What is hyperpigmentation?
Very common disorder of the skin, characterized with dark areas on the skin is Hyperpigmentation.
Also this disease is caused by the increased amount of melanin, the dark pigment of the skin.
Exposure to sunlight, pregnancy, certain diseases, age or trauma can lead to disorders of melanin and can create unsightly brown spots characteristic of this benign disorder.
The exact causes can be divided into two groups: external and internal. The external causes are those that come from the environment, such as exposure to the sun’s rays, or to chemical compounds (betaxolol, minocycline, estrogen, progesterone, and the likes.). The internal causes are related to heritage – people with darker skin are more prone to developing this disorder.
Freckles, age spots and sun spots are caused by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun that damage melanin and result in temporary or permanent discoloration. Often these stains can be observed on the face and arms, but can occur anywhere on the skin that has been exposed to the sun.
The scars from trauma or surgery can also cause discoloration of the skin, and even if the problem goes away, the dark spots remain.
Melasma is a skin hyperpigmentation that occurs during pregnancy, although sometimes it can affect men too. Usually it’s called the pregnancy mask, because brown spots cover the face – mainly the nose and cheeks. This disorder usually passes by itself after pregnancy and does not cause major problems.
Recipe: Natural cure for hyperpigmentation
- Take 1 tsp turmeric powder (turmeric)
- Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- Mix well
- Apply to the affected area
- Leave on for 15 minutes to dry
- Rinse with cold water
Important: Do not expose your skin to the sun immediately afterwards!
Application before a shower is recommended.
Apply once or twice a day for a visible improvement.
This simple remedy really works and is based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing.
Lemon bleaches and encourages skin peeling, and turmeric, besides being a great brightener of the skin (and the Indians know it well), works anti-inflammatory and makes the skin glow.
Individuals with very sensitive skin can dilute the lemon juice or use milk instead.
Try it and share your experience!
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