Natural Treatments for Melasma or Dark Spots

Melasma are dark spots that form on the skin in response to solar radiation. Caused by an excess of melanin in the skin, this is a common skin disorder and can affect anyone, although young women with light or olive complexions are most often affected. This article will examine the causes of melisma and the various natural treatments that can be effective in treating the problem.

Melasma is often related to hormone imbalances in the skin. Oestrogen and progesterone imbalances can cause the condition, which is why pregnant women are particularly susceptible to developing dark spots on the skin.

Birth control pills also raise the risk of developing melasma and women on hormone replacement therapy or other hormones also have an elevated risk. Melanin is the substance in the skin that gives the appearance of a tan in fair skins and the over-production or uneven distribution of melanin produces these dark spots.

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Natural remedies for melasma

It is possible to create your own homemade treatment for dark skin spots, which will help to reduce the appearance of the dark areas and even eliminate it altogether. Some effective ingredients to buy that can be used to make natural remedies include bananas, aubergine, eggs, black balsam, honey, lemons, onions, vinegar, powdered milk and hydrogen peroxide. Here are the recipes to try as methods of reducing melasma.

Banana mask

Mash one banana and rub the mixture onto your face. Leave the banana on your face like a face mask for at least 15 minutes and rinse off. Repeat the procedure four times per week to see a reduction in dark spots. This is also an excellent skin moisturiser.


Onion and vinegar

Mix together a crushed onion and a teaspoon of vinegar. Apply the mixture to your dark areas and leave it on the skin for 15 minutes. This concoction can cause tingles on the skin due to the acid in the vinegar, so if there is any discomfort remove it immediately.