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How to Get Rid of Skin Discoloration

Rujuta Borkar
Skin discoloration is such a useless thing. Not only does it make one feel conscious, but is something that you want to get rid of as soon as possible. So guess what, that's what we shall be telling you about in the following article and helping you deal with this problem.
Skin discoloration? Don't you just hate it? It's like everything is going fine with the skin and then suddenly there's that patch of skin of a different color. Then no matter what you do, you keep imagining how everyone is only looking at that spot and that gets you all conscious about it.
Of course, it's an irritating ordeal. There are many causes and symptoms of discolored skin - many medical reasons like acne or pigmentation problems, skin disorders and more, so do we just relegate ourselves to dealing with the anguish and embarrassment that comes with it?
Or do we do something about it? Of course, we do something about it. But how does one get rid of skin discoloration? We are telling in the following paragraphs and you are of course, reading. Let's go then.

Getting Rid of Skin Discoloration Naturally

We've already established the fact that skin discoloration will lead to much misery and grief. Here are some of the ways to get rid of skin discoloration and if not promise the flawless skin, at least have the spots fade so that it does not lead to discomfort and embarrassment.

Lemon Juice

Did you know that lemon juice is one of the most natural bleaching agents that you'll find? And it's extremely simple to use as well. All you do is cut a lemon in 4 equal parts and then use one part of the lemon to gently rub over the darkened spots. Make sure that the juice comes out well enough.
Please make absolutely sure that there is no broken skin or cuts or it will obviously sting...bad. Rub the lemon over the spots and let it stay overnight. Wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning. Do this every night for 3-4 weeks. You'll notice that the skin is regaining its original color.
What if the lemon juice stings though? Dilute it and then use. Cut the lemon and squeeze a piece in 1 tbs of water, then dip a cotton ball in the liquid and use over the spots following the same routine.

Aloe Vera Gel

Maybe you've heard about the miracle cures that this provides for? Then add skin discoloration as one of them. The best thing about aloe vera gel is that it is an effective cure when consumed internally as well as used externally. Cut a part of the leaf from a plant and then collect the fresh juice from it.
Then apply as is onto the darkened skin. Leave it overnight and wash it off in the morning. Help the condition even further by mixing it with water and consuming the liquid once a day. This will cleanse the system and help improve blood circulation thereby leading to a clearer complexion sans the marks.

Chickpea and Turmeric

This is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of skin discoloration that comes about from acne. In India, this mixture is used to bathe newborns because of the many medicinal properties that it lends for. All you do is take enough chickpea flour and mix about a tsp of turmeric powder and about 2 tsp of milk cream in it.
Then pour some milk or water in the mixture to make it into a paste. Apply this mixture over the spots and let it harden. Then wash it off with water and pat dry. You could also have a bath by using this mixture instead of soap.
The turmeric gets rid of the discoloration, the milk and cream help to soften the skin and the chickpea flour helps to get rid of unwanted hair and acts as a great scrub, getting rid of the grime and dust. Handy little recipe, isn't it?

Potato Paste

Potato (especially the potato skin) is a great solution that can be used for lightening the skin. It contains several natural skin bleaching substances that work their way into the skin and reduce the harmful effects of melanin on the skin. All you do is use a potato with its peel and then mix it in the blender to make a paste. Use this paste over the affected spots every night and wash off in the morning.

Almond and Honey

Two of the most natural ingredients that help with getting rid of skin discoloration. Put 2-3 raw almonds in a blender and add 1-2 tsp of honey. Blend till it becomes a thick paste. Then use the paste over the affected area and let it stay for 30 minutes. Then scrub in circular motion and wash off. Do this every day.

Orange Peels

Have you felt the tangy pungent taste and smell of the liquid that comes screaming out of an orange peel when you squeeze it? That's because it is infused with natural acids and these acids (lucky for us) help with correcting the discoloration of the skin and making it lighter. What we do is take some dry orange peels (2 cups) and make it into powder. Then add a cup of milk into this powder and mix well. Use this mixture on the discolored spots and let it dry for 30 minutes. Wash with cold water.
There you have it, some of the best treatment forms that you can look into, use those that suit you and voila! Clear, (near perfect) flawless skin. That's what you wanted, right?