Homemade Face Packs that Help You Get Rid of Pigmentation

Skin pigmentation is caused by several reasons such as sun damage, digestion problems, hormonal imbalance, diabetes, etc. Skin pigmentation is most common in tropical countries where the sun is pretty harsh. Both men and women suffer it on different parts of their bodies.

Skin Pigmentation is nothing but a skin’s reaction by producing more melanin in certain places of the body. This melanin then gets deposited on a certain part of the face. To explain it easily it is tan that takes years to develop and is stubborn to remove.

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But, the melanin often gets deposited on the upper layer of the skin and can pretty easily be removed. While it can be removed easily, it is best to avoid it in the first place.

By using a sunscreen of at least SPF 30+ it can be prevented. Even the best skin pigmentation treatments are useless if not paired with a good sunscreen. Let us look at a few face packs that will help you remove the Pigmentation on the skin.

Turmeric and Chickpea

Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory. It helps remove the tan very easily. With regular use, it can help reduce pigmentation on the skin. This skin pigmentation treatment is very effective especially for Indian skin

Steps:

  • Take 1 Tablespoon of Chickpea Flour and add a pinch of turmeric (anything more than that will stain your face)
  • Add water to make a thick paste. You can also add milk or yogurt.
  • Add a few drops of essential oil (optional)
  • Apply an even layer on your face and neck. Let it sit for 10 – 15 mins
  • While removing, gently scrub the face. It will help exfoliate the skin as well
  • Wash off with cold water
  • Repeat 2 to 3 times a week

Multani Mitti

Multani Mitti or Fuller’s earth is an age-old remedy for skin pigmentation. It not only helps remove the pigmentation but also visibly brightens the skin.

Steps:

  • Take 1 Tablespoon of Multani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth
  • Add rose water to make a thick paste
  • Apply an even layer on your face and neck. Let it sit for 10 – 15 mins. Anything more than that will dry your skin out
  • While removing, gently scrub the face, it will help exfoliate the skin as well
  • Wash off with cold water
  • Repeat 2 to 3 times a week

Licorice and Glycerin

Licorice is a natural brightening agent. It is very helpful in removing any forms of pigmentation from the face, neck, underarms, inner thighs, etc. Adding glycerin to that will help nourish the skin as Glycerin is a humectant it will leave the skin hydrated.

Steps:

  • Take 1 Tablespoon Licorice Powder
  • Add Glycerin to make a viscous mixture
  • Apply an even layer on your face and neck
  • Very Gently Scrub the face using this concoction
  • Let it sit for 10 – 15 mins
  • Wash off with cold water
  • Repeat it as many times as per convenience. The more the better
  • The same steps can be used on other parts of the body as well

Bentonite Clay

Calcium Bentonite clay is a volcanic clay. It is generally used to remove impurities like blackheads whiteheads etc from the skin. Calcium Bentonite has a very brightening effect on the skin and hence is very helpful in removing pigmentation from the skin

Steps:

  • Take 1 Tablespoon Calcium Bentonite Clay
  • Add Apple Cider Vinegar to form a thick paste, you can also add water if you have sensitive skin
  • Make sure to use a metal container to mix the two as the clay will lose all its effectiveness
  • Apply an even layer on your face and neck
  • Let it sit for 10 – 15 mins
  • Wash off with cold water only, you may face difficulty in removing it as it gets sucked into your pores.
  • Repeat 1-2 times a week

Lemon and Honey

Honey is a natural bleaching agent. It can be easily used to remove pigmentation from the face. Adding lemon to it will help increase the effects as it will help to brighten the skin tone. If your skin is sensitive avoid honey. Use aloe vera gel or activated charcoal instead of lemon.

Steps:

  • Take 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • Add a few drops of freshly juiced lemon or one teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • Stir until the ingredients are mixed properly
  • Apply an even layer on your face and neck
  • Let it sit for 10 mins. Anything more may damage your skin
  • Wash off with cold water only

Repeat 1-2 times a week

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