Best mask to reduce freckles or melasma from the skin

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Best mask to reduce freckles or melasma from the skin

Freckles is one of the main problem experienced by some people usually living in hill area but it is also genetic. In most countries and culture, it is considered a sign of natural beauty. People likes freckles but the situation get bad when skin is exposed to sub for long time.Melasma can be characterized by hyper pigmentation on the skin which could be on face or other parts of the body. Melasma usually cause by hyper activity of melanocytes which are cell on skin responsible for producing pigment on the skin. If melanocytes produce more pigment then the skin color will become darker to that certain area.

UV-B rays from sun cause hyper activation of melanocytes and increase the production of melanin. Because of that the pigmentation of skin is increased and these freckles and dark spot become even more visible. Some people get dark patches of the cheekbones which doesn’t look pretty. Overall it give non uniform color to the skin. In short you have to use color correction every time you use makeup. Here you will learn how you can use homemade things to do remedies and save yourself some bucks.


Causes for hyperpigmentation on skin:

It is usually caused by exposure to sun, heat and changes in hormones especially in pregnancy. Furthermore it could be cause by certain medication or people who are undergoing some hormonal therapy can develop this hyperpigmentation on the face.


Today this article will help you to reduce freckles, melasma or any type of hyper-pigmentation which is not into deep layers. You need citrus, lactic acid or glycolic acid base products that will help you to peel off the hyper-pigmented skin. All of the ingredients that we are going to use in this mask has concentrated and lightening effects on skin.

Homemade mask :



  • Lemon

  • Grapes

  • Yogurt

  • Onion

  • Rice flour

  • Potato juice

  • Rose water



First of all, take handful of grapes and add them in a grinding machine. Then add, one teaspoon of onion juice and one tablespoon of rice flour. Also, add one big chunk of potato and 3-4 tablespoon of lemon juice in it. At the end, add 1-2 tablespoon of yogurt and one teaspoon of rose-water.

Now grind the mixture in the grinding machine to form a smooth applicable paste. If your paste is very thin then you can add more rice flour in it but if it is very thick then add a little bit of rose-water. Make sure your pastes is not runny as well. Your mask is now ready to be used.


First you need to test dose on your skin as it is quite acidic in PH because of the acidic ingredients. If your skin can tolerate the mask then you can apply on your whole face if not then avoid its use and wash your face immediately.

Apply a thick layer on your whole face or any body part. Then leave it on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse if off with lukewarm water. Apply a good sunscreen or moisturizer after its use. Also you can use this mask once or twice a week and make fresh mask every time you want to use it. Also, protect your skin from the sun or apply sunscreen when going out as it can make your skin a little sensitive toward sun.


Benefits of ingredients:


Lemon has citric acid in it and rich with Vitamin C. when it comes to skin care, it is impossible to ignore this vitamin. It should be part of your skin regime. Lemons are strong anti oxidants and it causes reduction the effects of free radicals and help your skin from photo aging or premature aging of skin. As sun rays cause oxidation process in skin cells by formation of free radicals. These free radicals disturb the natural chemistry of cell and cells fails to perform its natural and normal functions. Lemon as an oxidant reduce this process which indirectly prevent the skin from premature aging or slow down the aging process.

Also, It is best for skin affected with acne. It help the removal of blemishes, dark spot and hyperpigmentation. In short it gives the skin natural and whitening glow.Furthermore, It increase the cell turn over and even reduce the acne scar. It strongly help the skin to improve its texture.

Rice flour:

Rice powder is one of the most important ingredients being used in skin care products nowadays because of its multiple beneficial properties for skin.It has some natural nutrients that convert into sunscreen and protect your skin from damaging rays of the sun. It is an anti-inflammatory and treats many skin conditions.

It is an amazing scrub as it loosen up the dead skin cells from skin and its especial enzymes it them up. This is how it leaves the skin smooth and with a very beautiful fresh glow which will reduce the hyper pigmentation as well.


Onion is very strong antiseptic and it keeps the bacteria and any other type of microorganism on bay. It is used a zit zapper as you can apply it on your pimples to get rid of its inflammation and gunk overnight. It is because it has also anti inflammatory properties.

Because of that it can also deal and heal the sting or any insect bites as it brings down the swelling and inflammation. Onion is use to treat acne because of it microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Beside that it improves the brightening and glow of your skin as it is rich with vitamin C, E and A.

If you use its juice on your skin in your daily skin care routine then it cancel out the damaging effects of sun on your skin. Onion helps as sun protection by reducing the effects of free radicals on your skin. Furthermore, It reduce the blemishes and dark spots as well from your skin.


It is  very beneficial for hyperpigmentation as it also has antioxidants and bleaching agents. They reduce blemishes and dark circles under the eyes. These all ingredients work together to reduce the texture and wrinkles on the skin. As these ingredients prevent the skin from premature aging as it slows down this process.


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