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I have hyperpigmentation on my both arms, fore-head and back. These marks generally come with white puss, which gets pricked and leaves darks marks behind. Quite disgusting in fact. I have used lemon solution and didn' t help much. I am using creams such as venusia, sedmed, peellite, adban thf, halox and antoxia hc (antioxidant). Actually, none seems to have worked. I am open for surgery or whatever can treat this at low cost. Please consult. Also, I masturbate once alternatively. Sometimes daily. Is it an abnormal behavior? can hormonal change due to masturbation cause this hyperpigmentation? penis looks fine though.
I am 21 years old male. My skin is tanning day by day. Please suggest some home made remedy to get my skin tone back as I hav my cousins wedding coming up soon.
Why do some people get dark suddenly even when they stay protected without getting exposed to the sun?
Pls tell me suggestions for my black marks near bindi place I consulted Dr. they given cream for it but nt went .moreover I am having lots hair fall I want permanent solutions for it.
I have got black spots on my shoulders its been 4 5 years they came when I was dancing. Now they are not going. Any solutions?
I have pimples kind of thing over my face but more on forehead I have oily skin too I have tried all kinds creams not working. please help me?
The skin is exposed to many things, which causes it to lose its luster and appear dull. Apart from the external factors certain internal factors also cause skin darkening. Internal factors, such as what you eat and how much you exercise also affect its condition and thus in turn, affects how you look. Your skin may develop dark spots, blemishes and tan. Let’s look at some of the ways this can be tackled resulting in fairer skin.
Changing lifestyle habits and your daily routine:
- Protection from the sun: Many of the blemishes and spots on your skin are due to the exposure you have had to the sun. Thus ensure that you have sufficient UV protection with the best possible SPF levels that suit your skin. Generally, in Indian climate, an SPF count of 30 is recommended. However, the correct SPF count would depend on one’s skin texture. Wear hats as well as sunglasses while outside to prevent tanning as well as dark circles. Apart from SPF, PA /star rating are also important espacially if you don't want tanning. Sun screen should have at least PA +++ or Boot Star rating of *****
- Exfoliate regularly: This is an important step as most of the dead skin cells on your body are darker in skin tone than the newer cells beneath them. If you exfoliate regularly, then this layer of dead skin cells will be removed making you fairer. However, don’t exfoliate more than two times a week as it would lead to excessively dry skin.
Homemade lightening treatments for your skin:
- Turmeric paste: You can make turmeric paste with either olive oil or milk and then make it into a mask. Apply it and kece body and hands and keep it there for 20 minutes or so. Apply moisturizer and don’t go out in the sun immediately. Do this for a few days a week and you should see results quickly.ep it for 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Doing this for a few days should result in noticeable results.
- Lemon juice rinse: Mix equal amounts of lemon juice from half a lemon with water in a glass. Then dab this mixture on your fa
- Potato rub: Cut a potato into thick slices and ensure that you rub it over the face or on areas where you want to lighten the skin.
- Other treatments: Other home remedies also include, green coconut water rinses, honey lemon masks and papaya masks among others. If you wish to discuss about any specific skin problem, you can consult a dermatologist
I have tan skin with pimples and dark spot .plz suggest me the treatment and cost of it. please explain the procedure.
Sir/Man, Meri body pr mostly hands arms and legs pr kafi blackness hai bohot. Bohot ache nisha bhi hai bachpn ke chickenpox ke. Mera colour fair hai but legs arms and hands bohot black lgte hain. Itching bhi hoti hai body pr only night Mai. Kafi dry and dull dikhti hai body. Please tell me, what should I do? And what about laser therapy.
Mujhe please apni oily skin se raahat dilaye koi bhi medicen bta do acne ke liye please doctors main bohot preshaan hoon acne se. Please advise.
I have oily face and I get too many pimples with puss. White in colour. I don't have blackheads. I am 18 years old. Which face wash? face cream? moisturizer should I use?
Respected Doctors, Sometimes I suffer from sudden excessive pain in my anus which lasts for a couple of hours or more. What should I do to combat this menace? 4 years ago, I consulted an internist who carried diagnosis with pipes insertion and ultrasound but the tests were pretty clear.
