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Clear spotless skin is really a priceless possession and those who have it must try their level best to maintain it. But in the recent times one complaint that we get to hear from most beauty conscious ladies is that they are suffering from the problem of skin darkening and obviously most of them are desperate to get rid of it. Darkening of skin should not be mixed up with the simple tanning or dullness of skin. Darkening of skin is a condition that crops up when the melanin pigment in your skin, a dark colored pigment suddenly starts increasing.
The medical term for this condition is ‘Hyper pigmentation’. Someone suffering from skin darkening will start getting ugly dark patches all over the face such as forehead, chin, cheeks, nose etc and even elsewhere in the body. This can be quite an embarrassing problem lowering a person’s self esteem terribly.
The major causes of skin darkening as pointed out by researchers are Addison’s disease, Pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, birth control pills and hormonal replacement therapy post menopause.
If you are facing the symptoms of skin darkening you must immediately see your dermatologist, but at the same time you can follow some easy beauty tips to avoid the triggers and abate the symptoms.
Here are some beauty tips that worked amazingly in my case:
Beauty Tips to Prevent Skin Darkening:
1. Sun Protection
Sun exposure is the biggest trigger for skin darkening. So wearing an appropriate sun block lotion is a must when you are going out under direct sunlight. Always pick one that comes with at least SPF 30 and has zinc oxide as one of its ingredients. That will give you maximum protection against UV radiation. Using sunglasses, umbrellas or big hats could also be useful. These days you also get special kind of UV Shirts that can save your skin from sun damage and sun triggered skin darkening.
2. No Perfumed Cosmetics
Try not to use perfumed cosmetic products on your skin. That is another trigger for skin darkening.
3. Glutathione Lightening Soap
Switch to a glutathione bathing bar which you get to buy at many beauty stores these days. The special enzyme in the bar is known for its skin whitening action.
4. Azelaic Acid Talc
You can opt for talcum powders, creams containing azelaic acid. These products will help to control the problem of skin darkening.
5. Berry Treatment
Apply the pulp of bearberries, mulberries or strawberries on your skin. The compounds, acids and enzymes in these berries can lower the rate of melanin production and control hyper pigmentation or skin darkening.
6. Whitening Milk Bath
Taking a milk bath once in a week can help too. Milk has natural lactic acid which can whiten your dark skin naturally making it exceptionally smooth and soft as well.
7. Aloe Vera
Wash your face with a mild cleanser and cool water thrice daily, gently massage while washing, and post cleansing you can apply an Aloe Vera based cream or gel. That too inhibits the excessive production of the melanin pigment
So these are some beauty tips that can help you battle against skin darkening. Follow them and make your skin glow! :)
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