Do you see shadow on the upper and lower lip area or around your mouth and cheek bones? It probably is pigmentation! Mostly it is genetic but is triggered by sun exposure. Sun spots are unsightly discoloured spots that affects the skin post sun exposure and is a type of pigmentation itself. Colour correctors always work the best in hiding it but ever thought of lightening it naturally? You cannot really erase them magically but can definitely lighten them to some extent using natural remedies! Below are some natural ways-
LICORICE for pigmentation
In a mixing bowl, add 2 tablespoons licorice powder and squeeze in enough fresh lemon juice to make a spreadable paste. Apply this paste around the mouth and keep it for 30 minutes before rinsing it off. Use few times a week.
In a bowl, add 1/4 cup commercial aloe vera gel. Make sure it is organic and store-bought. Add in 1 teaspoon white turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons fresh tomato juice. Mix well and apply on cleansed skin. Massage for a minute or so and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing off. Safe to be used once every day.
POTATO FOR PIGMENTATION
In a bowl, grate 1 medium-sized potato and squeeze out all the juice. Add in some lemon juice for additional benefits and stir well. Transfer to ice cube trays and freeze until solid. Rub the ice cube on your face before bedtime. Let it dry and follow with a moisturizer. READ MORE – OVERNIGHT POTATO TREATMENT FOR PIGMENTATION & SCARS
In a bowl, add 1 cup filtered water and ½ cup potato tomato. Squeeze in 1 lemon and stir. Use this as a regular toner before bedtime. Apply a good sunscreen during the day.
Aloe is a simple, yet an effective solution for various skin conditions, including pigmentation. The herb helps in cleansing and moisturizing the skin. It also softens the skin. The anti-aging nature of aloe enable it to combat pigmentation by preventing and easing the condition. The tyrosinases of this herb help in exfoliating, skin lightening, and skin tightening. READ MORE – 10 Best Ways to use Aloe Vera For clear glowing skin
In an amber dropper bottle, add equal quantities of jojoba oil and rosehip oil. Pierce 1 vitamin E capsule and squeeze it into the oil blend. Secure the bottle with a dropper screw-cap and shake it well. Use 2-3 drops for the entire face before applying a moisturizer.
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