There is one answer that the beauty industry gives to the question: what to do with skin pigmentation? And that answer is hydroquinone. And indeed, in cosmetics it is used in tanning products and hair dye. In cosmetic medicine – for skin whitening and as a remedy against pigmentation. But there are so many side effects associated with this substance that I recommend thinking twice before deciding in its favor. Besides everything else that we’ve learned about hydroquinone in recent years, it turns out that in fact hydroquinone destroys skin cells and inevitably leads to its aging. Sometimes, the use of hydroquinone stimulates pigmentation, and the face appears bruised, because the spots that occur are rather dark. And the saddest thing is that such a skin condition is quite difficult to correct. Just google this question more carefully if you still doubt the undesirable effects of this substance.The good news is that, as usual, there are simple and easy alternative solutions. So in this post I’m going to talk to you about replacing chemistry with natural means in the fight against pigmentation, and the most interesting thing is that all of this can be done without leaving your house. First, we need licorice extract (licorice), it is also called licorice root. By the way, there is a great licorice extract-based whitening cream from Dr. Brandt if you want the ready-made product.
So, take a teaspoon of this powder, add water until you have a paste that can be applied to the face. Now you have a paste, so leave it there for about half an hour until it gets a brown tint and only then continue the procedure. Next add 20 drops of lemon oil to your mixture (lemon essential organic oil). Generally, lemon oil is a great product for skin care and anti-pigmentation treatment, but it also helps produce collagen. For anti-pigmentation purposes, you can add to your paste any of the following: rosehip oil that contains retinol as well as Cacay oil which also contains retinol, orange oil, vitamin C . But I strongly recommend you add lemon oil first, as a base, to your licorice root extract paste, and to it, you can add a few drops of any other of the listed oils. Mix everything, you should get a gel consistency. Apply this mask to cleansed skin and leave it on for 45 minutes. Then wash it off.
This procedure should be repeated twice a week, and if you have strong pigmentation – three times a week. You will see results pretty soon. There are other herbs that help against skin pigmentation, but this recipe based on licorice root is, I think, the most effective of all.
This is all for today. And remember, with patience and perseverance, you are guaranteed to see results!