Many of us are obsessed with healthy and beautiful skin, and rightfully so. It is almost like the visual side of your résumé as beauty could take you places. Just ask Lori Harvey.
Of course, we know you wouldn’t spare a grain of effort in evening your skin tone and eliminating those dark spots that have invaded your beautiful skin.
These darker patches are most due to hyperpigmentation. But what really is this condition?
Basically, your pigmentation is your skin color. The sad “hyper” prefix comes in when your skin produces more melanin than normal. Consequently, your skin tone becomes uneven, with some areas appearing darker than their surrounding.
Hyperpigmentation can come in the form of Melasma (hormonally triggered), sunspots, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (where the skin is inflamed).
No doubt, hyperpigmentation can distort your looks, and this can be disheartening, do doubt. But you wouldn’t need to mortgage your home to afford treatment for hyperpigmentation.
In this piece, we will explore readily available home remedies to relieve you of this nightmare.
Cheap and accessible, apple cider vinegar is a reliable source of acetic acid, which lightens pigmentation. Apple cider vinegar is obtained from apples by fermentation.
Being a liquid, apple cider vinegar is topically applied. So here is the deal. This substance has an acidic pH with the potential of balancing the external skin layer’s pH.
More than that, the acetic acid contained in vinegar boasts keratolytic and antibacterial properties. Apple cider vinegar’s exfoliative property has a lot to do with its malic acid content.