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4 Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Patches On The Skin For Good

Hyper pigmentation occurs due to excessive production of melanin which leads to formation of unwanted dark patches. There are many natural ingredients which can help you get rid of pigments. Read on to know about the interesting ways you can get a clear and healthy skin

4 Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Patches On The Skin For Good

Get rid of patchy skin with home based remedies


  1. hormonal imbalance post pregnancy causes hyperpigmentation
  2. Natural ingredients are easily available and easy to use
  3. Citrus fruits lightens your skin and also makes it healthy

Hyper-pigmentation of the skin can cause uneven colour and dark patches and these occurs due to excessive production of melanin tissue in your skin. Mostly noticed on face, it also occurs around the neck, hands, arms and legs. The root causes of excess melanin production is usually attributed to internal factors like hormonal changes in the body, pregnancy complications and various other health problems. Apart from these internal factors, external factors like excessive skin, skin injury and emotional stress can also cause hyper-pigmentation.

There are many chemicals and creams available in the market which guarantees quick lightening of your skin. However, they come with unavoidable side-effects and are mostly expensive. There are many home based ingredients which we can apply on our faces to get rid of persistent patches on your skin. If used in adequate quantities and applied at regular intervals, these ingredients can not only help you in getting rid of unwanted pigments but also make your skin smooth and healthy.

1. Lemon

Lemon contains citric acid that helps bleach the skin, making it a popular choice for hyper-pigmentation. This natural bleaching agent can effectively fade dark blemishes on your skin.

You can either rub fresh lemon juice on your face using a cotton ball or add it with your face-pack to quickly treat unwanted pigments on your face. However, according to health experts, people with sensitive skin should dilute the juice with some water to avoid skin irritation.

2. Raw Potato

Raw Potatoes are always present in our kitchen baskets and therefore are one of the most used ingredient to treat hyper-pigmentation. It works really well in lightening hyper pigmented skin as well as other spots and blemishes on the skin. The reason why it quickly lighten up your skin is because it contains catecholase, an enzyme that is believed to help lighten skin tone.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric/ Haldi has bleaching properties that can permanently remove unwanted patches on your skin. Plus, turmeric can keep the skin free of infection. Hence the yellow paste not only evens your skin ton but also protects your skin from bacterial infection.

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You can get rid of dark patches on the skin
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4. Aloe-Vera

Aloe-Vera gel works amazingly well with hyper pigmented skin as it contains mucilaginous polysaccharides which removes the dead skin cells and promote regeneration of new skin cells. The gel can be applied directly on your skin or can be applied with few drops of honey for better results.

Also Read What is the treatment for persistent dark skin pigmentation following pregnancy?

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