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How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation Around Mouth?
How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation Around Mouth?

How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation Around Mouth?

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 Dr Batra’s™  March 12, 2022

Is your beauty game suffering because of your skin hyperpigmentation? An uneven skin tone, particularly on the face, can be a turnoff. It occurs around your mouth, which is prone to dry easily, and it is more noticeable. Furthermore, the skin around the lips and chin can make the entire face appear darker and less beautiful.

According to a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), it affects 5 million people; the majority being women. This incredibly common skin problem seems to affect many people.

In this blog, you will learn about the different types of hyperpigmentation, as well as hyperpigmentation causes, and how to get rid of hyperpigmentation around your mouth. We've got some natural remedies for you. Read on to find your best solution.

What exactly is hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a phrase that defines skin that appears darker. It appears in small spots that are usually harmless, but it can be a sign of a deeper health issue.

Types of hyperpigmentation

Melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation are some of the most prevalent types of hyperpigmentation.

  • Melasma: is a type of hyperpigmentation that develops during pregnancy and is caused by hormonal changes. Hyperpigmentation can affect any part of the body; however, it mostly affects the stomach and face.
  • Sunspots: also known as liver spots are a common occurrence. They're linked to long-term overexposure to the sun. They usually emerge as patches on sun-exposed areas such as the hands and face.
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: This is caused by a skin injury or inflammation. Acne is also a common cause.

Also Read: Everything You Need to Know About Hyper-Pigmentation Treatment

How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation Around Mouth?

Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth: What Causes It?

  • Vitamin deficiencies: such as vitamin B12 and vitamin D, may also cause skin color changes. According to a study by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), vitamin D deficiency was also common in people with melasma.
  • Sun exposure: The UV rays from the sun and tanning beds might raise your chance of developing dark spots as you get older. Age spots, often known as sun spots or liver spots, are one of these. The mouth, chest, and arms are the most commonly affected areas. 
  • Side effects of medications: While oral contraceptives have been linked to melasma, other medicines can induce hyperpigmentation such as hormone replacement medication and chemotherapy medications amongst others.
  • Skin trauma: It's likely that after a significant injury, acne outbreak, burn, or infection around your mouth, you'll get hyperpigmentation in brown or black spots. This is also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and is normally resolved within a few months. Lip licker's dermatitis or contact dermatitis from lip balms and toothpaste can also cause this type of discoloration.
  • Weather conditions: The sun might cause dark patches around the mouth if your skin is exposed to it. The skin surrounding your mouth is delicate in cold temperatures, and this can easily create evident discoloration.

Other factors that cause hyperpigmentation around the mouth are smoking, stress and pregnancy.

How to get rid of hyperpigmentation around the mouth naturally?

Several natural ingredients can help brighten your skin, particularly around your mouth. You can try some of the natural remedies listed below.

  • Potato: Due to its bleaching characteristics, potato is a wonderful natural remedy for reducing dark spots around the mouth.
  • Oatmeal: Oatmeal can help you get a lighter, brighter complexion naturally. It exfoliates dead skin cells and trapped impurities, resulting in a more even skin tone.
  • Papaya: Papayas, which are high in Vitamin A and C, lighten and level out the skin around your mouth.
  • Turmeric: Turmeric not only decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but also improves hyperpigmentation.
  • Milk: You've probably heard of people applying milk to their faces to brighten them. This is because the lactic acid in milk aids in the reduction of skin pigmentation. Buttermilk is also known to lighten the skin.
  • Aloe vera: Aloe vera includes both aloin and aloesin, which are skin-lightening qualities. These substances aid in the reduction of hyperpigmentation by killing and blocking the development of new melanin cells.
  • Onion: Onions are known for their antioxidant and skin-lightening effects, although they might make you cry. As a result, onion juice is one of the most effective home treatments for pigmentation. Furthermore, it nourishes skin cells.
  • Sandalwood: Sandalwood is one of the greatest ways to get rid of spots and blemishes on your face, and it's also one of the most calming skincare solutions. Sandalwood gives your skin a lovely, natural sheen.

Homeopathy treatment

The immune system is strengthened by homeopathic treatment, which gradually restores the pigmented areas to their natural color. It balances hormones and does not interfere with the skin's natural melanin creation process. Homeopathy affects melanocytes, causing them to naturally create less melanin. It also helps to keep skin cells healthy by strengthening them and removing excess melanin. This improves skin quality (texture), eliminates blemishes, and prevents further skin discoloration.

According to a case study published on ResearchGate; two homeopathic medications, graphitis, and causticum were used to treat skin hyperpigmentation in 100 patients, the treatment resulted in complete remission in 82 cases. More than 40% improvement was reported in the other18 cases.

Patients of all ages, including newborns and pregnant women, can benefit from homeopathic treatments. Homeopathy is a non-addictive, side-effect-free, and cost-effective treatment option.

Why Dr Batra’s®?

Dr Batra's® is a trusted name in treating skin ailments with over 35 years of experience. We treat skin hyperpigmentation in a customized and thorough manner. Our knowledgeable homeopathic dermatologists spend time with each patient to learn about the signs and symptoms, as well as the patient's medical history, lifestyle, and other stressors.

To further assess the problem, our homeopathic dermatologist uses Dr Batra's® 3D imaging technology to check 10 mm deep into your skin. It helps our experts recommend a long-term and effective treatment plan.

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