Some people just have great skin, while the rest of us who lack that lucky predisposition, have to work hard for it.
Hyperpigmentation can happen very easily and very quickly and can take months to get rid of. That doesn’t mean that you have to spend tons of money to get an even complexion, you just need to know a few tricks.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Essentially, hyperpigmentation is leftover inflammation that forms after acne has started healing or if acne has been aggravated from picking. Eating a healthy dose of anti-inflammatory foods like fresh fruits and vegetables (can we say green juice?) and wild caught salmon, as well as leading a low-stress healthy lifestyle will greatly improve hyperpigmentation.
Fortunately for us, an expert in the preparations of recipes discovered one treatment which is really cheap to make and also, very effective. Anyone can prepare it at home, with cheap ingredients or maybe many of you already are having them in their kitchen.
Turmeric Face Mask
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It reduces the occurrence of blemishes and lightens pigmentation, which might sound counterintuitive considering turmeric stains pretty much everything. However, using a mask with a dash of turmeric powder 2-3 times per week will literally lift hyperpigmentation “stains” right off. This stuff is amazing!
To use, simply add 1 tsp of turmeric powder (preferably fresh) and mix with 1/4 cup raw honey, full fat yogurt, Aloe Vera gel, lemon juice or even fresh cucumber juice to make a mask that is easily spreadable and not too runny.
The mask should be a pretty vibrant orange color. Let the mask dry then rinse with warm water. If you use full-fat plain yogurt or honey, you can leave this mask on for as long as you like.
NOTE: Do not expose your skin to sunlight after this treatment!