Hyperpigmentation Around Mouth
A few days back, one of our happy customers was dealing with some unwanted skin issues and she emailed us regarding the same.
“I am currently experiencing dark skin around the mouth. I have used so many products without any results. Can you help me? Thanks.”
After reading the email, we thought, this is a rising and common issue that many people are facing these days. So why not dig deep into the causes of these issues and suggest some simple remedies not only to the one who emailed us but for all our readers.
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There's a layer of skin underneath our skin that's known as the dermis. Keeping it healthy and protected is important to maintain the texture and colour of your skin. If a skin condition becomes inflamed, it can result in darker skin colour around the mouth.
Dark skin around the mouth is also known as Melasma or Chloasma. This condition causes dark patches on the face anywhere on the face including around the lips, chin, cheeks, nose, forehead, eyes and even neck. The main causes for this are genetics, chemical-based products used for skin or hair, hormonal imbalance or any other reason that can cause an increase of oxygen to the bloodstream.
The other causes of dark skin around the mouth are usually due to hyperpigmentation and an increase in melanin production. Another reason could be the exposure to the sun and these dark patches can be very difficult to treat.
In some other cases, the dark skin around the mouth could be a sign of ageing as well. As we grow older, our skin becomes fragile and prone to various skin issues like fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scars, dark circles, loose skin, etc.
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In some rare cases, the dark skin around the mouth can also be due to perioral dermatitis. which can be embarrassing and irritating. While this skin problem is primarily caused by several factors such as genetics and the environment, you can find some natural remedies that can help lessen or remove this dark skin around the mouth.
Remedies For Dark Skin Around The Mouth
Dark skin around the mouth is pretty common. In fact, almost 50% of us have dark patches on our faces. This happens because of several factors, such as age, medical conditions, medication use, genetics, sun exposure etc.
The natural remedies for dark skin around the mouth include:
- Olive oil: The use of olive oil for skin problems is quite well-known. Olive oil is specifically good for dry skin and helps to moisturize the area. Apply olive oil to a cotton pad or wash towel and gently dab on the affected area. Olive oil cleanses and lightens the skin tone without the use of harsh chemicals.
- Papaya: Papaya contains a specific enzyme called papain that can lighten any area of darkened skin. Take a small amount of the fruit and mix it into a small amount of yoghurt. Apply this mixture to the problem area twice a day, and then wash your face after a period of time to remove the mixture from your face.
- Cucumber: Cucumber contains silica, which is a natural exfoliant. Use a cucumber face mask and gently massage the mask using a jade roller so that the ingredients can easily penetrate your skin. Cucumber also stimulates blood flow on the surface of the skin and hence speeds up the cell renewal process. Let the mask sit on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.
- Using Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe Vera is a plant with medicinal properties and one of its by-products is Aloe Vera Gel. This gel is also called medicinal gel. Once you extract it from the plant, you can use it safely to treat dark skin around the mouth.
- Honey and Lemon: Honey is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that has been used to heal and lighten dark spots and pigmentation on the face for centuries. Lemon is a brightening agent that can kick out dead skin cells and therefore dabbing a small amount of honey and lemon mixture on the affected area can help reduce pigmentation around the mouth by moisturizing the skin.
To prevent dark skin around the mouth, you need to avoid direct exposure to the sun, keep your hands off your face after applying sunscreen and wear protective clothing like hats and sunglasses when you are out in the sun. If you have a tanning bed in your home or at your office, avoid tanning with it.
If you have already tried different home remedies but to no avail, do check out our premium range of skin products that have been clinically proven to help lighten skin around the mouth and restore a healthy glow.