5 Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Pigmentation at Home

Summers are finally here, the season of fun, going to the beach and having a lot of ice cream. However, the scorching sun can be very unforgiving and do more damage than good.  

It is no surprise the sun’s UV rays can cause melanin to overproduce as a defense mechanism to protect the skin from sun damage. This surge of melanin causes the skin to tan. Long sun exposures can lead to pigmentation, brown patches, sunspots, dark spots, accelerate ageing and cause skin cancer. 

Therefore, we recommend using the best quality sunblock for face before stepping out in the sun, such as Herbion Naturals Sunflower Sunblock with SPF 50. This non-greasy broad-spectrum formula is the best sunblock for oily skin. The water-resistant formula contains shea butter which helps retain moisture balance. Herbion Sunblock is also packed with vitamins and antioxidants which heal the skin from sun damage. It protects all types of skin against UVA and UVB rays. 

Shop online for Sunflower Sunblock on Herbion Online Store. For best results, take a generous amount of sunblock in the palm of your hands and massage all over exposed skin at least 30 minutes before leaving home. Reapply after every two to three hours. 

How to Remove Pigmentation from Face Permanently Naturally? 

We understand getting dark spots on your face and body can be extremely frustrating. So, we have amalgamated some of the most effective ways of getting rid of pigmentation and evening out your skin tone. Most of these items should be readily available in your kitchen. A word of caution ladies. If you have never used any of these ingredients before on your skin, we recommend doing a patch test before using it all over your face and body. 

Without any further delay, lets jump right in. If you want to learn how to get clear even-toned skin complexion, then keep reading. 

Turmeric Benefits for Skin 

Never underestimate the power of a good turmeric face mask. For centuries South Asian women have kept it as an essential part of their beauty regime and rightly so. Not only is turmeric good for hyperpigmentation, but it can also reduce the appearance of acne marks overtime. Turmeric is packed with antibacterial properties which helps eliminate acne, causing bacteria. The active compound of turmeric, anti-inflammatory curcuminoids help calm breakouts. 

Turmeric is rich in curcumin which is known for antioxidant properties, which protect against free radicals. Free radicals can speed up the process of ageing. Word of caution, wear an old shirt you do not mind getting stained, as turmeric tends to stain fairly quickly and gives your skin a slightly yellow tint as well. To prevent staining your face, add milk or yogurt to your face pack or wipe off with a cleansing oil. 

Below are the ingredients you will need for turmeric face mask to lighten skin: 

  • ½ Tsp. almond oil for skin 
  • ¼ Tsp. turmeric powder 
  • Add milk to form a thick paste, approximately ½ tsp. 
  • 2-3 Tbps. besan/gram flour 
  • Lemon juice (substitute with cucumber juice if you have sensitive skin) 


Mix all ingredients and apply across your face or body using a face mask brush. Allow it to dry and harden on the skin. To remove massage using circular motions. If it is too dry, you can use water to remove it. 

Sandalwood for Skin Whitening 

Skin whitening with sandalwood powder is yet another home remedy used for centuries by South Asian women. This magical ingredient helps fade pigmentation and reveal an even glowing complexion all over. Sandalwood is loaded with antioxidants that ward off free radicals, which help keep wrinkles at bay. Sandalwood is also great for getting rid of unwanted tan and acne marks. Below is a face mask you can quickly make at home.  


  • A pinch of turmeric 
  • 1 Tbsp. sandalwood powder 
  • Rosewater as needed 


Mix all ingredients into a thick consistency and apply all over the skin in a thin layer. Once dry wash off using circular motions. You can also add ubtan, vitamin E capsules or lemon juice to enhance the lightening properties further. 

Yogurt for Skin Whitening 

Not only is yogurt hands down one of the best healthy snacks, but it is also one of the best-kept secrets for brightening up the skin. If you have sensitive skin and do not like using chemical exfoliants, then yogurt is a must-try for you. It contains lactic acid which has exfoliating properties that help break down dead skin cells. Lactic acid is an AHA which effectively improves the appearance of age spots and discoloration. 

This gentle exfoliant works to correct the pH imbalance, even out skin tone, eliminate redness and improve texture. The best part is you can use yogurt directly on its own onto the skin, which makes for an excellent mask for summers due to its cooling effects. You can also use it mixed with other ingredients to make a yogurt face mask for glowing skin, such as honey, turmeric and oatmeal. 

Papaya for Skin Pigmentation 

One of the best ways to eliminate dead skin cells is by using natural exfoliation for hyperpigmentation, such as papaya juice for skin whitening. This delicious fruit is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) which are excellent for anti-ageing and dry skin. It works by removing the topmost layer of the skin, which improves cell turn over and the overall appearance of skin. 

Papaya not only helps to eliminate dead skin cells but also enhances the production of collagen. Moreover, papaya face masks are excellent for giving you a radiant, glowing complexion. Here’s what you will need: 

Ingredients for papaya face pack for pigmentation: 

  • 1 Tbsp raw honey 
  • ½ Tsp lemon juice 
  • ¼ Ripe papaya 


Mash the papaya in a bowl until you get a lump-free puree, add lemon juice and honey and mix thoroughly. Then apply directly to clean face using a facial brush and let it dry. This should take approximately 15 minutes. Wash face gently in circular motions with water and follow up with your favorite moisturizer. Enjoy eating the leftover papaya. It is delicious and excellent for your digestive tract. 

Almond Oil for Skin Whitening 

Sweet almond oil is excellent for use on the skin; it contains vitamin A, which smooths fine lines by promoting the production of new skin cells. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, this oil safeguards against sun damage and premature ageing. Almonds are packed with vitamin E, which also protect against sun damage as well as cell damage. Zinc helps reduce the appearance of acne and scars. 

Almond oil for skin helps even out skin complexion and improve skin tone. The anti-inflammatory properties of this oil make it excellent for reducing swelling, puffiness under the eyes as well as under-eye circles. This beauty staple also minimizes the appearance of stretch marks, scars and sun damage. The retinoid in sweet almond oil boosts cell turnover, which helps reduce the appearance of acne. 

Almond oil is a carrier oil. Therefore, it works well when mixed with other oils such as lemon, rosehip, lavender and olive oil. Leave it on overnight to let it absorb into the skin.