Pigmentation problem? Use potatoes, lemons

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Pigmentation, freckles, dark spots and uneven skin tone are a few skin problems everyone faces but using potatoes and papaya can help in a big way as they provide cell renewal properties and skin exfoliation respectively, says an expert.

Divya Ohri, beauty expert and owner of Soham Wellness Clinic, has shared tips on how to get rid of pigmentation and other skin related problems.

* Potato: Potatoes are a treasure house of vitamins, B-Complex, potassium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus. It has inbuilt skin lightning properties. Vitamin B in potatoes is known for cell renewal, especially niacinamide, a derivative of vitamin B complex. It is a vital skin lightning agent.

Procedure: Cut potatoes into slices. Rub the slice in circular motion on your skin for 10 minutes. If you feel the potato slice is dry, use another slice.

* Lemon: This is rich in vitamin C. It’s known for natural anti-oxidant properties that help to reduce melanin in your skin. Lemon consists of citric acid which is a first-rate exfoliating agent. Citric acid removes the dead cells and makes the skin look lighter and brighter.

Procedure: Take tablespoon of brown sugar and mix it with egg white. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to it. Apply this mixture on your face and gently rub with your fingers in circular motions. Repeat this process for 10-15 minutes and wash the covered area.

* Papaya: Papain, better known as papaya proteinase, is an enzyme found in this fruit that helps in skin exfoliation. The process of regeneration of new cells occurs when you go for a papaya treatment.

Procedure: Take a ripe papaya and juice it. Apply the mixture on the pigmented area and leave it for 10 minutes. Once you find the mask dry, wash the skin. Repeat this process for a month to achieve positive results.

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