As the skin ages, discoloration and acne breakouts make it patchy and darker, leading to an uneven skin tone. The major reason for uneven skin tone is the excess production of melanin in the skin, which naturally provides our skin and hair their colour pigment.

Nowadays there are a number of treatments available to treat this uneven skin tone, but often these treatments and chemical-laden products worsen the skin condition. Thus, the best way to say goodbye to this problem is opting the natural remedies. Here is a list of five such natural solutions.

Kiwi: Rich in protective antioxidants, Kiwi inhibits the production of tyrosinase which helps to block melanin production.

How to use: You can make a face pack by combining this fruit with yogurt and lemon juice.

Take 1 kiwi, 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 ½ tsp lemon juice

Crush kiwi, add yogurt and lemon juice to it, mix well to make a thick paste

Apply this paste on face, let it dry and then rinse with water

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Sophora Root: Long used in traditional healing, this spice plant evens your skin tone by inhibition of tyrosinase-dependent melanin biosynthesis. The shrub is native to China, Japan, Korea and Russia. You can purchase dried, sliced Sophora root from some herbal shops.

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How to use: Just make a powder of these roots by grinding them and then add 1 tablespoon of rose water and 1 tablespoon of milk to make a paste

Apply this pack on your face, let it dry and then rinse with water

licorice-root

Licorice Root: They contain a compound called ‘glabridin’ which helps to lighten your skin tone. It can be found growing in Europe, the Mediterranean, and Asia. It can be purchased at some herbal shops.

Green tea: Packed with antioxidants, this tea offers multiple benefits to its drinkers and lovers, one of them is promoting skin lightening.

How to use: Apply cooled tea bags to the dark areas of skin and leave for 15-20 minutes and then rinse your face with water.

lemon

Lemon juice: Its acidic nature promotes the skin lightening.

How to use: Apply the juice directly to the skin, let sit for a few minutes, and then rinse off.