Hyperpigmentation is the medical term of the condition that is widely known as darkening of the skin. In most of the cases this condition is caused by high melanin level. As you probably already know melanin components give color to your eyes, hair and skin.

Additionally you need to know that in most of the cases these melanin levels are easily affected by aging, trauma, pregnancy, diseases and excessive exposure to sunlight, easily causing unsightly brown spots.

These melanin disorders can be external or internal. The internal causes are especially common in people who have dark skin tone and they are inborn.

On the other hand the external causes include exposure to sunlight, minocycline, betaxolol, estrogen and many other chemicals.

Another thing you need to know is that the ultraviolet rays can cause spots, freckles and strains. These spots, strains and freckles can cause permanent or temporary discoloration and they usually appear on skin areas that are exposed to sun.

Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by stress, traumas and surgeries. The important thing you need to know is that the spots remain even after the condition improves.


Melasma is a skin discoloration which usually occurs during pregnancy. However is some rare cases it can affect men also. The melasma spots appear on the nose and cheeks, and this phenomenon is widely known as the “pregnancy mask.”

The important thing is that these spots disappear after labor.

Natural remedy for hyperpigmentation 

The preparation of this remedy is very simple and easy and the remedy itself is very effective. Now to prepare this remedy you need to take a teaspoon of lemon juice and mix it with a teaspoon of turmeric powder and your mask is ready.

Then you need to apply this mask on the affected area and leave it to act for about 15 minutes. Finally you can rinse your face thoroughly.

However you need to know that you must not expose your skin to sun. As for the application of this remedy you need to apply it before taking a shower, and you need to repeat the procedure twice a day or until your condition improves.

Health benefits of the ingredients

This home remedy is based on the principles of Ayurveda. At this point you need to know that Ayurveda is a famous ancient Indian science of healing.

As for the ingredients you need to know that the turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties and it has the ability to give your skin a lighter and glowing complexion.

The lemon on the other hand has the ability to rejuvenate and brighten your skin.

If your skin is sensitive you can add some milk or water in your lemon juice.