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Product to decrease hyper pigmentation

I want to ask you have if any product which is helpful to decrease hyper pigmentation meaning dark complexion as well as which does not has any side effects and don't need to take that product again and again?
( 5 Mar 2009)

Hyper pigmentation refers to the condition in which the skin produces excess melanin which gets deposited under the skin, leading to darker patches of skin. This is a cause of much anxiety for people, especially women who are concerned about their appearance in a world that prizes flawless fair skin and rejects anyone who doesn't have it. Hyper pigmentation can occur due to a number of reasons, including injuries, hormonal imbalances during pregnancy and even because of advancing age. While there are no overnight remedies for hyper pigmentation, you can gradually reverse the effects of hyper pigmentation by using simple home remedies. Remember that these remedies use natural products and thus take a long time to show results and they must be followed almost religiously for best results.

Cocoa butter is an antioxidant which works excellently to moisturize the skin. Regular massage using cocoa butter not only boosts circulation of blood in the skin, healing scarred skin, it also helps to reduce the effects of hyper pigmentation. Avocado is also recommended for treating hyper pigmentation. A rich source of Vitamin E, unsaturated fatty acids and oleic acid, regular application of a ripe avocado which has been mashed can help to reverse the effects of hyper pigmentation. You can also benefit from natural bleaching agents such as lemon and potato. A mixture of lemon and honey can be applied on the skin for 10 minutes before washing the skin with warm water. The antioxidant properties of the lemon can help to lighten the skin, while the honey moisturizes the skin and prevents other skin problems. Potatoes also contain bleaching properties and thus you can apply some fresh potato juice on your skin daily and wash it off after 10 to 15 minutes. There are several home made face packs which are beneficial for treating hyper pigmentation. A face pack made with 1 tsp milk powder, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp honey and ½ tsp almond oil lightens and moisturizes the skin, leaving it fair and glowing. Since almonds are beneficial for improving the skin tone and color, you can grind some almonds, which have been soaked over night, with some milk and apply this over your face and neck for 15 to 20 minutes. There are several products in the market which claim to treat hyper pigmentation. Researches have shown that licorice root, myrtle leaf and raspberry extracts contain properties that encourage the production of pheomelanin which reverses the effects of hyper pigmentation.

answered by G S on 5 Mar 2009, 5:13:05


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