How To Get Rid Of Hyper Pigmentation?

How To Get Rid Of Hyper Pigmentation
How To Get Rid Of Hyper Pigmentation

Worried about the dark spots on your skin? Are they making you feel comfortable and lowering your confidence? Is it keeping you away from parties? If yes, don’t worry because we are here to provide a perfect solution to you!

What Is Hyper Pigmentation?

It is a type of phenomenon in which dark patches occur on the skin which makes the skin tone uneven.  These patches occur due to excess formation of melanin. There are two types of pigmentation:

  • Hypo pigmentation-

In this type of pigmentation, the melanin production gets reduced, which results in a formation of white or light coloured patches on the skin.

  • Hyper pigmentation-

This type is also known as melasma. In this type of pigmentation, the melanin production is in excess amount, which results in dark patches on the skin.

What Are Causes Of Hyper Pigmentation?

The main cause for hyper pigmentation is excess melanin formation. There are a lot of internal and external factors that support this process. Following is the list of causes of hyper pigmentation:

  • Exposure to the sun

The melanin helps us to protect against the harmful UV radiation. So, when the skin is over exposed to the sun, there is the excess of melanin formed. This results in dark patches on the skin.

  • Diseases

In some cases, due to diseases like jaundice, discoloration of skin takes place. This also results in hyper pigmentation.

  • Side effects of medicines

Sometimes, the medicines you take for a particular disease may result in dark patches on your skin as a side effect. In such cases, you should better consult a doctor.

  • Hormonal changes

Changes in hormones during pregnancy or menopause can also lead to the appearance of dark patches on the skin.

  • Genetics

In some people, the hyper pigmentation may occur due to genetics. It may be hereditary.

  • Use of hair dyes

Beware if you use hair dyes regularly!  Are you wondering why am I saying so? Then, let me tell you that it is found that frequent use of hair dyes leads to the formation of dark patches on the skin.

  • Skin injuries

Some people might undergo skin injuries due to accidents or so. This may also result in hyper pigmentation and scars.

  • Emotional stress

This is one of the most common reasons heard nowadays.  Stress, whether emotional or physical tends to bring changes in your body. This may also be a reason for hyper pigmentation.

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Hyper Pigmentation

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Hyper Pigmentation
Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Hyper Pigmentation

Though it makes your skin tone uneven, this is a harmless condition. It is not a serious problem. So, here are some quick and easy home remedies you can use to get rid of hyper pigmentation:

1.Raw potato

Potato contains catecholase enzyme that helps to lighten the skin tone. This makes potato useful in getting rid of the dark patches.

How to use:

Cut thin slices of potatoes. Sprinkle some water over it and rub these surfaces on your face and skin surfaces affected by hyper pigmentation for 10-15 minutes. After doing it, rinse it off with lukewarm water and repeat it for 3-4 times daily for a month.


It is very rare that we talk about home remedies and lemon doesn’t have a place in it. It has excellent medicinal properties that help to cure diseases naturally and quickly. It contains citric acid that acts as natural bleach for the skin. It fades the dark spots on the skin and helps you get even skin tone. Just keep in mind that if you have sensitive skin, mix lemon juice with water to dilute it.

How to use:

Extract lemon juice. Apply this on the pigments and rub it gently. Let it be over the skin for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse it off. Do it twice daily to experience best results!


This is also one of the most useful items found in the kitchen. It has very good medicinal value. It acts as the bleaching agent to reduce pigmentation. It also keeps infection away.

How to use:

Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice and turmeric. Apply it on the dark patches and allow it to stay for 15-20 minutes. Later on, rinse it off using cold water. Use this technique daily before showering to experience the magic of turmeric!

4.Apple cider vinegar

Wondering how vinegar is useful in reducing hyper pigmentation? Let me tell you that it is the most promising home remedy when it comes to hyper pigmentation! It has excellent astringent and skin lightening properties. It helps you restore your original skin colour.

How to use:

Mix apple cider vinegar with water. Apply this solution to the affected areas and leave it for 2-3 minutes. Now, rinse it with lukewarm water. Repeat it twice daily.

5.Vitamin E capsules

Also known as Skin Vitamin, it is very useful in treating hyper pigmentation. It has anti-oxidant properties that help to nullify the harmful effects of UV rays and restore the skin’s natural colour.

How to use:

Puncture a vitamin E capsule. Empty the contents into a bowl containing some amount of castor oil. Mix it well. Apply this mixture on the dark pigments before going to bed. Rinse it off the next morning. Repeat it daily for few weeks to see your natural skin colour restored!

