Hyperpigmentation is disorder which is characterized by dark areas of the skin and it causes increased amount of melanin, the dark pigment of the skin. As reasons for this disruption of melanin and creation of this unpleasant brown spots which are inherent for this disorder are exposure to sunlight, certain diseases, trauma, pregnancy or age. The exact causes are divided into two groups, external and internal.
External are those that come from the environment, such as exposure to sunlight or chemicals (betaxolol, minocycline, estrogen, progesterone, etc.).
Internal reasons are related with genes – people with darker skin are more prone to developing this disorder.
Freckles, blemishes and stains form the sun are caused by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun that damages the melanin and is resulted in temporary or permanent discoloration. Most often, these stains can be seen on the hands, the face but also can occur in any other part of the skin that was exposed to sunlight. Also, scars from surgery can cause discoloration of the skin.
Melasma is hyperpigmentation of the skin which appears during pregnancy although sometimes also men can be affected. Generally speaking it is a mask of pregnancy because the dark spots are covering the face, nose and cheeks. This disorder usually disappears after pregnancy and is not causing bigger problems.
Natural cure against hyperpigmentation – recipe
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Mix well both ingredients and the medication is prepared.
Apply the medication to the affected areas, leave it for 15 minutes to dry and rinse it after with cold water. After the application do not expose yourself to sunlight.
For fast and effective results repeat the procedure twice daily, every day.
This simple remedy really works and it is based on the ancient Indian science of healing.
Lemon rejuvenates and whitens the skin and turmeric has anti- inflammatory effect and makes the skin shiny.
People who have sensitive skin can dilute the lemon juice with water or replace it with milk.