Home remedies for skin pigmentation: dark patches on the skin are a very common skin condition and can be treated with the help of proper home care and remedies. Read here to find out what dermatologist Dr. Kiran Lohia recommends for skin pigmentation.
Skin pigmentation can be caused by sun exposure.
- Apply 2 tablespoons of sunscreen every day to avoid skin pigmentation.
- Aloe Vera gel is an effective remedy for pigmented skin.
- You can also try milk to reduce dark spots on the skin.
Skin pigmentation: pigmentation refers to the coloration of the skin. Aging is one of the most common causes of skin pigmentation. Inflammation, the damage caused to the skin because the sun's ultraviolet rays, skin lesions and acne are other causes of skin pigmentation. In one of her recent posts on Instagram, dermatologist Dr. Kiran Lohia clarifies that pigmentation is not a disease. It is simply dark spots on the skin, which can be treated with some tips and tricks. Read below to learn more about pigmentation and how you can deal with it.
Skin pigmentation: advice from dermatologist Dr. Kiran Lohia to treat it
"Most skin pigmentation is made worse by sun exposure," says Dr. Kiran in her post. Therefore, using sunscreen every day is one of the most important skin care tips to prevent skin pigmentation.
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1. You should apply 2 tablespoons of sunscreen on your skin every day. This is regardless of whether you are outside alone at night, etc. And don't worry if the sunscreen is too fatty. It will take time, but eventually it will be absorbed into your skin. The new sunscreen application should be done every 4 hours, recommends Dr. Kiran. "This is the most important step to prevent and treat skin pigmentation," says Dr. Kiran.
Use sunscreen every day to avoid skin pigmentation.
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2. You can also use oral supplements such as vitamin C or glutathione. These can internally increase your skin's resistance to the sun.
3. Ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid are excellent for reducing pigmentation effectively.
4. If you feel that your pigmentation is too severe and does not go away despite the home remedies you have tried, visit a dermatologist to have it checked and treated clinically. They can help you with a specific approach to prevent and treat pigmentation, which is a very common skin condition.
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Home remedies for skin pigmentation.
In her video, Dr. Kiran emphasizes on numerous occasions that skin pigmentation is a very common problem. And although the above mentioned tips can help you, there are some home remedies that you can also try.
1. Aloe Vera gel: You can apply aloe vera gel on skin areas affected by skin pigmentation, before bedtime. Repeat daily until you get the desired results.
2. Black tea water: Soak a cotton ball in black tea water and apply it on your pigmented skin, 2 times a day. Try this for a few weeks and see if it works well.
3. Milk: Lactic acid in milk and milk products can be effective in reducing skin pigmentation. Soak the cotton ball in milk and apply it on the pigmented skin. Repeat it twice a day every day until you get the desired results.
Milk can be an effective home remedy for skin pigmentation.
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4. Apple cider vinegar (ACV): The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can lighten the skin's pigmentation and treat it effectively. Add water and apple cider (equal portions) in a glass. Apply the mixture on dark patches of skin and leave it for 2-3 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Do a patch test on a small part of the skin to see if ACV suits you.
5. Red onion: The dry skin of onions can lighten the skin and reduce pigmentation. Look for products that contain red onion extract and apply them to your skin. Patch test in advance is recommended.
(Dr. Kiran Lohiya is a dermatologist at Isya Aesthetics)
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