What Can I Use For Facial Discoloration?

Facial skin is an important part of your looks and therefore facial skin discoloration is an issue that should be seriously looked into. Facial skin discolorations can happen due to several reasons – improper lifestyle, faulty diet, wrong choice of skin care products, overexposure to sunlight, effect of pollution, and ageing. It is better to understand the exact cause of skin discoloration before starting off with a treatment. If you do not seem to find an obvious reason, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis done.

Meanwhile, you can try out the following home remedies for skin discoloration.

  • Make a mixture of honey, milk cream, lemon juice and almond oil. Apply this mixture on your face to get an even skin tone.
  • Make a mixture of gram flour, turmeric powder, lemon juice, and milk cream. Apply this paste on your face and leave until it dries up naturally. Once dried, wash your face with clean water.
  • Take powdered dry orange peels and mix it with milk or yogurt to make a thick paste. This paste works as an excellent scrub and helps remove the dead cells from the skin. Apply this paste on your face and leave it to dry naturally. After the paste has tried up, remove the flakes and wash your face with water.
  • Another good scrub can be made by grinding soaked almond and making it into a paste. Mix this paste with honey and apply on the face. Let the paste dry up naturally and then wash off with clean water.
  • Use a fruit and vegetable mask on your face to reduce discoloration. Strawberries, apricots, and cucumbers can be mixed into pulp and applied on your face as a mask.
  • Freshly cut slices of vegetables (like, tomato, cucumber, and potato) can be rubbed on the face to help lighten skin blemishes and other spots.
  • Exfoliation is also a good method to scrub away the dead cells from the skin surface and give the skin an even complexion. Mix finely ground oatmeal, sugar, nutmeg, and olive oil. Wet your face and then apply this mixture on your face. Gently rub your skin in circular motion for about 10-15 minutes and then wash off your face with water.

Finally, you should also pay some attention to your diet and lifestyle. Eat healthy and nutritious food, take proper rest, and avoid stressful lifestyle. You should also drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush out the toxins effectively and keep your skin properly hydrated.

answered by G M

The production of melanin in the body causes skin to appear darker. Fairer skin has a lower production of melanin. Sometimes the melanin deposits cause uneven patches in the skin. Sun tan, age or pollution also cause discoloration of your facial skin. Cosmetic remedies like bleach are an option but you should get it done professionally, before you attempt using it by yourself.

There are various home made face-packs that will help with the discoloration and give you a more even skin tone. You may want to try a patch test of these packs first on your arm to avoid any unpleasant reactions.

  • Dry orange peels and then grind to a powder and mix them with raw milk. Apply this paste on your face every day and rinse off with lukewarm water once it is dry to touch.
  • Make a paste of sandalwood powder, tomato juice, cucumber juice, apply on the skin and wash it off once it is dry.
  • Make a mixture of 2 spoonfuls of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric, a few drops of lemon juice and a few drops of milk cream. Apply this to your face and wash off once it is dry.
  • Make a paste of peeled almonds which have been soaked over night and honey. Apply on your face and scrub off once it is dry.
  • Potatoes have bleaching agents in them which help with discoloration. Apply its juice everyday on your face to reduce blemishes and pigmentation.

Exfoliation is also a viable option. It is the process of scrubbing away the dead skin to reveal healthy clearer skin underneath. Combine 2 tablespoons each of finely ground oatmeal, granulated sugar and brown sugar, with a pinch of nutmeg, ½ cup almond oil and mix well. Wet your face before you apply it to your face. Rub gently in circular motions. Rinse off well and then pat dry with a face towel.

answered by G M

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