Acner.org: Acne treatment

Acner.org: Acne treatment

How to Naturally Rid Dark Skin Pigments of Scratches

How to Naturally Rid Dark Skin Pigments of Scratches How to Naturally Rid Dark Skin Pigments of Scratches

Overview

When you scratch your skin or burst a pimple, you are likely to leave marks and discoloration due to scarring. As the scars heal, the skin pigments surrounding the scratches are increased, causing skin darkening. There are innumerable over-the-counter medications to treat skin discolorations due to minor scratches. However, most of these medications can cause side effects such as skin irritations and redness. You can naturally treat skin discolorations using a few natural ingredients such as turmeric and potato. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin which has antioxidant and skin lightening properties. Potatoes contain catecholase a natural substance used in skin lightening and bleaching creams.

Step 1

Wash one potato under running water for a few minutes to eliminate any loose debris and dirt. Wipe dry with a tissue or clean towel.

Step 2

Slice the potato into small cubes and place it in a blender, including the skin. Add one tbsp. of turmeric powder and 1 tbsp. of milk. Puree the potato mixture until it turns into a paste. Transfer the mixture into a clean bowl, cover and set aside.

Step 3

Wash the affected skin areas with antimicrobial soap and warm water. Use a towel or tissue to pat your skin dry.

Step 4

Apply the mixture generously to the cleaned skin areas and massage for five minutes. Let dry for 30 minutes and wash off. If applied daily, you should see results in a month or two. Apply the mixture twice daily for faster results. Store any unused paste in the fridge for later use.

Related Articles

How to Get Rid of Dark Skin on Elbows
Overview Dark skin on elbows, and sometimes knees as well, is caused by dead skin deposited in sever...
How to Stop Dark Skin From Tanning
Overview Your risk of getting skin cancer from tanning is decreased if your skin is light brown, mod...
Light Vs. Dark Skin
Overview According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, perceptions are influenced by perceptions o...
Information About Dark Skin Patches on the Back of the Neck
Overview A dark, thick, velvety patch of skin in the folds on the back of the neck is called acantho...
Products for Dark Skin
If you have dark skin, you may be more susceptible to certain skin conditions, so taking care of you...
Dark & Rough Skin Around the Neck
Overview With its regular exposure to harsh temperatures, the sun, beauty products and rough fabrics...

Comment «How to Naturally Rid Dark Skin Pigments of Scratches»