I used castor oil (cold pressed cold processed) [to get rid of hyperpigmentation]. Place a cotton swab cut to size to fit my scar on my leg. Soaked the cotton swab in the castor oil. Placed the swab on my scar and wrapped my leg with saran wrap to hold the cotton swab in place. Placed a hot rag in a bag instead of a heating pad and played in on the wrapped scar for 20mins nightly. Sometimes I wore pants and kept my leg wrapped with the soaked swab all day. Only removing for baths.. I noticed my skin color returning to normal after 2 weeks and now it 50% back to normal after 5 mths.
Drug Induced Pigmentation
Hyperpigmentation caused by hydroxychloroquine: I have been left with dark patches on my neck and face from taking this medication temporarily for arthritis. Ted- do you have any remedies for this?
I've been reading this thread for a few months now and it has really helped me in knowing there are others out there with similar experiences.
I'm 27 with caramel coloured skin and have been suffering from hyperpigmentation around my mouth area for about 15 months now. Even the MAC's foundation stick cudn hide it. It has given me a lot of heartache and I have hidden myself away because I felt so ugly. Like Daphne in the sitcom Frasier, I felt the fruit of my youth was withering on its vine.
Then, just 2 days ago, I started using Lavendar mist with Jojoba oil and the difference is breathtaking! I feel there is hope and I just had to share it here in case it cud help someone.
1) I first make a mask of turmeric and red sandalwood with yoghurt.
2) When it dries, I apply a paste of green mung beans (they are soaked overnight so that they sprout in the morning - there is higher Vit C when you do this)
3)When this dries, I scrub it off.
4) Wash my face and spray with lavendar mist.
5) When this dries/ I wipe with a cotton ball, I apply the Jojoba oil and rub it in all over my face.
The hyperpigmentation has started breaking up and fading. I am hoping it will be totally gone by next Friday. I have a wedding reception to attend and it wud be great to look lovely again!:)
It seems the ancient Egyptians used a mixture of Frankincense, Lavendar oil and Jojoba oil to heal scars and wounds. This is an article I found:
I'll check back in a week and tell you how my skin is doing. In the meantime, Happy New Year! Wish you every success and happiness in the year ahead!
(Long Island, Ny, Usa)