Melasma: 25 Best Home Remedies To Treat Melasma

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Melasma is not a common disease. It is mostly occurs in women as compared to men. In this condition some brown patches are formed in the body of a person. Its other name is chloasma. It is not a painful disease. Hormonal imbalance is the main reason behind the formation of melasma. It can occur to all age group of people. If you are exposing yourself in sunlight for long duration, then you also may suffer from this disease. There are lots of chances of melasma, during pregnancy as the body may have hormonal changes at that time and many more. If you are really suffering from this disease and don’t know the treatment, then don’t worry because we are here with some amazing and easy home remedies which will help you to get rid of this disease without expanding too much money for lotions and laser treatment. So let’s see below what are those beneficial remedies. 

Home remedies for melasma 

1) Basil leaves 

Basil leaves has an antibacterial property which helps to cure many type of skin problems. Take some fresh basil leaves; blend it in mixer by adding sufficient amount of water and make its juice. Now mix a little amount of camphor powder in it to make its paste. Apply this paste on your melasma area and leave it until it gets dry completely. After that, rinse it off. Repeat this process daily, it will help you to get rid of melasma.

 

2) Mint leaves 

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Mint leaves refresh your skin and open skin pores which also help in lighten skin tone. Take some mint leaves; make its paste by crushing it or grinding in mixer. Apply this paste directly to your melasma area. Keep it for 7-8 minutes and rinse off with normal water. Use this remedy daily, this remedy will help you to get rid of melasma. 

 

3) Sandalwood powder 

Take 1 tsp. of sandalwood powder, 1 tsp. of lemon juice and 1 tsp. of rose water. Mix all the ingredients well and make its paste. Apply this paste to your affected area, let it stay for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off. Follow this process 3 times in a week, it will help you to get rid of melasma. 

 

4) Potato 

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Take a potato, peel off and blend it in mixer by adding sufficient amount of water to extract its juice. Now take 4 tsp. of potato juice and add 2 tsp. of lemon juice in it. Mix both well. Apply this mixture to your melasma area with the help of cotton swab, wait for 10 minutes and rinse off. Repeating this process daily for few weeks will help you to get rid of melasma. 

 

5) Castor oil 

Castor oil not only helps to get rid of melasma but also remove dark spots and lightens skin tone. Take a tsp. of castor oil and a cotton ball. Mix it well. Apply it to your melasma area using cotton ball and massage for few minutes. Leave it for 5 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Using this remedy daily will help you to get rid of melasma. This remedy is only for dry and combination skin. 

 

6) Onion 

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Take an onion, grind it in mixer by adding water and extract its juice. Add 1 tsp. of lemon juice with it and mix well. Now apply it to your melasma area using cotton swab, keep it for 25 minutes and then rinse it off using normal water. Following this process twice a week will help you to get rid of melasma.

 

7) Aloe Vera 

Take a fresh aloe Vera leaf, peel off and take out its gel. Add 1/2 tsp. of honey with it and mix well. Apply this mixture to your melasma area, let it stay for 15 minutes and then wash it off. Aloe Vera is the best thing which is used for treating many skin diseases. Repeat this process daily for few weeks, it will help you to get rid of melasma. 

 

8) Turmeric powder 

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Take 1 tsp. of turmeric powder and 4 tsp. of raw milk, mix both properly by adding few drops of water and make its paste. Apply this paste to your melasma area, wait for 25 to 30 minutes and then rinse off. Use this remedy 4 times a week, this remedy will help you to get rid of melasma. 

 

9) Vinegar 

Take 2 tsp. of each vinegar and water. Mix both well. Apply this mixture on your affected area using cotton ball, leave it for 5 minutes and then rinse it off using water. You can also use apple cider vinegar instead of vinegar. Follow this process 2 to 3 times in a week, it will help you to get rid of melasma.

 

10) Almond and Honey

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Take 10-12 almonds, blend it in mixer and mix little amount of honey with it to make its paste. Apply this paste to your melasma area, keep it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeating this process 2 to 3 times in a week will help you to get rid of melasma. 

 

11) Lemon juice 

Lemon juice is also very best and popular thing in treating skin problems. Take 2 tsp. of lemon juice and add 2 tsp. of honey. Mix both well. Apply this mixture on your melasma area and let it stay for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off using normal water. Using this remedy thrice a week will help you to get rid of melasma. 

 

12) Oatmeal, Raw milk and Honey 

Oatmeal has the property to remove dead skin cells and also open skin pores. Take 2 tsp. of oatmeal, 2 tsp. of raw milk and 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients well. Apply this paste to your melasma area, wait for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Following this process twice in a week will help you to get rid of melasma. 

