Home remedies to help you get rid of skin pigmentation

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Uneven colour and dark patches on your skin are a result of skin pigmentationwhich can happen on any part of the body, including the face, neck, arms or legs. The causes are many — hormonal changes, pregnancy, excessive sun exposure, injury or burn marks, stress, or other health issues. These marks, especially on the face, are a major beauty concern but if treated on time, these simple yet effective home remedies can reduce pigmentation and help you reverse the effects of skin darkening, too. Raw potato: Most effective when raw, the potato can take care of a host of skin pigmentation problems. Continuos application can even lighten the skin making a marked difference to the pigmented area. Potatoes are full of starch and natural enzymes which help to exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells. They also have niacin, which belongs to the Vitamin B complex group and is a skin-lightening agent. How to use it: For easy application, just slice a small potato into two. To make it moist, add few drops of water on the sliced surface and rub it all over the pigmented area. Take a new slice once the older one goes dry. You can also grate a raw potato, sqeeuze the juice from it and apply it on areas affected by pigmentation. Keep it for half an hour and then rinse with lukewarm water. Do this everyday for a month to see the difference. Lemon: Lemon has natural antioxidants in the form of Vitamin C as well as citric acid which reduces pigmentation, and removes dead cells to produce fresh new skin cells and gives you a glowing skin. How to use it: Squeeze some fresh lemon juice and use cotton to apply it directly on the affected area. After keeping it on for 15-20 minutes, rinse off with water. Do this twice a day for a few months to see the difference. In case of sensitive skin, it is advisable to dilute the juice with few drops of water. Papaya: The enzyme ‘papain’ in papaya is an excellent exfoliating agent which helps to make new cells for a spotless skin. Papaya also contains antioxidants and phyto nutrients that help you retain your young skin and make it glow further.–Agencies

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