Irregular pigmentation can be seen when the skin becomes discolored or blotchy. Pigmentation problems will cause the skin to appear lighter or darker than normal, as a result of an overproduction or underproduction of melatonin. These changes in skin pigmentation can be caused by drug reactions, medications, hormonal changes, autoimmune conditions or genetic inheritance. Hormonal changes such as pregnancy can result in changes in skin pigmentation. This is common in white women and women with fairer skin and blond hair. And can show as blotchiness in skin color on the forehead, cheeks, bridge of the nose and upper lip area of the face as well as the neck area. If women are pregnant and need relief from this pigmentation condition, it can be useful to try natural remedies before investing in painful and potentially harmful treatments such as laser therapy. Age spots or lentigines refer to the brownish spots that appear over time on the face and body as a result of sun exposure. Freckles or ephiledes are small flat brown marks that occur on sun exposed areas. Pigmentation problems that cannot be treated by ending the cause of the occurrence can still be improved.
You can use a range of home remedies to improve pigmentation problems, and one of the best remedies that you will find is lemon juice. Lemon is a natural skin lightener, it boosts the immune system and it will detox your body to stimulate proper function. Lemon juice can be used to lighten freckles over time. Squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon. Dab the juice onto freckles or dark patches of skin. Leave on your skin until it is dry and then wash off with water. The high acidic content of lemon juice will exfoliate the skin, increase cell turnover and fade freckles over time. Lemon products can work as a face mask to lighten the skin. Squeeze the juice from a lemon, mix it with cucumber juice and apply it to your skin. Leave it on the skin for twenty minutes then wash off. Lemon juice is also a great way to boost your immune system, which will assist in skin rejuvenation and help to overcome pigmentation problems. Drinking a glass of lemon juice daily can help build a strong immune system to keep you healthier and remove toxins from the body, resulting in healthier skin.
If you are suffering from jaundice or decreased liver functioning, you may experience pigmentation in the form of yellow skin all over your body. Lemon juice is an excellent liver stimulant that can aid in the treatment of liver problems. This detoxification property in lemon juice will result in a reduction of the skin’s yellow coloration as the toxins are flushed from the body.