Melasma is an issue related to skin pigmentation -hyperpigmented patches occurs on upper lip, nose and cheeks – seen in women. It is also known as Chloasma. It is commonly known as pregnancy mask, as it is usually seen in pregnant ladies. Melasma also occurs during menopause and those who are taking hormonal pills.
Home Remedies for Melasma
You may try the following home remedies for beneficial results:
Make a thick paste of turmeric with milk and apply on affected area. Wash off when it is about to dry.
Massage honey and almond paste regularly on the affected area.
Apply fresh aloe vera pulp with pinch of turmeric.
Use sunscreen lotion before stepping out.
Strictly avoid fall of sun rays on your face by using umbrella or wide rimmed hat.
Make a face pack using besan, turmeric, milk and few drops of lemon juice.
Use curds like a cleansing cream. Lactic acid in curds lightens your skin.
Avoid use of hormonal pills.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Melasma
You can also try these Ayurvedic medicines:
Internally Manjishtadi Kashayam
Eladi cream, to be applied on the affected areas, twice daily
Apply Kumkumadi taila daily on the face. Retain it for 10-15 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water
Single herbs like Vacha, Majishta, Lodra, Haridra, Chandana are also effective