Dark spots are a common challenge within skincare. Many of us have experienced imperfections in our complexion that seem to come from nowhere but never quite disappear.
The scientific term is called hyperpigmentation. It happens for many reasons, but the treatment is simple with a little patience and consistency.
I’ll explain a little about the causes and a lot about how to treat it.
What is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is when patches of skin become darker than the skin around it. This happens when excess melanin--the pigment that gives your skin its color--forms deposits in the skin. Hyperpigmentation is more common for people of color because of the amount of melanin in their skin.
Main causes of hyperpigmentation
- Sun damage
- Skin inflammation
Turmeric for healing hyperpigmentation
Turmeric has been a natural remedy for hyperpigmentation for centuries, dating back nearly 4000 years.
It’s a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which can also help prevent the breakouts that can cause discoloration and scarring.
It’s mild enough for everyday use in soaps, scrubs, and as a face mask when combined with honey and lemon juice, for example.
How to treat hyperpigmentation naturally
Herb’N Eden’s line of turmeric-based products and others with similar properties make the perfect routine for treating hyperpigmentation.
Tea tree and turmeric soap
Start with a cleanser to use twice daily. This helps to remove the dirt and grime that piles up on your face throughout the day.
Tea tree and lavender oil
Next, you’ll need an oil moisturizer to replenish the skin. Our tea tree and lavender oil has the properties needed for hyperpigmentation so you get those benefits as you moisturize.
Turmeric powder for face masks
Make a turmeric face mask once a week with any or all of these ingredients:
- lemon juice
- aloe vera juice
- alkaline water
Combine until the mixture becomes a paste and then apply to your face. Let the mask sit for at least 10 minutes but no more than 30. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Tea tree and turmeric face scrub
I highly recommend exfoliating in your skincare regimen because it removes dead skin cells, which can cause breakouts, and increases the blood flow under our skin to rejuvenate our skin tone. I recommend you exfoliate every other day.
Read on for our advice for building a skin regimen with natural products.