Wrestling the elephant in the room – Hyperpigmentation


We all are beautiful and are blessed to have gorgeous skin that represents us in our own unique way! 

But we are never satisfied with what we have and feel the lack for that 0.01%. Let us all chant the magic mantra to make ourselves feel precious – 

                                        “I AM GORGEOUS AS I AM AND I LOVE MYSELF!”

Now, it is not important to have the perfect skin, but it’s extremely significant to take care of what you have. To be extremely honest, no one has the perfect skin except new born babies. So it’s better you start accepting yourself and your skin ASAP!!!!

As you grow older, your skin ages too and so do the minor flaws in your skin. Patchy skin and dark spots are not really the sort of skincare worries that’ll leave within a week with a simple face mask. And the scary part of hyperpigmentation is that, when left untreated for a while, it just gets worse! YIKES!!!!

Hyperpigmentation is one of the greatest skincare worries among women. And the individuals who have it, don’t really completely grasp the situation or comprehend the treatments for it. 

If you are fed up with Hyperpigmentation, then don’t stop here and read the entire blog! By the time you reach the end, you might be able to get rid of your pigmentation and say farewell to it forever! 

Now before we start with the treatments for Hyperpigmentation, let’s take a moment and understand the mysticism of hyperpigmentation and how it affects the health of our skin!

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is the big fat name given to dark spots or patches by professionals. It can be caused by sun damage, acne scars, hormonal changes and especially with increased melanin or even through other skin injuries. 

Now, you must be racking your brains to know if “melanin” is an alien tongue or not! Now calm your horses down, and read further. To put it simply, melanin is a pigment that gives our skin its color. But when its production becomes more than the necessary amount, then it leads to the issue of hyperpigmentation.  

It is a normal skincare issue that’s very common yet stubborn! But is it something that you have to bear for a lifetime? hyperpig

Is hyperpigmentation dangerous and incurable?

Hyperpigmentation is…………………*don’t hyperventilate people*…..* DRUMROLL*… not dangerous and is curable if treated at the right time. Some forms of hyperpigmentation like melasma take time and can be cured in a specialized way. Melasma is brown patches and mostly forms due to pregnancy. Hyperpigmentation can also occur due to medical conditions and certain intake of medications.

We must be careful and conscious about skincare issues as sometimes having extra pigment in some areas of skin is harmless but it can also be indicative of another medical conditions

Some common Types of Hyperpigmentation are –

  • Lentigines
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
  • Solar Lentigines
  • Melasma

Have you at any point asked yourself a question, why is your mother’s skin healthier than yours? Let me remind you, that’s what natural beauty is and the reason behind it is natural remedies. 

Bursting your little bubble, and injecting reality, your beauty comes from the luring inorganic beauty products that guarantee instant results, however they manage to do more mischief than anything beneficial to the skin. On the other hand, the natural products work slowly and let their results be visible only after a specific time of use. However, they make the magic happen by treating the cause from within and making your skin happy in the long run. 

When it comes to skincare, it’s best to return to the oving lap of nature and let your skin bask in its nurture! 

 Natural Treatment of hyperpigmentation

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Let nature take charge and revert the issue of hyperpigmentation!!!

Vitamin C

Don’t just consume Vitamin C, But also allow your skin to absorb it directly to give you that flawless glow! 

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which is unimaginably significant for reverting your skin flaws! The natural propensity of the ingredient battles dark spots and makes skin visible lighter. Vitamin C inhibits the chemical tyrosinase, which helps to prevent melanin creation therefore helps maintain the light skin tone. 

Matra Vitamin C Serum Ultra Glow Serum

Lactic acid – 
Cleopatra used to bathe in milk to get that flawless beauty! But since we aren’t royalty who can bathe in milk *sighs*….Let us make the best use of it by applying it on the affected areas. 

Lactic acid is naturally derived from milk that is the most common thing in every household. Lactic acid tenderly loosens the bonds between epidermal cells and helps shed the damaged top skin layer called epidermis. The extraction of this layer makes the skin a shade lighter, smoother and overall brighter. Lactic acid is rich in AHA’s that can also be found in Vitamin C.

Vitamin B3-  
Vitamin B3 is the A+ soldier that barricades melanin and reduces hyperpigmentation!

It is also known as Niacinamide. It helps prevent melanin from arriving on the outer skin region and makes your skin a few tones lighter. It not only helps remove pigmentation from the skin, but also shields it from getting exposed to the extra harmful UV rays. Studies have demonstrated that  it is an effective skin lightener!

Licorice Extract – 
Licorice is the best skincare sword in the region with dual blades, that prevents the occurrence of hyperpigmentation and also reduces the dark spots on the skin!

It helps lessen the presence of dullness through its dynamic compound called glabridin, which helps inhibit tyrosinase. Licorice extract contains active enzymes that help prevent hyperpigmentation brought by melasma and sun exposure. It also interrupts the production of melanin in your skin so that you enjoy your natural light skin tone.

Aloe vera – 
aloevera gel
Aloe Vera is the best ingredient of all that treats hyperpigmentation with a swing of its magical wand! *Shwoosh*

Aloesin is the compound that is available in aloe vera that helps hyperpigmentation. Aloesin works wonders by restraining the creation of melanin in the skin. You can apply aloe vera gel from the plant directly on a regular basis. Despite its amazing powers, aloe vera still remains under rated as no research has directly linked it as an effective treatment of hyperpigmentation. Although, nowadays, Aloe Vera is mostly used in almost all natural skincare products. 

Now that you have read and understood that your condition is treatable and life is actually fair! 

Why stop here? Get up and start your new skincare routine today!!

Because preventing hyperpigmentation is better than curing it! 

To Do’s:

1- Keep your skin moist to boost cell turnover

2- Always wear broad-spectrum sunscreen even when you are at home.

3- Exfoliate gently using a mild scrub once every week to remove dead skin cells. 

4- Focus on your superb anti-hyperpigmentation skincare routine with natural ingredients.

Be You! Be fabulous! And most importantly, Love & Accept yourself!

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