pigment-works

anonymous asked:

so i've seen questions about hyperpigmentation but I haven't seen anything on natural ways to treat it, any advice?

vitamin e- either using vitamin e oil directly on the spots with hyper pigmentation or taking vitamin e capsules regularly will help to get rid of hyper pigmentation
anything with lightening properties- lemon, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, etc. come to mind. mixing turmeric with a small amount of water to make a paste will work well as a spot treatment for hyper pigmentation. putting apple cider vinegar or lemon juice directly on will also work. however, make sure you’re careful with putting citrus on your face and make sure you do not leave the house/go into natural light with lemon juice on your face or it will bleach your skin.
aloe Vera- aloe will work to turn over and regenerate the cells which will calm the excessive melanin production causing hyper pigmentation. it also works as a natural exfoliant.
any other natural exfoliant- exfoliant, like aloe Vera will help with cell turn over and calming the excessive production. your best bet for an exfoliant is a chemical exfoliant (scrubs are usually very rough on the skin). i recommend Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

- Sarah