20 Home Remedies for Melasma

Melasma is a skin condition that can form almost anywhere on the body. The condition appears as brown to gray-brown splotches most commonly found scattered around the face.



The skin condition can be caused by being in the sun for too long, hormone changes caused by women’s pregnancy, allergic reactions to skin products, overuse of birth control, stress, and lack of vitamin D.  


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  1. Lemon Juice

Some people with Melasma apply lemon juice to the affected areas and leave on for up to twenty minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. If you do this twice a day, you should see results in about three weeks. Lemon juice is used because it lightens the skins.


  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can be used to naturally bleach the skin affected by Melasma. All you have to do is mix apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water, apply on the Melasma, let it dry, then rinse it off with warm water.


  1. Onion Juice

The pungent juice of onions does the same thing as the lemons in three, while adding extra nourishment to the skin.

You put three finely chopped onions in a cheesecloth and get out as much juice as you can. Once you have done this, you measure the onion juice and stir in the same amount of apple cider vinegar. You take the mixture and dab it onto the Melasma spots with a cotton ball and let it sit for twenty minutes before washing it off with warm water. You can follow these instructions twice a day for quite a few weeks.

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  1. Yogurt  

This creamy dairy can be used to peel the first layer of skin of which the most affected by the Melasma. You toss a dash of turmeric into two teaspoons of yogurt and spread it on the affected skin and let it sit for half an hour. When the half hour is up, rinse it off and repeat twice a day for several weeks.


  1. Soy Milk

Soy milk can draw the pigments of Melasma from the skin. To use: soak a cotton ball in soy milk and bad it on the affected skin, leaving the milk there for an hour before washing off. Do this twice a day for a hand full of weeks.


  1. Banana and Guava Mask

These two fruits together are the Achilles of removing dead skin cells caused by Melasma. You make a thick pasty mask with one of each fruit and wash it off twenty minutes after you applied. You can do this daily.  


  1. Gotu Kola and Ginseng

The two of these herbs are goldmines when clearing away blemishes, scars, and pigmentation. Make a paste of the ginseng and gotu kola- equal in measure- and use ginseng tea to help keep everything together. Apply the paste to the affected area for twenty-five minutes before washing it off. You can use this every day for a fortnight, but make sure to make the tea fresh every day.


  1. Cucumber

This confused fruit is amazing for hydrating and clearing your skin. Grate up half a cucumber after peeling it and apply it to the Melasma. Rinse down the area after twenty minutes. You can use this method until the Melasma and even after it’s cleared up if you like the effects.

cucumber, chapped lips

Just a slice or two of cucumber will be enough for this home remedy

  1. Don’t Wax

While you might think body hair is unseemly, waxing can make Melasma act up even more because it can cause inflammation.


  1. Don’t Stress It

Stress has a poor effect on just about every part of your body; it can even make Melasma worse. Try some yoga or mindful breathing techniques to keep calm more often.


  1. Healthy Diets

You hear about healthy diets for the heart and liver all the time, but healthy diets for the hair, skin, and nails is something that you don’t hear about all that often. Try having a more protein packed diet and try to include some foods rich in omega 3. The fatty omega-3’s can also help to balance the hormones of pregnant women.


  1. No Caffeine

Caffeine does nothing good for the hormone levels of a pregnant woman. The toxins in the caffeine don not help much of anything, and troubles the endocrine system. Avoid soda, energy drinks, cocoa, and some teas to keep caffeine out of your system.


  1. Sleep

Sleep cleans your body out better than you may think. Sleeping is a good way to put your mind at ease and let your hormones balance themselves a little better so you’re stressed about or by them when you wake up in the morning.

If you have trouble getting to sleep at night, there are a few different things you can do to help you sleep. You can turn off any electronics at least 45 minutes before trying to sleep, get into a good sleep pattern, drink water during the day but not for 45 minutes before bed so you won’t have to use the bathroom, meditate or do some yoga to destress yourself from the day, or try having a long bath before bed.

Bed, bed sores

Take naps during the day if you cannot get eight hours of sleep in a night

  1. Exercise

There are different kinds of exercise that are safe for pregnant women. Walking, swimming, or yoga. Getting different chemicals going in your body can very beneficial to both you and the baby, as well as keeping your hormones in balance.  


  1.  Don’t Eat or Drink From Plastic

Some plastics contain a chemical canalled BPA. This can be harsh on the hormone changes brought upon by pregnancy. Rather than drinking out of disposable plastic bottles, drink from glass water bottles.


  1. Copper Levels

If copper levels, whether from food intake or from loose electrical wire, are too high, they can irritate the Melasma. Copper levels can also poorly affect the mood swings, headaches, anxiety, and obsessive thoughts caused by pregnancy hormones.


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Apricots are high in copper

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