8 Foods That Help with Hyperpigmentation

Some skin concerns can be treated using ingredients that we have right in our kitchen. This makes it more convenient for us to tackle these issues while in the comfort of our own home. Keep reading to see how you can boost your confidence and make improvements in your appearance.

Onion

Helpful Ingredient: Sulfenic acid, Quercetin and Vitamin C

How to use: Mix a pinch of turmeric with a tablespoon of onion juice, or use the onion juice alone, to apply to the spots you want to lighten. Rinse off after 10-15 minutes. This solution is gentle enough to be used daily.

Potato

Helpful Ingredient: Catecholase

How to use: Peel a potato and rub the juice on your face. Let sit for 10-15 minutes and wash off. Repeat daily for results.

Kiwi

Helpful Ingredient: Vitamins C & E

How to use: Luckily for us, kiwi tastes great and is a healthy snack. You can choose to include this healthy and helpful fruit into your daily snack time, or create a face application. To create this, peel the kiwi, squeeze out the pulp, and mix with plain yogurt to apply on your face as a paste. Let it sit for 20 minutes and wash it off. You can also cut the kiwi into slices and let them sit on your face for 20 minutes.

Horseradish

Helpful Ingredient: Armoracia rusticana

How to use: Cut the horseradish into slices and rub the juice onto your affected areas. Repeat once a week for results.

Turmeric

Helpful Ingredient: Curcumin

How to use: Use turmeric and water at a 3:1 ratio to create a face mask. Apply and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off and repeat daily or a few times a week.

Green Tea

Helpful Ingredient: Epigallocatechin Gallate, Tyrosinase

How to use: Enjoy a cup of green tea a few times throughout the week.

Lemon

Helpful Ingredient: Citric acid

How to use: Dilute prior to application. Mix with yogurt to prevent drying out your skin. Do not leave on longer than 15 minutes, or repeat more than twice a week.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Helpful Ingredient: Acetic acid, Alpha hydroxy acid

How to use: Dilute prior to application. Mix apple cider vinegar with water at a ratio of 1:4 if you have “normal” skin. If your skin is sensitive, you may want to use more water. Massage onto affected areas with a cotton ball, and rinse off after about twenty seconds. Follow up with a face wash and repeat no more than twice a week.

 

Please note that these are not suggestions for severe issues. Do not use on open wounds. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the suggested items. If your case is mild to severe, please try our relevant products or visit a doctor. Remember that testing a small part of your skin first is best to see what works for you.


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