It is a very stressful skin condition as it causes facial pigmentation.
Even though this pigmentation may appear on other parts of body, they are very common on the upper lip, cheeks and forehead part of the face.
Though benign, they are very difficult to treat.
So it is always preferable to take preventive steps to avoid having melasma.
Home Remedies for Melasma Even though pigmentation marks due to melasma is very difficult to treat, there are some home remedies that are quite effective.
As with any kind of natural treatment, it takes time.
But the result is permanent and free from any side effects.
In fact these five natural products I have mentioned are great for removing all kinds of facial pigmentation including age spots and freckles.
Aloe Vera Juice: Take some aloe vera leaves and extract the pulp.
Apply it to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
Wash off in cold water.
If you cannot get aloe vera plant you can aloe vera juice available in health stores.
Grapefruit Seed Extract: Grapefruit Seed extract though a natural ingredient, it is also found as pills and capsules.
It has great antibacterial, antiviral and ant-fungal properties.
It has shown remarkable effect in treating melasma.
Turmeric Paste: This herb has a lot of medicinal properties.
But it is very popular as a natural pigmentation remover.
Take a spoonful of fresh cream and a dash of turmeric powder.
Blend until you have a paste.
Apply it to your face.
Wash off with cold water.
Do this for a fortnight for a glowing skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Dilute apple cider vinegar with equal amount of water.
Dab your face with this solution twice a day.
Horseradish This is one of the magic ingredients that have shown spectacular result in removing pigmentation marks due to melasma.
It burns a bit but is very effective natural treatment for melasma.
The skin becomes dark initially.
But subsequently it starts to peel and the skin that is underneath is blemish free and vibrant.
You should apply it once a week and wait for the skin to peel.
As with all treatments, you should check how your skin is recovering and apply the procedure accordingly.
You can get horseradish at your local grocery store.
This thing really works fast and effective in all kinds of pigmentation and scar removal.