We all want to have the flawless skin of a radiant Greek goddess, but sometimes life can get in the way and ruin our plans.
There are a million and one causes of skin pigmentation: from prolonged exposure to the sun, pregnancy, hormones and even hereditary factors. As a result, you may not be able to avoid getting those uneven patches on your skin.
But don’t despair; your Greek goddess skin is still attainable. These tips and hints will help you prevent and treat pigmentation:
1. Natural remedies are life
There may be many natural causes of pigmentation, but there are also many natural remedies you can try. Most of them can be made with ingredients you already have in your house.
Stylecraze says you can use...
· Rub a slice of potato on the affected areas
· Lemon and lime juice also act as a natural bleaching agent
· Aloe Vera gel is not only soothing, it helps numerous skin problems
· Same goes for turmeric powder, which is great at fighting dark spots
Remember that these treatments won’t work overnight; it will take some time before you start seeing results.
2. Take care of your skin
Having a regular skin care routine can be instrumental in treating and preventing pigmentation, particularly the most common kind: hyper-pigmentation.
Taking care of your skin also includes ditching some of those bad habits. Wikihow says that popping pimples, scratching and picking at your skin is a big no-no, especially if you already have skin pigmentation issues. If you feel the need to scratch, moisturise instead.
3. Use the right products
There are products on the market that help prevent and fight pigmentation. As a rule Studio 8 Beauty recommends you use products that are rich in antioxidants and avoid products that are highly fragrant or contain harsh alcohol.
4. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
Exfoliation has numerous benefits for your complexion. According to Sheknows, exfoliation rids the surface of the skin of skin cells containing pigment.
Mario Badescu Skin Care says that exfoliation works best for dry, sensitive and mature skin and should be done 1 – 2 times a week. However, if you are suffering from acne, you should avoid using facial scrubs, rather opt for mild exfoliates.
5. Always use sunblock
Regular use of sunblock is your biggest weapon against pigmentation. We all know how harmful UV rays are, and being exposed to them for long periods of time can lead to pigmentation.
Idiva recommends that you use a sunblock of SPF 30 or higher on your face. If you are a nature-lover and are contantly outdoors, Idiva recommends you apply sunblock every 3 – 4 hours.
But when you do, you will be closer to your #Greekgoddessskingoals...