Skin pigmentation is a disorder that causes the skin to appear either lighter (hypo pigmentation) or darker (hyper pigmentation) than the existing skin color. Sometimes, pigmentation may even appear as blotchy and discolored.
We have a skin component called ‘Melanin’ that decides and regulates the color of skin, hair and eye. The reasons behind pigmentation is the minimal or excessive production of melanin.
Melanin works wonder to prevent skin from sun-induced skin cancer.
The white skin 70% more prone to sun induced skin cancer than black or dark skin. The reason being the high Melanin content in black skin. Melanin works as an absorbent filter of UV-Rays that prevents the sunlight to penetrate further in the skin. Especially the Eumelanin has the shielding effect to scatter the UV-Rays and act as a physical barrier in epidermis layer of skin.
Hyperpigmentation is defined by the excessive darkening in any part of the skin; mostly face, neck and hands than the usual skin color. The prime reason being over-production of melanin in that particular area.
Types- Melasma, Freckles, Photo Melanosis, Tanning, Photo Melanos
Hypopigmentation happens when Melian production in the skin is reduced or limited than the usual. Lack of melanin leads to discolored skin. Hypopigmentation can be associated different skin diseases like Vitiligo, Albinism etc.
Overexposure to sun, Heredity ,Genetics, Hormonal changes, Stress, Overuse of cosmetics, Some Medication like antibiotics ,hormone treatment ,anti-seizure drugs, Frequent use of hair dyes, Excessive exposure to light e.g PC ,laptop, gas, day light.
It’s not really possible to get rid of hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation completely with home remedies which doesn’t penetrate in the skin enough to do any good. These preventive measures are just to protect your skin from causing hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. In case of hypopigmentation some skin diseases are hereditary which are non-curable.
Here are some home remedies for hyperpigmentation. These reduces the darkening to some extent over a very long period of time and you need to pay dedicated attention to your skincare regime.
Vitiligo is a skin disease where immune system attacks the melanin resulting in loss of production. Due to less melanin white smooth patches appear on face, neck or any part of the body. There is no cure for this although certain home remedies can comfort this some extent. It may take a year to see results.
Avoid anything that is sour e.g. sour fruit juices as the high acidic level shifts the PH balance which results in decreased melanin products. Also avoid sea food as some of these have mercury contents. Chose more alkaline based food.
Keep water overnight in a copper vessel and drink the water.
Make a paste with 5 tbsp turmeric powder with 250 ml of mustard oil. Apply twice daily on the affected area. You can also use fresh turmeric instead of ready made powder.
Peels are chemicals called alpha hydroxy acids which are meant for use on skin. Peeling accelerates the exfoliation process of cells in epidermis. In addition different peels have their specific action depending on formulation.
Peels remove debris from outer layer of skin. Peels accelerate the exfoliation process of skin by increasing production of new cells. This results in fresh & youthful skin.
Regenerate collagen formation in skin, reduction in pigmentation, Reduction in blemishes, Reduction in fine lines, Acne treatment, Rejuvenation, Reduction in melasma.
Nano Perfector is a breakthrough technology that is non-invasive and works better than surgical facelift. The machine flows low frequency waves to heal the skin. It also stimulates skin regeneration resulting in to smooth and problem free skin.
It is composed of up to 2000 sine waveforms, syncs with body’s endogenous signals, awakens the processes that have diminished with aging. It’s a true anti-aging technology which restores the signals
Reduced wrinkles & lifting of muscles reduced pigmentation, reduction in acne, Reduction in dark circles,
Reduction in melasma, Detoxification, rejuvenation, improved skin texture, reduction in scarring.