Reducing Skin Melanin Naturally

By on January 5, 2012

melasma Reducing Skin Melanin Naturally

How much melanin you will have in your skin depends mostly on your genetics. However, the levels of melanin in our skin also get boosted naturally when our skin get exposed to the sun rays i.e. the ultraviolet rays present in it. Sun rays triggers the production of the brown pigment called melanin within our skin, which becomes even darker after being oxidized.

Melanin also acts as the natural defense system of our skin against the harmful ultraviolet rays. However, still there are many who are not fond of dark skin and look for ways to reduce the levels of melanin in their skin. It is possible to reduce skin melanin naturally; however, you must be patient for experiencing the results as the process takes time. Below, we have offered some tips for reducing skin melanin naturally.

  1. If you want to get rid of the melanin of yourskin, you must ensure that you remain indoors during daytime, particularly when the sun stays at the peak. Continuing this for several months will result in gradual decrease of the melanin levels of your skin. Depending on the extent of tan one is having, an individual might require a year’s time or even more than that to notice the effects of this remedy on his or her skin.
  2. To decrease your skin melanin levels, you must wear clothes that cover your neck, legs and arms and wear shoes covering your feet while going out in the sun. It is also advisable to wear gloves, hats and sunglasses for protecting the face from UV rays.
  3. Vitamins A, C and E are extremely effective in reducing skin melanin. Vitamin A’s synthetic form, Retin-A is used widely for exfoliating the hyperpigmented dead skin cells and promoting production of new cells. Vitamin C is classified as a tyrosinase inhibitor; as a result of this, topical application of this vitamin decreases production of skin melanin. Vitamin E cannot reduce melanin production directly, but is effective in reducing the hyperpigmentation caused by overproduction of melanin.