There are many health benefits of donating blood which include good health, reducing the risk of cancer along with hemochromatosis. Moreover, blood donation is good for the normal functioning of pancreas and liver. With the blood donation, an individual can improve the cardiovascular health as well as reduce the risk of obesity.
Every day blood transfusions take place saving millions of life on earth. And the best part is that blood donation is good for the donor. It is crucial for the blood donation to take place in a medical facility under the supervision of experts. The donors must ensure that they are in optimum health conditions for avoiding any health issues after the transfusion is completed.
Benefits of donating blood:
There are numerous benefits of blood donation, and some of them include-
- Hemochromatosis: The health benefits of blood donation reduce the risk of developing hemochromatosis. It is a disorder which arises owing to excessive absorption of iron in the human body. This condition can be inherited through the genes or may also be triggered by uncontrolled alcoholism, chronic anaemia and other health problems. One should take part in blood donation on a regular basis for the reduction of iron overload.
- Anti cancer health benefits: Donating blood at regular intervals can also lower the risk of cancer. After donating blood, the iron stored in the body is maintained at healthy levels. The reduction in the iron concentrations in the body is also connected with reduced risk of cancer and thus helps keep cancer at bay.
- Good for liver and heart: Blood donation is useful for reducing the risk of heart and liver disorders which are triggered by the iron overload in the body. Only a limited amount of iron can be absorbed by the body, and the rest starts accumulating in the heart, pancreas and lungs. This can pave the way for liver failure and cirrhosis, damage to the pancreas and complications in the heart such as irregular heart rhythms. The blood donation helps in maintaining the optimum iron levels as well as reduces the risk of different ailments.
- Helps in weight loss: Regular blood donation also helps in weight of the donors. This is great for those who are overweight and obese. It is advantageous for those who are suffering from cardiovascular and other health disorders.
- Production of new cells: After the donation of blood, the body starts working for replenishing the loss of blood. This helps in stimulating the production of new blood cells and in turn aids in the maintenance of good health.
It is imperative to note here that to enjoy the benefits of blood donation, an individual has to wait for eight weeks after a session of whole blood donation. Also, it is crucial to wait for 16 weeks in between the power red blood donation. One should always consult with the doctor to be sure that he or she is fit for donating blood and should avoid it while suffering from any disorders or infections.
There are many natural ingredients available in your kitchen, which can be used for effective facial hair removal. Though it takes some time to show the effect of the treatment, they will not damage your skin and are cost effective. Here are some of the home remedies for removing facial hair
1. Gelatin Peel-off Mask
One of the easiest and the best remedies to pull off unwanted facial hair in an instant is to use gelatin face mask. This can be easily done at home. Though the gelatin face mask can be a bit messy and smelly too, the result that this face mask offers makes you feel that it is worth trying. You can add a few drops of lemon juice to suppress the smell of gelatin. You can try out a few essential oils as well. It is important for you to keep your eyes and eyebrows away from this face peel-off mask.
1 tablespoon of gelatin (unflavored)
2 to 3 tablespoons of milk
Lime juice (3 to 4 drops) (or)
Lavender essential oil about 1 to 2 drops
In a small bowl, add milk, unflavored gelatin and lime juice or lavender essential oil. Mix them well.
Microwave this mixture for about 15 to 20 seconds.
Apply it immediately on your face after you remove it from the microwave.
Leave it to sit on your face for a few minutes.
Gelatin sticks onto your face fast. You can apply it either on the areas where unwanted hair growth is visible or on your whole face.
Never apply it very close to your eyes or eyebrows.
You can remove the gelatin mask from your face after 5 minutes as it would have dried off completely by then.
Peel it off completely. You will find that your wanted facial hair and blackheads peel off from your face and stick on to the dried mask.
2. Apricot and Honey Facial Scrub
Apricot is a fruit that is rich in vitamins and minerals and also has rich concentrations of lycopene. It is found to be very effective in removing facial hair. Apricot has to be mixed with another ingredient called honey to make an excellent facial scrub that will help in getting rid of unwanted hair on the face as well as to cleanse the face. Honey has the properties of making your skin soft.
Half a cup of dried apricots
One teaspoon of honey
Grind the dried apricot in a blender to make a coarse powder. Make sure that it is not too coarse.
Add honey to this apricot powder and mix it well.
Apply this mixture on your face and leave it to sit for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Now, start scrubbing the mixture in a circular motion gently and make sure that you keep on scrubbing for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Wash your face off with lukewarm water.
