Melanin is the natural pigment present in the skin which lends it color.
Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition in which a few areas of the skin start appearing darker than the other surrounding parts. Darkening happens due to the overproduction of melanin in the body. By adopting healthy lifestyle changes and using ayurvedic products you can reduce hyperpigmentation.
Here we take a look at a few effective ways to reduce hyperpigmentation:
- Maintain healthy hormonal balance in the body: As mentioned, darkening of the skin happens due to melanin. Overproduction of melanin can be affected due to an imbalance in hormones. The imbalance of hormones can be caused due to pregnancy, PCOS, PCOD and many other medical conditions. In this case, it is advised to consult a doctor. Women suffering from hormonal imbalance can benefit from doing yoga. Deep breathing is beneficial for stimulating the endocrine system and at the same time, it helps to reduce stress.
- Drink enough water: It is advisable to drink at least 3-5 liters of water daily. This helps in detoxifying the internal body. But be careful with the water you drink. In some areas of India, Arsenic content in the water is quite high which is a major reason for hyperpigmentation in the Indian population. So, always drink properly treated water.
- Healthy diet: A healthy diet not only keeps you physically fit but also helps in keeping your skin flawless. A healthy diet should include fresh fruit and vegetables. A diet rich in vitamin C and flavonoids can help in the reduction of hyperpigmentation. Fruits and vegetables that can be included in the diet are papayas, avocados, oranges, grapes, cherries, carrots, broccoli and bell peppers.
- Intake of protein: Pigmentation can be due to improper intake of macronutrients. Protein is required by the body for skin regeneration and for old cell replacement by new cells. For newer skin cell growth protein is a key factor. To add more protein to your diet you can add food items such as milk, yogurt, cheese and nuts.
- Better sleep: An adult needs at least 7-8 hours of sleep. Good sleep not only keeps you active but also keeps you refreshed throughout your day. According to a study, there is a link between not inadequate sleep and hyperpigmentation.
- Use ayurvedic products for hyperpigmentation: Unlike chemical-laden products, ayurvedic products for hyperpigmentation are gentle on the skin. Our Kesar Kumari gel is useful in hyperpigmentation. Our ayurvedic medicine for pigmentation on the face improves uneven skin tone and is effective for hyperpigmentation. Its main ingredient is kesar (saffron) which is considered highly beneficial for the skin.