Just like acne, pigmentation is a common skin problem that most people face at some or the other point in their life. Darkening of certain spots on the skin can be referred to as pigmentation.
While most pigmentation spots fade away on their own, the process is slow. Everyone wants clear, even and glowing skin, right? So, if you have pigmentation spots on your body, stop hiding them under long skirts and full-sleeved tops, and follow these tips instead.
- Wear sunscreen
- Apply aloe vera gel
- Don’t scratch your skin
- Consult a dermatologist for stubborn pigmentation
Before we tell you how to correct it, we will first tell you how to prevent it. Still limiting the application of sunscreen to your face? That’s the biggest mistake you’re making. Don’t neglect your hands, feet, lips, ears, neck and all other exposed parts of the body while applying sunscreen. Sun damage is one of the major causes of pigmentation and hence it’s necessary to apply sunscreen all year long. Wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF value of 30. We recommend the Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50, the non-greasy formula is perfect for daily use and protects the skin from the damaging rays of the sun.
Apply aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel has soothing, calming and healing properties that accelerate the skin renewal process and helps fade skin discolouration and spots. Apply fresh aloe vera gel all over the affected area and allow your skin to absorb it completely. You can also apply the Lakme 9 To 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel on your face, hands and legs before going to bed at night for best results.
Don’t scratch your skin
While you may have managed to keep your hands off your face, you might still be scratching your hands or legs. Even if you get a bug bite, apply something to calm the itching instead of rigorously scratching the area. Your nails are your skin’s worst enemy.
Consult a dermatologist for stubborn pigmentation
If your pigmentation does not seem to fade or keeps reappearing, it is best to consult an expert to determine the real cause. The dermatologist will be the best person to suggest a plan or recommend a suitable treatment.