6.Aloe vera

Even the name of Aloe vera gives a calm and soothing effect! It is known to remove the dead cells and promote regeneration of skin. This makes it useful in getting rid of hyper pigmentation.

How to use:

Aloe vera is available in the form of the gel. Apply it on the affected areas before going to bed and rinse it in the morning. Repeat this daily to see how magically you get an even skin tone!


This fruit is very rich in fatty acids, Vitamin C, oleic acid, Vitamin E and various enzymes. This makes it very useful in reducing the dark pigments.

How to use:

Mash one ripe avocado and apply this paste on the affected skin areas. Leave it on for half hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat it daily for a month to see the best results!

8.Orange peel

Have you ever wondered that the peel which we throw in garbage could be useful for treating hyper pigmentation? Yes, you have read it right! Orange peel is bleaching properties that help to reduce the appearance of dark spots on your skin.

How to use:

Convert the dried peel into powder form. Mix one teaspoon of milk, honey and lemon juice to it. Mix it well and apply this paste onto the affected areas. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off.


It is well known for its skin rejuvenating properties. It purifies the blood, acts as a cooling agent and stimulant. This makes it very useful in treating hyper pigments.

How to use:

Make a thick paste of sandalwood powder and rose water. Apply it on the affected skin areas and let it dry. Wash it off once it gets dry. Repeat it for few weeks to see your youthful skin back!


It is a rich source of vitamin E. eating almonds on a regular basis can keep your skin healthy and away from hyper pigmentation.

How to use:

Soak 5-6 almonds in water for a night. Next morning, grind these almonds and mix milk with it to make a thick paste. Add one teaspoon of honey and few drops of lemon juice to it. Apply this paste on the dark patches before going to sleep. Then, wash it the next morning.

11.Milk and honey

This mixture tends to peel off your skin, which means you get beautiful skin back after applying this mixture. This is due to the presence of lactic acid in milk. It is one of the best remedies used for pigmentation.

How to use:

Mix a small amount of milk and honey. If you want, you can add curd to it as well and apply it on the pigments.

12.Fresh vegetable juices

Juices extracted from fresh vegetables tend to keep the skin fresh and cool the whole day. This helps in reducing the dark pigments on the skin.

How to use:

Apply freshly extracted vegetable juices on the skin to reduce the occurrence of hyper pigmentation.

13.Tomato, yoghurt and oatmeal

Tomato and yoghurt have bleaching properties. Oatmeal is a natural scrubber. This combination makes it very useful for reducing the dark pigments due to hyper pigmentation.

How to use:

Extract some tomato juice and add the half teaspoon of yoghurt to it. Also, add some amount of oatmeal to it and apply it on the areas that are affected. Let it dry and wash it off once dried.

14.Cucumber juice

Cucumber is well known for the soothing effect it gives. It is very useful in getting rid of pigmentations and blemishes.

How to use:

Extract cucumber juice and apply it on the affected areas. Leave it for half an hour and then rinse it off. For an extra effect, you may also add honey and some lemon juice to it.

15.Application of creams

If the home remedies are not doing any effect on you pigments, then you should consult a doctor and apply the lightening creams prescribed to you. Also, while stepping out in sun, remember to apply sunscreen lotion so as to protect skin from any damage.


We all know that skin pigmentation is due to accumulation of dead cells. So, an enzyme named papain, is found in papaya, which breaks these cells and promotes the new cell growth.

How to use:

Mix 2 tablespoon of papaya pup, and one tablespoon of honey and milk into a thick paste. Apply this on the pigments and wash it off with lukewarm water after 3 minutes.

17.Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is known to protect the skin from free radicals that are present in the atmosphere and also prevent the skin from drying. It also improves the blood circulation in the body.

How to use:

Take some cocoa butter and massage it on the affected areas to see the difference!

If your case of hyper pigmentation is as serious one, then I suggest you should see a doctor immediately so that you can get over it soon!

How to Prevent Hyper Pigmentation?

There are simple ways in which you can avoid hyper pigmentation, which is as follows:

  • Avoid going out in the sun for a longer time. This will reduce the melanin buildup.
  • Do not use tanning beds.
  • Use a sunscreen and cover yourself whenever you need to be out in the sun.
  • Take good care of your skin. Cleanse, moisturise and exfoliate it on a regular basis to keep it healthy.

Follow these simple steps and stay away from hyper pigmentation because you are beautiful and you deserve to remain so!

Stay beautiful and take care of your skin!


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