Hyper-pigmentation is a skin condition caused by various reasons: hormonal fluctuations, sun exposure and as side effects of some drugs, when melanin is being secreted, leaving dark spots on the skin surface. The good news is this condition can be removed with home remedies.
There are several types of hyper pigmentation:
- Lentigines (dark spots that are caused by exposure on sun from the UV rays);
- Melasma (dark spots caused by some cases of thyroid dysfunction and hormonal fluctuations);
- Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH (dark/black spots that appear as a result of some kind of trauma to the skin, like burns, psoriasis, acne etc.)
Treating these conditions at the specialists’ can be quite expensive and the treatment is usually done with chemical peels or similar.
You can prepare treatment by yourself, at your home and it is very easy and as effective as at the doctor’s.
Honey is an excellent ingredient to remove shrinking pores and bacteria; it also gives the skin freshness and elasticity.
Baking soda can be used as exfoliating agent that reduces skin irritation and stimulates blood circulation. This homemade mask is suitable for all skin types.
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a homogeneous texture. Apply the mask to your face, let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. Repeat the process 2 times a week and your skin with be shiny, smooth, and beautiful – without any dark spots.