Repeat this process two to three times a week for effective facial hair removal.
3. Wheatbran Scrubs
The remaining product after refining the wheat grain is the wheatbran. This bran is a very healthy product and will help in giving the body all the nutrients it needs. But, wheatbran is also very effective as a cosmetic product and is used in making many facial scrubs and masks. It is a very effective facial scrub that helped in removing unwanted hair as well as is effective on facial wrinkles. The following are the ways wheatbran will help to remove facial hair naturally.
One to 3 tablespoons of wheatbran
One teaspoon of rose water
One tablespoon of milk
In a small bowl, mix wheatbran, milk and rosewater.
Apply this coarse scrub on your face evenly.
Leave it for a minute and then use your fingers to rub it gently on your skin in circular motion.
Make sure that you keep on scrubbing till the wheatbran dries up.
Leave it there on your face for a couple of minutes and then wash the face scrub off with water.
Repeat this procedure daily for a week or two and then use this procedure two to three times a week.
You will find that the scrub will help in reducing the growth of facial hair.
1 tablespoon of wheatbran
1 tablespoon of gram flour
1 tablespoon of fresh milk or curd
Quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder
In a small bowl, mix wheatbran, gram four, milk or curd and turmeric powder to make a paste.
Apply this paste evenly on your face.
Allow it to sit there for about 20 to 25 minutes or until it gets completely dry.
Wet your fingers with water and rub them gently on your face in circular strokes.
Scrub for about 3 to 5 minutes gently and then wash the facial scrub off.
Repeat this process two to three times a week.
This facial scrub will help to get rid of unwanted facial hair over time. It will also make your skin soft, smooth and look younger.
4. Lavender and Tea Tree Oil Mix For Removing Facial Hair Due to Hirsutism
There are many women who suffer from unwanted hair growth on their chin and breast. This mainly due to a condition called hirsutism, where hair develops on the androgen dependent areas of a woman. It is found that mixture of lavender and tea tree oil effectively helps in curing mild idiopathic hirsutism in women. This means that lavender and tea tree oils have anti-androgenic properties and hence when applied on the face can help in removing unwanted hair.
Mix one teaspoon of lavender oil with 4-6 drops of tea-tree oil
Apply this mixture of oil on facial hair using a cotton ball
Repeat this remedy 2-3 times a day for at least 3 months to remove the facial hair completely.
5. Orange and Lemon Peel Facial Mask
One of the very popular ingredients used by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners for a variety of aliments is Orange peel. The orange oil that you get from orange peel is used in a wide variety of cosmetic products. It is a very popular ingredient that helps in cleansing the skin and gives it a toned look. The orange peel has higher concentrations of Vitamin C like the lemon juice and lemon peels. Both, orange peel and lemon peel are natural exfoliating agents that will help in easily getting rid of unwanted facial hair.
One teaspoon of powdered orange peel
One teaspoon of powdered lemon peel
1 teaspoon of ground almond
1 teaspoon of oatmeal
2 teaspoons of olive oil
One teaspoon of rose water
Mix all the powder ingredients like oatmeal, dried orange and lemon peel powders and ground almond powder in a bowl.
Now add required amount of olive oil and rose water and make it into a paste.
Apply this paste on your face and leave it to sit for 5 to 8 minutes.
Then use the tip of your fingers to gently rub the paste in circular strokes.
Do this process for about 5 to 10 minutes and then wash it off with water.
Repeat this procedure for two to three times in a week to see effective results.
6. Barley Scrubs
If you have stubborn facial hair, then barley is a very good scrub that you can use on your face to get rid of unwanted hair. Barley can also be taken internally and it will help in treating various skin and hair conditions. Barley will help in leaving your skin glowing and soft.
One tablespoon of barley powder
One tablespoon of lime juice
One tablespoon of milk
Take a small bowl and add barley powder, milk and lemon juice in it. Mix these ingredients well to make a paste.
Apply this paste on your face and leave it to sit for 30 minutes or so.
Wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry your face.
Repeat this process for 3 to 4 times a day to see visible results.
