Best Home Remedies For Pigmentation: Natural & Safe

Best Home Remedies For Pigmentation: Natural & Safe

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Most women suffering from pigmentation often daydream of having a flawless, even-toned complexion, which they can flaunt without having to do any artificial correctors like concealers, BB creams, CC creams, etc. These products do a good job of hiding pigmentation. However, if you are looking out for natural and effective home remedies for pigmentation, then you have arrived at the right place.

What is pigmentation?

Firstly, let us understand what does the word hyperpigmentation mean. Melanin is a type of pigment found in your skin and they help protect your skin from damage caused by UV rays. Each individual has different levels of melanin in their skin which account for their overall skin color. However sometimes the skin produces too much melanin in one area causing it to darken considerably, these dark patches are called hyperpigmentation.

Home Remedies For Pigmentation

Makeup can be applied to hide it temporarily. However, if someone does not want to hide behind any artificial makeup then here are some home remedies to fix the problem of pigmentation naturally from your kitchen.

1. Cucumber Besan Pack

2. Turmeric Milk Cream (Malai) Pack

3. Liquorice (Mulethi) Face pack

4. Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti) Face Pack

5. Potato Face Pack

6. Orange Peel Face Pack

1. Cucumber Juice Gram Flour Pack

Cucumber has high amounts of water content and is loaded with skin-friendly antioxidants. Not only are they great to fight dark eye circles but are also effective against skin discolorations. It improves the texture of your skin making your complexion glow within no time. Gram Flour (Besan) is regularly used in Indian households and is useful for cleansing skin and removing suntan.

Method: Mix 2 tsp of Gram flour (besan) with 3-4 tbsp of Cucumber Juice, ½ tbsp of lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of honey. Make a paste and apply the affected area and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse with water and pat dry.

2. Turmeric Milk Cream (Malai) Pack

The anti-inflammatory qualities of turmeric help soothe and calm your skin and reduce acne marks. The compound curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce excess production of melanin thus helping to control pigmentation. Milk cream helps nourish and moisturize the skin and adds luster to dry and dull skin. In case you have oily skin you can use milk instead of milk cream.

Method: Mix 1 tsp of organic turmeric powder with 3-4 tbsp of milk cream. Make a paste and spread evenly all over your skin. Wait for 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

3. Licorice (Mulethi) Face pack

Licorice is frequently used in Ayurveda for both health as well as beauty-related issues. It contains an active compound named glabridin, which inhibits an enzyme called tyrosinase, that causes pigmentation post-sun exposure. There is one more compound called liquiritin, which helps to dissolve and remove the previously existing melanin from the skin. It can be safely used as a natural alternative to hydroquinone.

Method: Mix  2 tsp of licorice powder, 3 tsp of cucumber juice, and a pinch of turmeric. Make a smooth paste and apply it to the skin. Wait for 20 minutes and wash off with water.

4. Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti) Face Pack

Most women swear by the beauty benefits of fuller’s earth.  It contains aluminum silicate which absorbs excess oil from the skin and can be an excellent remedy for those prone to constant oily skin issues. It has been used over centuries to clean out clogged pores, remove tan and improve blotchy complexion. You can use it all over your body regularly to keep your skin blemish-free and even-toned.

Method: Mix 2 tsp of fuller’s earth, 1 tsp of sandalwood powder, a pinch of turmeric, 1 tsp of honey, and 3-4 tsp of milk. Make a paste and apply it over your skin and let it dry. Wait for 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

5. Potato Face Pack

Potato contains an enzyme called catecholase that helps in controlling melanin production. Additionally, it is loaded with b vitamins which help brighten your skin. Using potato for your pigmentation is really simple and handy since potatoes can be easily found in the most kitchen hence comes handy every time we want to use them.

Method: Simply grind a raw potato to make a paste and apply this paste over your skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes and wash off with water. Pat dry and apply any good quality moisturizer.

6. Orange Peel Face Pack

Orange peel powder is replete with vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Fiber, and some other essential nutrients. Its anti-inflammatory properties help strengthen you from the inside. Vitamin C helps form collagen which in turn helps maintain youthful skin. Your skin’s appearance will definitely benefit from the regular use of orange peel packs. Other than improving your complexion, it also will help control excessive oiliness and fight blackheads. So, the next time when you have finished eating an orange think before throwing away those peels.

Method: Mix 2 tsp of orange peel powder,  2 tsp of milk, 1 tsp of fuller’s earth, 1 tsp honey, a pinch of turmeric. Make a smooth paste and apply it all over your skin. Wait for 20 minutes and wash off with water.

7. Almond Vitamin E Face Pack

Almonds are a powerhouse of vitamins. One of them being vitamin E. It helps repair the skin from the inside and makes it look radiant and blemish-free. It is beneficial for preserving the skin’s elasticity and also protects it from UV damage. Vitamin E capsules are commonly used both internally and externally to beautify your skin.

Method: Soak 5-6 almonds overnight. Grind to a paste in the morning. Break open 1 capsule of Vitamin E and mix it in this paste. Add ½ of milk cream and ½ of honey. Mix and apply your skin. This pack will not only remove your pigmentation but will also work as an anti-aging remedy for you.

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Tips for avoiding hyperpigmentation

1. Eat nutritious meals. Make sure that you are covering all your daily requirements of vitamins in your food. Include fruits and fresh salads in your daily routine. Take a good quality multivitamin every day.

2. Exercising regularly will improve your body’s blood circulation and help avoid an imbalance of hormones which often leads to hyperpigmentation.

3. Wear good quality sun protection while stepping out in the sun. Make sure your sunscreen has SPF 30+ protection in it. The best prevention would be to try and cover your bare body parts in case of traveling outside during summers, especially when temperatures are very high.

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Many of us tend to get pigmentation in some form and it is often difficult to get rid of it overnight. Before opting for other medical options like microdermabrasion or chemical peels it is best to first try out these home remedies for pigmentation. Pick any one of them and try doing them regularly, Be patient before expecting any results.


Mona has been a part of the health and beauty-related industry for many years and loves writing on topics related to natural DIY, skincare, haircare, makeup, and fashion.