Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that occurs when excess melanin accumulates in the skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to your skin. Although it is not usually a harmful condition, uneven skin tone can look unsightly and your look dents your confidence.

While many products available in the market for skin lightening have a chemical base, aloe vera is the only natural substance that can help in treating hyperpigmentation without any side effects. Dark spots on the skin can have various causes, including exposure to the harmful rays of the sun, pregnancy, medications (such as chemotherapy drugs), acne, hormonal disorders, pollutants, and more.

Let’s know how aloe vera benefits the body?

Aloe vera was recognized by the FDA in 1959 as an over-the-counter medication for skin irritations.
Pure aloe vera juice can reduce the build-up of tartar and plaque on the teeth when used as a mouthwash.
Aloe vera when applied to the affected area has been shown to accelerate the healing of canker sores and reduce the pain caused by canker sores.
Aloe vera contains aloin, which is a well-known laxative and helps ease constipation when taken in moderation.
Aloe vera juice is rich in nutrients and provides benefits for the skin, such as clear skin, reducing eczema and psoriasis.

what is research

Studies have shown that aloe vera slows down the aging of the skin. It helps reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity by increasing collagen production. Aloe vera gel has been shown to reduce skin redness due to polysaccharides that help reduce inflammation.

Aloe vera is beneficial for hyper pigmentation. Image: Shutterstock

Aloe vera is used in many hair products because it helps with hair loss, and rubbing aloe vera on the affected area can help regrow hair.
Many moisturizers, lotions, facial washes and soaps use aloe vera due to the moisturizing and healing properties of aloe vera. Due to its antibacterial properties, it helps to prevent acne, remove dirt and oil from the skin and work better to avoid scarring.
It is a great remedy to relieve the symptoms of sunburn and speed up the healing process.
Studies have shown that aloe vera can also help with hyperpigmentation.

How aloe vera helps with hyperpigmentation

Some studies suggest that chemicals in aloe vera gel specifically: aloin and allosin break down excess melanin cells and inhibit the formation of excess melanin.
This is a two step process. Specifically, aloin breaks down excess pigment deposits, and aloin prevents the skin from accumulating more melanin. The combination of these two effects leads to a lightening of the skin over time.

Aloe vera also helps in hydrating the skin as it is rich in water. It contains antioxidants like selenium, zinc and magnesium that help protect your skin from harsh chemicals, damage from sun exposure and pollution. In this way, aloe vera keeps the skin hydrated and strong as well as works for cell production and turnover.

Follow these ways to use aloe vera for hyperpigmentation

Although you can use aloe vera on its own, but there are many ways to enhance its effect.

1 aloe vera, lemon and honey

Mix one spoon of honey, half a lemon and two tablespoons of aloe vera gel well.
Apply the mixture on the skin

lemon har skin par kam kare ye zaruri nahi
Mixing lemon with aloe vera can be beneficial. Image: Shutterstock

After drying, wash thoroughly with water
Repeat once to twice a week for better results

2 aloe vera and lemon

Mix four tablespoons of aloe vera gel with the juice of 2 lemons
Wash skin thoroughly before applying
Spread a thin layer of the mixture on the skin
let dry for 15 minutes
Later wash it thoroughly with water
Repeat this process daily for optimum results

3 Aloe Vera and Vitamin E

Mix half a teaspoon of vitamin E with a teaspoon of aloe vera
Take the mixture and gently massage it on the skin
leave it on for 30 minutes
then wash thoroughly with water
Follow this process once a week for better results

4 aloe vera and shea butter

Mix one spoon aloe vera and one spoon shea butter well (you can also use one spoon olive oil instead of shea butter)
apply the mixture on the skin
leave for 15 minutes
wash thoroughly with water
Repeat this process two to three times a week for better results

keep in mind

Not everyone’s skin is different, so choose the one that works best for you. Sometimes it is also possible to be allergic to aloe vera or other ingredients mentioned. So be sure to do a patch test and if a rash develops or your skin gets irritated, stop using it.

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