Ayurvedic ways to get rid of dark spots from face
Most of us would have come across dark spots or pigmentation on our faces at least once in a while. If you suffer from dark spots on your face, it’s time to find a permanent solution to get rid of it, says Dr. V. C Ajith Kumar, Director and Principal Consultant of Ayush Ayurveda, Singapore.
Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore,says every problem has a root cause, and it’s vital to understand the underlying issue to treat it. Melanin, a natural pigment, is the reason for the color of our skin and hair. Melanin also protects our skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore,says, “When your skin is exposed to the sun, the cells that produce melanin escalate its melanin production. And at times, when they go overdrive, making more melanin than usual, it gives rise to dark spots.
Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore,says that skin pigmentation and dark spots are interchangeably used. Also known as hyperpigmentation, skin pigmentation is a wider term to describe dark spots or general darkening of the skin. An uneven distribution of melanin pigment on the skin can cause pigmentation. It can be due to several factors, like the sun’s harmful UV rays or hormones. Injuries and inflammation can also cause pigmentation.
Common reasons for dark spots on the face and body
As mentioned earlier, dark spots appear when certain skin parts produce more melanin than the other areas. Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, “Some common reasons for dark spots are hormonal changes, sun exposure, certain medications, irritation and inflammation due to some products, and diabetes.”
Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says it is not easy to treat dark spots for intrinsic reasons like hormonal imbalance using creams. “To treat such dark spots, Ayurveda doctors identify the dosha first. Dark spots can appear when there is an imbalance of Vata and Pitta. Hence, a diet to balance the same is recommended. Drinking plenty of water and eating fruits and legumes are important.”
Traditional Ayurvedic ingredients are made of herbs and oils to manage dark spots. Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says that if you suffer from dark spots, you can use Kumkumadi Tailam or Nalpamaradi Thailam.
Kumkumadi oil is suggested for dull, pigmented, damaged, and aging skin. To eliminate dark spots on your face, this Ayurvedic oil is highly recommended. The key ingredient of the oil is Saffron, which helps brighten the complexion of the skin and repair pigmentation.
How to apply
Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says, “After cleaning the face, wet your skin with rose water. Take 3-4 drops of Kumkumadi oil on your palm, apply over the face with your fingertips, and massage gently. You can use it overnight for the best results.”
This is a powerful skin-enhancing and anti-tanning thailam. It has Sesame oil, Vetiver, Turmeric, and Gooseberry. Turmeric has antioxidant properties that heal pigmentation and fade marks.
How to apply:
Take the oil and gently massage it onto the skin, covering the affected areas. Leave the oil on the skin for 30 minutes and wash it off, concludes Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore.