If you are an Indian girl, chances are you have spent a lot of your teenage years worrying about hyper pigmentation. No matter what you try, that excess melanin just doesn’t seem to vanish. Even though it’s absolutely harmless, the excess pigmentation is not something we need in our day to day lives. Against the popular belief, there is no under lying skin problem that may be causing hyper pigmentation. If your skin is prone to it, it could be because of a number of different reasons. The most common one is sun exposure. Since, it is absolutely impractical to not step out in the day time, let’s take a look at some remedial steps to prevent it.
No one can deny the importance of sunscreen however, it is the most significant product for any one prone to hyper pigmentation. You cannot leave your house without applying sunscreen. You can choose from so many in the market as per your skin type. Use it daily for at least two weeks and you will already be in a habit!
The process of exfoliation involves shredding of the older, dead skin cells. The new cells that replace them are obviously less damaged. For anyone with hyper pigmentation, exfoliation should be done at least twice or thrice in a week. Exfoliation also helps in releasing facial acids that will in turn smoothen out your skin tone.
As sensitive as your skin can be towards hyper pigmentation, it is important that we do all that we can to keep it healthy. This means moisturising well. You can use serums, face masks, moisturisers that target your pigmentation concern.
Vitamin C helps in brightening up your skin. Look for products with Vitamin C in them and apply regularly in order to be able to see any result. Whether it is a moisturiser, or an all-natural lemon juice, Vitamin C will definitely tackle the problem. Remember to moisturise well after using saturated forms of Vitamin C as it dries out the skin to an extent.
Another hack is to prepare a face serum at home. Take some apple cider vinegar and add equal parts of water to it. Mix well and apply on affected areas. Leave it on for about 2-3 minutes and wash off with luke-warm water. The acids, like the natural facial acids, help is cell rejuvenation.