7. Black Cohosh Herb
Black cohosh is a flowering plant that has phytoestrogen that will help in effectively slowing down the growth of unwanted hair. It is normally found in eastern North America. It has anti-androgenic effects and thereby will help in curing hirsutism. Nowadays, black cohosh extract is used mainly for gynecological problems and it helps in treating menopause symptoms and premenstrual stress. The extract is also available in capsule or tincture form. You can also use the black cohosh herb to prepare tea.
20 grams of black cohosh root (dried)
4 ¼ cups of water
A teaspoon of honey (optional)
Take the water in a pan and add the dried black cohosh root in it.
Bring this water to boil and then allow it to simmer for about half an hour.
When the water reduces to 1/3rd of its original quantity, turn the fire off. Remove the water and strain it.
Add honey if needed and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Drink a cup of this tea three times a day for a few weeks to see effective results.
You can also store the tea in the fridge for about 2 days.
If you are suffering from any liver disease or any kind of cancer or tumor, then it is better to avoid taking the black cohosh tea. It is also advised that you do not take higher dosages of this tea than recommended as it might lead to dizziness, nausea, headache and abdominal discomfort.
8. Fenugreek and Green Gram
Fenugreek is a very good medicinal herb that offers a lot of remedy top women related health issues. It is also very effective in treating hirsutism in which the body parts of the women get hair like men. You can soaked with fenugreek seeds in water overnight and the next day morning, you can drink it first up to enjoy all the health benefits offered by fenugreek. You can also use fenugreek as a facial-scrub mask to remove unwanted hair.
One to two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds
One to two teaspoons of green gram.
Take fenugreek seeds and green gram in a grinder and make it into a fine powder.
Take this powder mixture in a bowl and add sufficient water to it so that it becomes a paste.
Apply this paste on your face and let it sit on face till it completely dries out.
Now use a soft, dry cloth and gently rub off the dried paste from your face to remove the unwanted facial hair.
Chasteberry or Chaste tree is a flowering plant that has anti-androgenic properties that will help in treating hirsutism in women. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is mainly caused due to hirsutism and this can be cured by Chasteberry. When you take this Chasteberry extract internally, it will help in increasing the production of luteinizing hormone by acting on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland of women. This will result in the release of follicle stimulating hormone that will help in easily increasing the production of progesterone hormone. The Chasteberry will help in rightly balancing the required hormones needed by a woman. It will help in treating menstrual problems in women that are related to PCOS and thereby will also help in treating unwanted facial and body hairs.
How to Use?
Chasteberry extract is available in capsule as well as in tincture form. Taking the chase tree extract for 2 to 6 months every day will help in getting rid of unwanted hair from your face and body. You should only take about 175 grams of this extract daily and this is said to contain 0.6% of agusides. It is important for you to consult a Naturopathic doctor before taking this extract as it affects female hormone levels. It is advised that pregnant women, nursing mothers and people taking in antipsychotic drugs, consult a doctor before taking this extract.
10. Saw Palmetto Extract
Saw Palmetto extract is found to be very effective in treating women with hirsutism problems. It has anti-androgenic properties and will help in lowering the high levels of the male hormone called androgen seen in women. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is found in women with higher levels of androgen and this will result in hair growth in unwanted places like: upper lips, chin, breast and abdomen. This condition can easily be reduced by regular intake of saw palmetto extract.
How to Take?
Saw Palmetto extract must not be brewed as a tea and taken as the fatty acids of this herb will not be soluble in water. The capsule form of the extract can be taken by women suffering from hirsutism problems. This extract is derived from berries and is found to be rich in phytosterols and fatty acids. The recommended dosage level is 160 mg of saw palmetto twice a day. You will need to take this capsule for a long time in order to see effective results and to get rid of unwanted hair.
Turmeric can be used alone or in combination with other ingredients for hair removal. Turmeric has anti bacterial property and prevents skin infections. Here are different methods for using turmeric for hair removal.
Method 1 (Turmeric And Water)
Take two teaspoons of turmeric and mix it with water to make thin paste.
Apply to the face and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes
After the mixture dries, wipe it with a wet cloth to remove turmeric and excess hair
Continue the remedy regularly for a few weeks to achieve full removal of unwanted facial hair.
Method 2 (Indian Nettle And Turmeric)
Indian nettle is a medicinal herb used in the treatment of asthma, pneumonia, bedsores, wounds, etc. it is also a good remedy for unwanted hair. When applied on the skin, the juice of the plant permeates the skin and causes thinning of facial hair. When used continuously for a period of time it prevents the growth of hair on the face. This works excellently for hair removal when used in combination with turmeric.
