6 Natural Remedies for Hyperpigmentation

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Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition in which patches of skin get darker than the usual tone of the skin due to the excessive production of melanin. Even this condition surfaces when you are under certain types of medications or during pregnancy when the hormone level undergoes changes. Prolonged exposure to the sun can also result in hyperpigmentation. 

Hyperpigmentation is a serious cosmetic concern for many, and they can opt for different natural remedies to lighten the dark patches. 

Effective Natural Remedies for Reducing Hyperpigmentation

Here are some of the highlighting natural remedies for hyperpigmentation treatment –

1. Aloe Vera Gel

The presence of aloin and aloesin in aloe vera gel makes it an excellent depigmenting agent. It has the potential to lighten the highly pigmented skin. Aloe vera can expedite the new cell generation process, thereby replacing the hyper-pigmented ones. There are around 75 nutritional components in aloe vera which makes it ideal for healing multiple skin conditions. Smear and massage aloe vera gel on your face, leave it overnight, and wash it the next morning. Follow this daily to see the result.

2. Rice Water

Rice water has a skin-lightening effect; hence it is a helpful remedy for reducing hyperpigmentation and tan and brightening skin complexion. You can massage the rice water directly on your face, then clean it with water or use it as a toner. Most notably, rice water can inhibit tyrosine activity in skin cells which causes skin discoloration. This helps in regulating the production of melanin. Even it proves effective in reducing hyperpigmentation that has been caused by sun damage.

3. Green Tea Extract

Using green tea extract is also among the best hyperpigmentation remedies. It removes free radicals from the body, which causes hyperpigmentation. It comes with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which help treat uneven skin complexion and hyperpigmentation. Green tea is loaded with catechins, polyphenols, vitamins, etc., which contribute to maintaining radiant skin tone. Put a green tea bag in boiling water, take it out, and cool it down. Later rub it on the hyperpigmented areas.

4. Turmeric

Using turmeric is one of the most relied-upon home remedies for hyperpigmentation. Turmeric contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties that effectively treat skin issues like hyperpigmentation, skin aging, dark circles, etc. Any turmeric-infused product helps to reduce blemishes and provides an even tone to the areas that have become hyper-pigmented. Take a small amount of turmeric and mix it with yogurt and honey and make a paste. Apply the paste on your face, leave it for some minutes, and wash it off.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which works as a natural bleaching agent. It is considered to be the fastest-acting home remedy for treating hyperpigmentation. The acidic property in it helps in removing spots and marks. Take half a spoon of apple cider vinegar and one spoonful of honey. Apply the mixture to the areas which are hyper-pigmented. You can also apply this on your face as a toner and also as a spot treatment.

6. Red Lentils (Masoor Dal)

Masoor dal face pack is very popular for treating hyperpigmentation. Masoor dal or red lentils are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that help to lighten hyperpigmentation and scars. It works as a fantastic bleaching agent. Being a natural exfoliant, it also helps remove impurities and dirt from the skin. To get visible results, soak masoor dal overnight and then make a fine paste of it. Apply it over pigmented areas evenly and then wash it off with water.


Hyperpigmentation is a prevailing condition in many, and there is nothing to be worried about. Rather, you can use some of the natural remedies suggested to reduce this effect without any hiccups and side effects of chemical products. 

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