The skin is the largest organ in the body. It completes different functions like protecting us from external physical, chemical, or thermal aggressors, helping the body synthesize vitamin D, and regulating temperature.
Melanin is a pigment present in the skin responsible for its color. The more melanin, the more pigmented the skin is. Excessive melanin production in the skin can be responsible for serious conditions like melanoma, or other less serious issues like pigmentation problems.
What is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation refers to the excessive production of melanin in certain areas as a response to external aggressors like friction, sun exposure, or acne scars. It can also be caused by hormonal imbalances.
What is melasma?
Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation that usually occurs in the face or other sun-exposed skin areas. Women frequently experience it, especially during or after pregnancy.
What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin disease in which some skin patches become less pigmented than others. Vitiligo is different from hyperpigmentation issues because it’s not caused by external factors, but rather internal ones, and because it can’t be fixed with topical solutions.
What are the best natural cures for pigmentation disorders?
To balance the pigmentation in different areas of the skin, many natural ingredients can be used. First, natural acids present in lemon juice or yogurt are great exfoliants and can improve the overall appearance of the skin.
Turmeric, also known as Curcuma, has been used in the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years to make women’s skin more radiant and glowy. Last but not least, rice flour is another popular ingredient widely used in eastern Asia to improve the texture and appearance of women’s skin.
For vitiligo, no topical product can indeed cure the condition, but using natural ingredients can help improve the appearance of the skin making it more harmonious-looking.
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