.
Rich in fatty acids, vitamin C and Oleic acid, avocadoes are of great benefits for skin rejuvenation and healing. Avocadoes are actually very good for treating hyper-pigmentation. Mash Avocado into a paste and apply on infected area, you can as well slice and squeeze the juice out of it.
Due to its antioxidant property, cocoa butter can help sooth and heal your skin of hyperpigmentation. They prevent the skin from harsh radicals present in the atmosphere thereby, reducing the effects of pigmentation on your skin. It nourishes the skin and prevents hyper-pigmentation.
Castor Oil and Vitamin E:
Applying Vitamin E and Castor oil on the discoloured parts of your skin everyday will improve your skin appearance while making it smooth and silky. The nourishment from vitamin e and castor oil will slowly remove the pigmented areas and help return the skin back to its normal state.