Take a handful of Indian nettle leaves and grind them to form a smooth paste.
Grind fresh turmeric root to prepare 1 teaspoon of turmeric paste, or you can use 1 tsp turmeric powder, if fresh root is not available.
Mix the turmeric paste with the nettle leaves paste and apply it on facial hairs that has to be removed
Leave it on the face for 40-60 minutes. Let the paste dry and wash it off
You can also apply this paste before going to bed and leave it overnight for better result. Wash the paste off in the morning.
Repeat the remedy every day for at least two months to achieve complete facial hair removal.
Method 3 (Turmeric and Chick Pea Flour)
2 tablespoon chickpea flour
3 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon fresh cream
Mix all the above given ingredients together to make a paste
Apply this on face and massage for 10 minutes
Leave it on the face for 20 minutes or till the paste dries
Remove the paste after 20 minutes by rubbing it with palms in the opposite direction of hair growth.
You can also use the mixture of besan or chickpea flour, turmeric and water in the same way.
12. Oat Meal Scrub
Oatmeal has a grainy texture which makes it a good exfoliating agent for facial skin. Though there are many commercially available scrubs, they may cause irritation of the sensitive skin. Oatmeal contains antioxidants belonging to the class avenathramide and hence is able to protect the skin from damages caused to the skin by the UV rays of the sun and reduces redness of the skin caused due to exposure to sun rays. When you use oatmeal with other natural ingredients as a scrub for hair removal, your skin becomes free of hair, smooth and hydrated. The ingredient like lemon juice causes thinning and bleaching of hair and honey acts a moisturizer and hydrates the skin.
1 teaspoon ground oatmeal
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Mix oatmeal, lemon juice and honey to get a paste
Apply this paste on the face and leave it for 15-20 minutes
After 20 minutes, rub the face gently in circular motion for about five minutes on the areas of hair growth against the direction of hair growth.
Wash off the paste using warm water
Repeat the remedy 2-3 times in a week till the hair is completely removed.
13. Potato, Honey Lentil And Lemon Juice Mask
Potato juice is a powerful hair remover when use in combination with lemon juice and honey, it makes the skin bright, smooth and moisturized. This is a popular method of hair removal from Ayurveda.
1 cup of peeled and sliced potatoes
A cup of yellow lentils, soaked overnight in water
4 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of honey
Extract the potato juice by pressing it on a sieve
Make a paste of the lentils
Now mix together lentil paste, potato juice, lemon juice and honey
Apply this mixture on facial hair area
Leave it on the face for 20-30 minutes
Rub it on with your hands in the opposite direction of hair growth to remove hair.
Egg white is a very good ingredient that will help in removing your unwanted facial hair. This face pack of egg white and corn flour powder will be a bit painful as it will pull your facial hair off from your face.
White portion of one egg
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of corn flour
Beat the egg white along with sugar and corn flour to make a smooth paste.
Apply this paste on the portion of your face where there is unwanted hair or even apply it as a complete face mask over your face.
Let it dry on your face. When the egg white dries, it will become a thin face mask covering your face.
You need to pull the mask down with your hand firmly so that hair also gets pulled out.
Sugar mixed with honey and fresh lemon juice can be used on your face to get rid of unwanted facial hair.
One tablespoon of sugar
One teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice or just a few drops
In a microwave vessel, take sugar and add honey and a few drops of lemon juice to it. Mix it well.
Now heat the vessel in a microwave oven for 2 to 3 minutes to get the sugar melted and then mix well to make a paste.
Allow it to cool down. When the paste is slightly warm, take it and apply it to the part of the face where you see unwanted hair growth.
Cover the area with waxing strip or a strip of cloth and press it a bit.
Now immediately pull the strip in the opposite direction to which your hair growing.
You will see the hair plucked off from your face into the sugar solution mask.
The peel off mask and exfoliating scrub home remedies would help in removing unwanted hair from your face instantly. But, the other herbal remedies discussed above will take longer and even months to show positive results. It is important for you to select the right home remedy by understanding the underlying cause of unwanted hair growth on your face. You need to try many of these above mentioned remedies and see which one works for your skin perfectly.