Causes of skin darkening and how to avoid them

Skin is the largest organ of our body, it clearly reflects what is going inside our body. It’s very easy to judge your overall health by just looking at your skin, so a healthy body is a must condition if you want to have a glowing and flawless skin. Apart from your internal health, there are many other factors too that can cause dullness of skin like excessive sun exposure, pollution, chemicals, dust, stress, etc..

To avoid these causes try the below steps:

1. Have to eat a healthy diet. Food should be rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. these vitamins helps to make skin healthy and prevent it from getting damaged. Also, a healthy diet should contain green vegetables, fresh fruits, beans, etc.

Necessary ingredients for a healthy skin:

  • Vitamin C
  • Niacinamide
  • Licorice Extract
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Cinnamomum subavenium
  • Lactic Acid
  • Kojic acid

So keep a diet in such a way, so that you get all necessary things for a healthy skin

2. Have to drink lots of water. It helps to make skin moisturized and clean.

3. Should use a good sunscreen lotion before facing sun radiation. It helps to protect skin from UV Rays coming from the sun and further damage also.

4. Use lemon thrice a week; it helps to remove dead skin cells and to make skin brighter and clean.

5. Also, good skin brighter can be used to get an even skin tone with healthy and younger-looking skin. Skin lightening products can reduce melanin production which leads to the darkness of the skin.

6. Take a coin-sized amount of sunscreen lotion and apply it on your skin even if you stay at home, to keep your skin protected from the UV rays of the sun.

7. Always use a toner after washing your face with a face wash.

8. Always remember to sleep on your back if you want to avoid wrinkles.

9. Do not pop your pimples.

10. Steam your face properly and then use a metallic blackhead remover to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads.

11. Remove your make-up and then apply a facial cleanser to clean your face, follow your skincare regime and then go to bed.

12. Sleep for at least 7-9 hours a day, do not compromise with your beauty sleep.

13. Do not mix your light moisturizing lotion with any essential oil. that will alter the chemical composition and change your skin for the worse.

14. Try to avoid silicon-based makeup products.

15. Follow a separate daytime and nighttime skincare regime.

16. Try not to consume too much fast food.

17. Don’t consume alcohol and do not smoke if you want healthy, glowing skin.

18. Exercise daily, it helps your body to get rid of free radicals naturally.

19. Go for a clean up at least twice a month.

20. Make sure that you always choose your skincare products in complete alignment with your skin type.

Home Remedies to Treat Pigmentation

Now, you can use a home remedy from the following to get some help in treating your skin’s discolouration or pigmentation to make it lighter and brighter. We will use only natural ingredients here so that any damage or undue effects to the skin are avoided and moreover, the skin is nourished properly as well. So, without further ado, let us get into it:

Fuller’s Earth, Papaya, and Vitamin E Skin Lightening Face Mask

Ingredients Required:

  • Fuller’earth: Half cup
  • Papaya pulp: 1 tbsp
  • Vitamin E: 2 capsules

Process:

  1. First of all, take the fuller’s earth in a mixing bowl and add a tbsp of freshly blended papaya into it.
  2. Then, mix the two together well and then add in the vitamin E oil from a couple of capsules. You can also add more to achieve the desired consistency of a smooth paste.
  3. After that, apply the hence-obtained mask all over your face and skin.
  4. Lastly, leave the mask on for several minutes before rinsing it off and finishing with a moisturizer.

Frequency:

  • You can use this remedy a couple of times a week to get a helping hand in dealing with your skin’s pigmentation.

Benefits:

Papaya contains a compound called papain in it which possesses bleaching properties and hence, can help to lighten and brighten the skin and clear issues like marks and blemishes from it. Fuller’s earth is a terrific exfoliator of the skin and cleanses it very well. Moreover, it also helps make the skin brighter and clearer. Vitamin E is essential for the health and regeneration of the skin cells and tissues hence, it always helps when supplied to the skin.

Oatmeal, Tomato, and Yogurt Skin Lightening Face Mask

Ingredients Required:

  • Oatmeal: 1 tsp
  • Tomato: 1 of it
  • Fresh plain yoghurt: 1 tsp

Process:

  1. First of all, take a fresh tomato and slice it into two pieces. Collect its juices and take a tsp of that in a mixing bowl.
  2. After that, put the other two ingredients in the mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients together well by stirring them thoroughly.
  3. Then, cleanse your skin and then apply the mask all over your face and skin.
  4. Lastly, leave the mask on your skin for about 20 minutes before washing it off using tepid water and you are done!

Frequency:

  • You can use this remedy two or three times a week to get great effects in dealing with your skin’s pigmentation issue.

Benefits:

Tomatoes are actually great for the skin. It contains compounds and anti-oxidants which help protect the skin from issues like pigmentation and premature aging. Hence, it is great for brightening up the skin. The oatmeal and yoghurt in this remedy also help cleanse the skin very well by removing any collection of dead skin cells and other impurities and also aiding in the lightening and brightening of the skin consequently.

Aloe Vera, Honey, and Lemon Skin Lightening Face Mask

Ingredients Required:

  • Aloe vera: as needed
  • Honey: as needed
  • Lemon juice: as needed

Process:

  1. First of all, take a fresh aloe leaf and extract the gel from it and take it in a mixing bowl
  2. After that, put the other two ingredients in the mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients together well by stirring them thoroughly; adjust the quantities so that you can obtain a smooth and consistent paste.
  3. Then, cleanse your skin and then apply the mask all over your face and skin.
  4. Lastly, leave the mask on your skin for about half an hour before washing it off using tepid water and you are done!

Frequency:

  • You can use this remedy a couple of times every day and within a month you will start seeing results on your skin.

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