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Home Remedies For Pigmentation

Updated on October 30, 2014

Home Remedies For Pigmentation - Natures Answers

Looking for a chemical free solution for fading those dark patches of skin?

Here are some of the best home remedies for pigmentation and dark spot removal.

For every ailment there is a natural remedy.

Nature has the answers for removing that stubborn pigmentation.

Natures Remedies For Pigmentation

In the modern world of laser treatments, chemical peels and microdermabrasion, the simple, but very effective home remedies for pigmentation, are often over looked.

Here is a compilation of some of natures best remedies for fading darker pigmentation on the skin.


Lemon is one of natures finest anti-bacterial agents.

It can be used for a great many home remedies, both for the skin, and around the home.

The citrus properties of the lemon are excellent for killing germs and cleaning, lemon also contains an effective bleaching agent.

This bleaching agent is traditionally used for dying hair, but can also be used as a remedy for pigmentation.

To treat darker patches of skin, cut a fresh slice of lemon and dab sparingly on the affected area.

Don't overdo it, too much can irritate the skin.


Flick through any beauty magazine and you will find an image of someone with slices of cucumber over the eyes.

There is a very good reason for this - cucumber contains ingredients that are very beneficial to the body, both internally and externally.

Traditionally, cucumber has been used as a tried and tested way of reducing dark circles and swelling around the eyes, but can also be used as a home remedy for pigmentation.

Apply a slice / slices to the affected areas and leave on for 30 minutes.

(Also on this page: Face Masks For Pigmentation )

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is probably natures best known remedy for any kind of skin problem.

The ingredients contained in this "miracle" plant will aid in healing almost any skin complaint.

If you suffer from skin pigmentation problems, use aloe vera often and liberally as part of your daily skin care routine.

Aloe vera is widely available, usually in a gel form, and it's always worth paying that little extra for the purest you can find.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E should be an essential part of your plan to reduce pigmentation.

While most people know that vitamin E is good for the skin, few could tell you why.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that neutralizes the effects of harmful molecules, repairs and protects the skin.

The body cannot produce Vitamin E on its own, so make sure you have enough of it in your diet, either by eating foods that are a rich source of Vitamin E, or by taking regular supplements.


Turmeric is extremely under rated as a remedy for pigmentation, it is known to be up to 8 times stronger than Vitamin E, and stronger than Vitamin C.

Turmeric has been used for its health benefits by the peoples of India and China for thousands of years.

This spice will regenerate your skin and maintain its elasticity, as well as promoting a stronger immune system.

The turmeric spice powder that you can buy from the store isn't really what you're looking for, the best way to get turmeric into your system is to find a good quality supplement. Your local health store should have a good quality organic product.

Licorice Extract

A little known, but very powerful home remedy for pigmentation, licorice extract is a very effective skin lightener.

Licorice extract can be found in a few forms, as a supplement or in liquid form.

To apply licorice extract to the skin, dilute the liquid form by 1 part licorice extract to 7 parts water. Pour the solution onto a cloth compress and apply to the skin for 10 minutes.

Remember that licorice extract is very strong and it's worth diluting more at first to test for any skin reaction.

After the 10 minutes is up, apply a good quality skin lotion.


Almonds are well known for there beneficial effects on the skin. Many creams and lotions contain an extract of almond in some form or other.

To use almonds on darker pigmentation, de-shell a large handful and leave to soak in water overnight. Put the almonds and a little milk or cream in a food processor and blend to a smooth paste.

Apply the paste to the darker pigmentation and leave for 15 minutes.

(Also on this page: Face Masks For Pigmentation )


Potato juice has great skin lightening properties, and is often used to lighten dark circles under the eyes.

It can also be used as a home remedy for treating skin pigmentation.

Grate some potato into a thin muslin cloth.

Squeeze the juice out into a container, apply to the affected areas and leave to dry. Wash off after 15 minutes.


Avocados are rich in Vitamin C and oleic acid and rate highly on the list of home remedies for pigmentation.

The natural ingredients in the avocado will help rejuvenate and protect your skin.

Mash some avocado into a paste and apply to the skin, or alternatively, squeeze the juice directly onto the affected areas.

Kojic Acid

Kojic acid, despite its name, is a naturally occurring fungal compound found during the fermentation of rice (to produce the Japanese wine - sake).

It was only recently discovered in 1989, and has been used in many creams and applications due to excellent results in lightening skin pigmentation.

Kojic acid is available in liquid form and in various soaps, and is is considered a great remedy for pigmentation.

Face Masks For Pigmentation

Natural Face Masks

# Almond And Honey Face Mask

Blend these ingredients:

1 x tablespoon of almond powder

1 x teaspoon of honey

1 x teaspoon of lemon.

A good quality organic honey will work best.

Apply the face pack for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

# Cucumber And Mint Face Mask

You will need:

6 x leaves of fresh mint

1 x half cucumber

1 x egg

Crush 6 leafs of fresh mint.

Peel and de-seed the cucumber.

Combine the mint leaves with the cucumber to make a paste.

Separate the white of 1 egg and beat till frothy.

Add the egg white to the cucumber paste.

Apply the face mask for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Diet Remedies For Pigmentation

What You Eat Can Help

As well as the home remedies for pigmentation, you can definitely improve the appearance of your skin with a healthy diet.

Eating a balanced nutritious diet and armed with natures best remedies for pigmentation, will soon have your skin looking glowing and even.

Consider adding these foods (or more of) to your daily diet, to aid in reducing those darker patches of skin.

Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Mangoes, Cheese, Almonds, Olive Oil, Eggs, Avocados, Blue Berries.

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      Dr. R. Vasudevan, 

      22 months ago

      I found this article more informative. I will put them in practice to remove my face pigments and communicate the result, say 12 to 16 weeks .

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      5 years ago

      i have pigmentation for 7years is it possible to cure this home remedies coz i really don't have money to make laser for my pigmentation..since i read this remedies i will try to start it by myself but im really scared maybe it will become more..:(

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      5 years ago

      I found this article to be very informative. Some of the information, I was familiar with but i did note some new things that I will integrate in my beauty regimen to keep my face even. I will definitely be trying out some of the recipes for the face. Healthy skin is always the best look!

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      6 years ago

      Thank you for the awesome lens! Very informative I loved it

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      6 years ago

      What a great lens! I love all natural remedies :)

    • rickib1000 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @srsddn lm: I agree, the natural approach does work, and thanks for stopping by.

    • rickib1000 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Linda Pogue: Thanks for stopping by.. :)

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      Linda Pogue 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      The information on this page is helpful. I think you covered all I had heard of and more, too.

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      srsddn lm 

      6 years ago

      I have seen people producing better results with home remedies and this lens really summarises some of those remedies.


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