Whether you are young or old, a man or a woman, everybody wants to have a healthy good looking skin and a fresh appearance. Uneven skin tan may be the result of various effects, infections or illnesses. Often a times, the cause of uneven skin tone is a condition called hyper-pigmentation, which is actually overproduction of melanin.
Melanin pigment is responsible for the color of the hair and skin and, moreover, has a protective effect on the skin from harmful ultraviolet (radiation) rays of the sun. When melanin is produced in normal amounts, this usually reflects well on the body and the appearance, but when overproduction occurs, the skin is unevenly colored and dark spots and unevenness occur. The reasons for the increased production of melanin may be various, such as too much sun exposure, hormonal changes or impaired skin integrity.
There are numerous skin care products designed to even the complexion and improve the skin tone but they are often expensive and sometimes ineffective or unsuitable for the more sensitive skin. This article aims to help all those who have uneven skin tone and want to try simple, cheap and proven recipes.
Natural Home Remedies
- Baking Soda:
Baking soda is one of the most versatile inventions. You can fix almost everything with a dash of baking soda. Some women eve use baking soda as part of their daily beauty regimen. For uneven skin tone, all you need is a teaspoon of baking soda. Add a bit of water to form a paste. Using the tip of your fingers, apply it directly on your face. Leave the paste for about three minutes. For normal skin, this can be done twice a day. If your skin is sensitive, try to limit the application to once a day.
Since baking soda is a natural exfoliator, it evens out skin tone. This mask also helps get rid of dead skin skills so you can have revitalized skin with a youthful glow.
- Orange and turmeric scrub:
Oranges and turmeric are effective for uneven complexion. This powerful combination of potent natural products can help you achieve even skin tone. Oranges are rich in vitamin C to keep your body healthy; however, consuming this fruit is not the only way to enjoy its nutrients. Your skin can also use a good dose of orange juice to even out your complexion. Turmeric, on the other hand, has been getting a reputation as the miracle powder. Made from red ginger, turmeric is an herbal remedy for many illnesses. How to use: you would need to prepare the paste; you need to squeeze out the natural juice from the orange. The ideal mixture is two teaspoons of orange juice and a pinch of turmeric. After making a paste, apply it on the problem area and leave it on overnight. Wash it off like you normally do when you get up in the morning.
- Lemon juice:
This is a very easy remedy for evening out your skin. Lemon juice has skin lightening properties which will help in the fading of pigmentation on your skin. If you have acne, make sure that you do not this remedy as lemon juice will sting quite badly. Also, make sure that you do not go out into the sun with lemon juice on your face as it makes your skin more sensitive and prone to burning. All you need to do is cut a lemon in half and extract it juice. After cleaning your face and removing makeup, apply this pure lemon juice all over your face. Wash off after 10 minutes.
- Drink Water:
There is really nothing better you can do for beautiful looking skin than drink a lot of water. Your skin is made up of nearly seventy five percent of water, so drinking enough of water daily only makes sense if you want beautiful skin. Water cleans the skin from the inside out and will help dramatically to improve your skin tone. Do yourself a favor and make water your primary drink. Forgo the sugary drinks and other soda, and make it a point to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. If you don’t like the taste of water (many people actually don’t do this) try adding some freshly squeezed lemon or cucumber slices to freshen things up a bit. Not only will this improve the taste of your water, but will offer extra help with the appearance of your skin and its health.
- Sugar scrub:
A good old-fashioned sugar scrub is one of the sweetest ways to balance out uneven skin tone. Sugar is a natural exfoliator and will leave the skin looking smooth and supple. It will work amazingly to scrub away dead and scaly, flaky skin to reveal a complexion that is beautiful and radiant. Making your own sugar scrub is easy and may become your new go-to in keeping your skin tone even and gorgeous. To make your own sugar scrub to attain a beautiful, even skin tone, take about a quarter cup raw granulated sugar and mix with a bit of water until it forms a bit of a paste. Then, add a bit of either coconut or olive oil and mix well. Rub this scrub onto your face, and other effected areas, and massage gently into your skin with a bit of warm water. Rinse and dry with a clean towel, to reveal skin that glows.
- Tomato pulp:
Tomato is really, really amazing for skin. Some of the benefits of tomato for your skin include balancing your pH, tightening pores, treating sunburns, and reducing irritation, coursing the evening out your skin tone. Tomatoes are full of antioxidants and have long been known for their health-promoting benefits. Aside from ample amounts of vitamins A and C, tomatoes contain lycopene, which is something that helps fight free radicals in the body. This means when used on your skin, the tomato will make you look gorgeous by reducing oil and evening out skin tone. There are a few ways to use tomato for glowing skin, each with its own helpful properties.
Using tomato juice will help lighten up your skin tone. Whether you’ve been out in the sun or your skin is flaky and uneven, tomato juice is your to go home remedy, using tomato juice regularly on your face will transform a dull complexion and leave you with a beautiful, youthful appearance. Rub the tomato around on the face letting the pulp and juices penetrate the skin. Leave these juices on your face for about fifteen minutes and rinse off when it is dry.