 

13) Cucumber

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Raw cucumber not only helps to get rid of melasma but also remove acne, lightens skin tone, remove dryness and also keep your skin hydrated. Take a raw cucumber, peel off and grind it in mixer to extract its juice. Now apply this juice on your affected skin using cotton ball, leave it for 20-25 minutes and then rinse it off using normal water. Repeat this process daily for few weeks, it will help you to get rid of melasma. 

 

14) Curd

Curd contains bacteria which help in removal of dead skin cells and also lightens skin tone. Take 2 tsp. of curd and add little amount of saffron in it. Leave it for an hour and then apply this on your melasma area using cotton ball. Keep it for 15 minutes and rinse off. Use this remedy 3 times in a week, this remedy will help you to get rid of melasma.

 

15) Tomato and Potato juice

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Tomato contains antioxidant and citric acid which is very good for treating skin problems. Take equal amount of tomato juice and potato juice. Mix both well. Now apply this mixture on your melasma area using cotton ball and let it stay for 10 minutes. Follow this process 3 times in a week, it will definitely help you to get rid of melasma.

 

16) Papaya and Honey

Papaya is known for its amazing properties which help in curing variety of disease. Take ¼ papaya, peel off and blend it in mixer by adding sufficient amount of water and 1 tsp. of honey to make its paste. Now apply this paste on your melasma area, wait for 15 minutes and then rinse off. Repeating this process thrice a week will help you to get rid of melasma.

 

17) Guava and Banana mask

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Banana and Guava are full of vitamin and mineral which is required by our skin and body too. Take a banana and a guava. Peel off banana. Now blend both the guava and banana in the mixer by adding sufficient amount of water to make its paste. Apply the paste on your melasma area, leave it for 15 minutes and rinse off. Using this remedy thrice a week will help you to get rid of melasma.

 

18) Horseradish

Horseradish has bleaching property which not only helps to get rid of melasma but also remove darks spots and acne. Take some slices of horseradish and 1 tsp. of yogurt. Blend the pieces by adding yogurt and sufficient amount of water to make its paste. Now apply the paste on your affected area, keep it for 10 minutes and rinse off with normal water. Following this process three day in a week will help you to get rid of melasma.

 

19) Olive oil

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Olive oil has the property which provides smoothness and glow to the skin. Take 2 tsp. of olive oil and a cotton ball. Dip the cotton ball in the oil and apply it on your melasma area. Let it stay for 5 minutes and rinse off using cold water. Repeat this process daily for few weeks, it will help you to get rid of melasma. This remedy is only for dry and combination skin.

 

20) Cocoa butter and Honey

Cocoa butter and Honey has the property to lighten skin tone. Take 2 tsp. of cocoa butter and few drops of honey. Mix both well. Now apply the mixture on your melasma area, massage and wait for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Use this remedy daily for several weeks, it will help you to get rid of melasma.

 

21) Tea tree oil

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Take 1-2 tsp. of tea tree oil and a cotton ball. Dip the cotton ball in tea tree oil and apply all over your melasma area, massage and wait for 5 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. Following this process will really help you to get rid of melisma. This remedy is only for dry and combination skin.

 

22) Apricot oil

Apricot oil has bleaching property which removes dead skin cells from the skin. It also contains vitamin C which removes pimples. Take 1-2 tsp. of apricot oil and a cotton swab/ball. Apply the oil on your melasma area, massage and keep it for 5 minutes. After that, rinse off with cold water. Repeating this process daily for few weeks will help you to get rid of melasma. This remedy is only for dry skin.

 

23) Water intake

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Water is the most important part of our life as we all know. It contains many important things required by our body and skin. Drinking lots of water will keep you hydrated and will improve your skin. The person suffering from melasma must drink at least 1-2 liters a day, it will help him/her to get rid of melasma.

 

24) Plantain leaves

Take a fresh plantain leave and blend it in mixer by adding sufficient amount of water to make its paste. Apply the paste on your melasma area, let it stay for 10 minutes and rinse off. Using this remedy thrice a week will help you to get rid of melasma. 

 

25) Gotu kola and Ginseng

Take equal amount of gotu kola herb and ginseng tea. Blend the gotu kola herb in mixer by adding sufficient amount of ginseng tea and make liquid base. Now apply this liquid on your melasma area, leave it for 10 minutes and rinse off. Follow this process 2 times in a week, it will help you to get rid of melasma.

 

Note: – If your skin experiences any type of problem by using these above home remedies then don’t apply it and consult a doctor before using these remedies.
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Prevention

  • Always wear sunscreen while going out in the sun
  • Use sunscreen of spf 30 or above
  • Always wear hat or any cotton cloth before stepping outside
  • Maintain a healthy and balanced diet
  • Always use mild skin creams 
  • Never ever use bleach
  • Drink lots of water every day
  • Avoid waxing
  • Always wash your face before sleeping, it will remove the dirt and makeup
  • Consult a good doctor before applying these remedies

 

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