Each one of us dreams of having a smooth and evenly-toned skin with a natural glow and a fresh appearance. Unfortunately, there are a number of reasons that can lead to an uneven skin tone and an unhealthily tired-looking complexion. The cause of uneven skin tone is often a condition known as hyperpigmentation (actually an overproduction of melanin).
Melanin is a pigment which protects our skin from harmful ultraviolet radiations. When it is produced in normal amounts in the body, it generally reflects well on our appearance. However, an overproduction of melanin leads to unevenly colored skin and dark spots. Various factors such as hormonal changes, too much exposure to sun or impaired skin integrity are the reasons for increased melanin production. So, we have compiled some of the effective home remedies for uneven skin tone. No matter whether you have a light skin or a dark skin, we are sure you are definitely going to benefit from these easily available at home remedies.
This particular ingredient is usually present in many homemade recipes for beauty and health. Baking soda possesses exfoliating properties and is effective in cleansing dry and peeling skin as well as dark spots caused due to some injuries or sun exposure.
Remedy- Make a paste of baking soda with some water or organic rose water. And apply this paste gently on your face, massaging with your fingertips. Leave it for few minutes before rinsing your face with lukewarm water. Repeat this procedure many times in a week for better results.
This one is a good exfoliating agent as it removes the dead skin gently to find the even-tanned skin underneath the dead cells.
Remedy- Make a homemade sugar paste by mixing some sugar with little water. Add to this mixture some olive oil or your regular face cream and mix well. Now, rub your face with this resulting mixture for few minutes. After the proper exfoliation of the skin, wash with some warm water.
Everyone is well aware of the many benefits of green tea. In addition to all its health-related benefits, green tea has also been found to be quite effective to even out skin tone.
Remedy- Apply some cold green tea bags to the dark areas of the skin and leave it for around 15 minutes. You can make your own mask by mixing cold green tea with a little kiwi juice, a banana or some rice flour.
This easily available at home herb is an amazing color corrector. Most of the dark patches usually have purple undertones. Yellow, on the color wheel, falls on the opposite end of purple. And hence, the yellow of the turmeric cancels out the purple of the pigmentation and scars, providing a bright, flawless skin.
Remedy- Prepare a paste of turmeric with some milk or honey. Apply this paste all over your face and neck area. Let it dry for few minutes and then wash with warm water. For long-lasting results, repeat this procedure at least once every weak.
Though there are a number of skin care products available for even the complexion and improving the skin tone, they are not always effective and sometimes unsuitable for sensitive skin. Try out these natural and well-affordable homemade remedies and say goodbye to uneven skin tone and dark spots.