9 Top Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Postpartum Skin Darkening

9 Top Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Postpartum Skin Darkening

28 Jan 2022 | 6 min Read

Manisha Pradhan

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Hyperpigmentation of the skin–due to the increase in the development and production of hormones in the female body during pregnancy–can lead to dark blotches, mostly on the forehead and cheeks.

However, they are not bound to occur only on the face. In fact, they can appear on the entire body as well.

A high-end cosmetic treatment is obviously going to have to be out of the question, so a naturalistic approach to treat these conditions won’t just make your pockets NOT bleed, but would also be a safer way to proceed with.

Listed below are a couple of DIY home remedies that you might want to try to get rid of your postpartum skin blemishes:


1. Tomato and Oatmeal Mask

Tomatoes have been known to carry natural bleaching properties and would be an incredible reason for you to apply over your face or the area that is affected.

Oatmeal on the other hand is an amazing agent that can be used for the exfoliation of your skin.

Here’s what to do:

  • Take about 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and add ½ tablespoon of tomato juice, mix it with 1 tablespoon of yogurt.
  • Apply this mix to the affected area.
  • Rinse after letting it sit for a maximum of 30 minutes.


2. Aloe Vera, Papaya, and Honey Mask

The enzymes chymopapain and papain found in papaya can decrease inflammation

The use of aloe vera in any of your face masks could be a boost. It has properties that can be used to clear and prevent dark spots, aging, and skin pigmentation without harming your skin.

While the enzymes chymopapain and papain found in papaya can decrease inflammation. Papain is found in many exfoliating products as it helps in removing dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause acne.

Here’s what to do:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of honey, about 2 tablespoons of mashed papaya, and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera pulp.
  • Mix them well and apply.
  • Rinse after letting it sit for a maximum of 30 minutes.


3. Potato Wipe

Potatoes bring about a remarkable difference in your skin tone, especially if your skin is affected due to unavoidable circumstances, childbirth being one of those.

Here’s what to do:

  • Use grated potatoes for this scrub.
  • Mix the grated potatoes with lemon juice.
  • Apply the mixture to the affected areas.
  • Keep it for around 30 minutes and scrub it off.


4. Turmeric and Lemon Juice Pack

Indians have already been using turmeric for their most auspicious occasions, marriages being one of the best examples.

Haldi (Turmeric) has healing properties and is known to be an antiseptic. It does not just brighten the skin but also reduces pigmentation if used religiously. The exfoliating factors of turmeric and the citrus in lemons help give you the desired skin tone.

Here’s what to do:

  • Prepare a paste with lemon juice and turmeric.
  • Apply the paste evenly on the affected areas
  • Leave it on for 30-40 minutes
  • Gently rinse it off.


5. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera reduces dark spots and is natural

If you do not have the time to prepare a face mask or scrub, it is safe to say that you could simply use aloe vera gel to your benefit.

Aloe vera reduces dark spots and is absolutely natural, so simply applying some fresh and natural gel would do the trick.

Here’s what to do:

  • Take some fresh aloe vera plant
  • Slice the top
  • Scrape the aloe vera gel with a spoon or knife
  • Apply the fresh aloe vera gel over the affected area
  • Leave it on for 20-30 minutes
  • Wash it off gently with lukewarm water


6. Honey and Almond Face Pack

If you wish to pamper yourself with a natural, yet a little fancy product category; the almond and honey face pack is what’s best for you and your skin.

Honey helps nourish the skin and almonds have been used to give an even skin tone.

Here’s what to do:

  • Soak some almonds in milk overnight
  • Grind the soaked almond in a mixer
  • Add honey to the almond paste
  • Apply on the affected area
  • Keep it for around 30 minutes
  • Rinse it off gently or wipe it off with moist cotton or a towel

7. Mint Leaves Pack

If you’re leery about certain products in the markets, especially postpartum, and you find yourself wondering what’s best for your skin and what’s not, an ayurvedic spin-off is what you’re seeking, and mint leaves work best at that.

Using a mint leaf paste twice a day as a routine approach is what would work best for your skin without harming it.

Here’s what to do:

  • Take some fresh mint leaves
  • Wash it well
  • Grind it into a paste
  • Apply it generously over the affected areas
  • Keep it for around 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse it off with cold water


8. Orange Peel Face Pack

Orange peels have antibacterial properties

Orange peel powder is high in Vitamin C, which aids in the formation of collagen and elastin in all skin types, especially oily skin.

Orange peels have antibacterial properties, thus they battle acne-causing microorganisms as well, giving you perfect skin. Winter is the perfect season to make your own orange peel powder.

Here’s what to do:

  • Take some orange peels
  • Wash them and dry them in the sun
  • Once dry, powder the peel
  • Store it in a clean jar
  • Make an orange peel paste by adding some rose water to the powder
  • Apply it over the affected area
  • Keep it for 30 minutes
  • Gently scrub it off


9. Practical Dietary Approaches

A good way to keep your skin healthy and fresh is to always include antioxidants in your diet.

Along with using natural home remedies, a good diet is also important for your skin.

  • Include fruits and vegetables like pomegranates, berries, papayas, citrus fruits, nuts, etc. in your diet. These prevent your skin from hyperpigmentation and are beneficial for your body’s functioning as a whole.
  • Food items that have a high level of vitamin C, like lemons, strawberries, kiwis, grapefruits, oranges, blackcurrants, etc., are also essentially good for the body.
  • Food items that are rich in carotenoids, like carrots, sweet potatoes, and apricots facilitate your skin. Moreover, carotenoids are powerful antioxidants that can help your immune system and protect you from various diseases.

Before you use these DIY skin remedies on your whole face and body, make sure you do a patch test. Try it out on a small part of your skin first, to see if it causes any kind of irritation. If not, you are good to go ahead with the same.




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