This ingredient could be the best way to lighten skin naturally!
There is so much out there on skin these days that it can be really confusing to know which method works. Do you try the natural methods? Do you give the one your friends recommended a go because it worked for her? And which ones are backed up with case studies?
If you don’t know what that is, hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin or nails in certain areas caused by an increase in melanin. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by inflammation, sun damage or other skin injuries.
Well below is a natural substance that helps to treat hyperpigmentation.
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According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), in conjunction with Washington, D.C., dermatologist Rebat M. Halder, MD, one natural substance you might want to take a look at if you have hyperpigmentation is ellagic acid. You may have heard of this one before, but you probably don’t know all the amazing things it can do.
Derived from strawberries, cherries and pomegranates, it’s actually an antioxidant that also inhibits an enzyme needed for melanin production.
Bottom line: It really helps with hyperpigmentation caused by melasma, sun damage and PIH (those marks that stay behind on your skin after acne). Studies even show that it may be more effective at lighting skin than kojic acid and arbutin.
Article and image credit: NewBeauty.com