Hyper pigmentation is caused by excessive production of melanin on certain parts of the face. These are caused because your skin is exposed to sun and thus they result into pigmentation and spot on your skin. Aging is also one of the reasons of pigmentation and spots on skin but it can also be reduced if proper care and attention is given to the skin before it gets too late.

1. Sunscreen

This term is stressed each and every where you will look for tips for lightening pigmentation. Sunscreen is a very important thing for everyone. It should always be in your bag as sunscreen protects by creating a barrier between your skin and harmful UBV and UVA rays that cause darkness and pigmentation issues.  Sunscreen should never be skipped no matter even if it is winter season.  Use a sunscreen with high SPF 10 minutes before stepping out in the sun. 

2. Vitamin C

 Vitamin C is a known vitamin for reducing dark spots and pigmentation. Vitamin C inhibits melanin production on skin and helps to reduce dark coloration. It targets the pigmentation area and helps in lightening that. Lemon is a great source of vitamin C and can be used effectively for reducing pigmentation, spots and scars. Take a teaspoon full of lemon juice and add 1 tbsp. full of honey in it. Apply this mixture on your problem areas daily for effective results.

3. Potatoes

Potatoes are widely known for their bleaching properties. Potatoes contain catecholase that helps in lightening the stubborn spots and pigmentation. Take a raw potato and wash it well, cut it into half and poke the inner part with fork so that it releases more of its juice that works in lightening spots. Apply this directly over your spots and leave it on overnight. Wash it off next morning with tap water. Do this method on regular basis for effective results.

4. Yogurt

The lactic acid present in yogurt helps in shedding the skin that is highly pigmented. To lighten pigmentation with yogurt take yogurt and apply it directly on your problem areas. Using this on a daily basis will help a lot in lightening the pigmentation. 

5. Aloe vera

 Aloe vera contains Mucilaginous polysaccharides  and it is the pure sticky aloe gel that removes dead skin cells and enhances regeneration of new cells. This is the reason why aloe vera is great for lightening the pigmentation. It provides a luminous glow to skin and controls signs of aging.

6. Potato

Potato is a great bleaching agent and is widely used by women all over the world for reducing pigmentation. Take a potato and grind it well. Take a cotton cloth and strain the potato juice out of it. Add half slice of lemon juice into it and mix both well. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and with the help of cotton ball; apply the mixture all over your face.Leave it on for 25 minutes then wash it off.

7. Milk

Milk is a great source of vitamins like A, and B3. They help in giving a healthy glow to skin and reducing pigmentation cells up to great extent.  Take milk powder and add half slice of lemon juice and pinch of turmeric into it. Apply the mixture on face evenly and leave it on for half an hour. Wash it off with normal water.Use this mixture thrice a week for effective results.

8. Tomato

 Tomato is rich in lycopene and it is a powerful antioxidant that gives many skin benefits including reduction of pigmentation. It helps in fading away dark spots with regular usage. Take 1 tbsp. of tomato puree and add half tbsp of turmeric into it. Wash off the mixture after applying and leaving for 15 minutes.

9. Gram flour

Gram flour is a very common ingredient in India. Also known as besan, gram flour has properties of reducing dark spots. It removes the toxins deeply from skin and gives a natural and healthy glow. Take 1 tbsp.full of gram flour and add 1 tbsp. of curd and one 1 pinch of turmeric into it. Apply this on your face for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water. It won’t take you long to see the effective results.

10. Rice

 Rice is natural anti-aging ingredient which is commonly used for skincare in Asia. It has skin lightening properties that make it eligible for reducing pigmentation. It gives brightness to dull face.  Take 1 tbsp. full of rice powder and add half tbsp. of milk powder into it. Mix both well and make paste out of it with help of curd. Apply the mixture well and leave it on for half an hour.Gently wash it off.

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