Saturday, 25 October 2014

18 Best Natural Tips to Treat White Patches on Skin


When the skin loses the pigment melanin that is responsible for determining the color of your eyes, hair and skin, it results in white patches also known as vitiligo or leucoderma. The main cause behind this skin problem is lack of the functioning melanin producing skin cells. Other reasons are auto-immune disorder in the body, deficiency of vitamin B12, hyper activity of the thyroid glands, excessive stress, hereditary and increased exposure to UV Sunrays. It most often affects the face around the eyes, nostrils, lips and mouth, hands, arms and legs. Allopathic sciences prescribe a number of treatments for this ailment that are invariably painful and expensive! But there are a few natural ways that people could follow instead.

18 Best Natural Tips to Treat White Patches on Skin

1 . Apple Cider Vinegar

The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar can destroy the fungi and bacteria that causes white patches on the skin. Make a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water and use this mixture to wash the affected skin area twice a day. This will help to keep the area clean and free of bacteria and fungi. If this remedy is followed daily for one month, the white spots will start changing the color and the problem will disappear soon. At the same time you can also include apple cider vinegar in cooking.

2 . Copper

The fertility boosting property in copper is good for the immune system. Water in a glass or copper vessel or flask should be kept overnight at room temperature. By the next morning, the water will be infused with copper ions and produce melanin in the body when it has been consumed. This will help in the production of the pigmentation which would reduce the spots to gain back the normal beauty of the skin.

3 . Vitamin E

Vitamin E oil aids in moisturizing your skin; apply it on your face in the morning and before going to bed in the night.

4 . Honey

Honey is used in the treatment of different types of skin conditions including the appearance of white patches on the skin. The anti-fungal property of honey is highly beneficial in killing bacteria and keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Honey gets absorbed properly into the skin and promotes healing. First clean your skin properly with water and pat dry it. Now apply raw honey to the affected skin area and allow it to absorb fully into the skin for best affects. Another option is to add two tablespoons of honey to one teaspoon each of rice powder, sandalwood powder and turmeric powder. Apply this paste on the affected area and wash after ten minutes. This will help to prevent the appearance of white spots.

5 . Mixture of Honey, Rice Water, Sandalwood Powder and Turmeric

Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon each of rice powder, sandalwood powder and turmeric powder. Apply it on your face and wash after 10 minutes. This will act as a cleansing agent and prevent the appearance of white spots

6 . Papaya

Mashed papaya can be directly applied on the affected part of the skin 3 to 4 times on a daily basis to reduce the patches. Intake of fresh papaya juice can also help in providing relief from the skin disorder.

7 . Sour Milk

Lactic acid in sour milk helps in gentle peeling of skin without irritation or dryness. Apply sour milk with fingers on the affected area. Wash your face with water, after leaving it for ten minutes.

8 . Ginger

Another useful natural remedy to deal with white patches is regular consumption of ginger juice. Ginger will increase blood circulation to the skin. Take some fresh ginger and crush it to extract the juice. Now mix this ginger juice with lemon juice and water and consume it twice daily and soon there will be improvement in the skin condition. At the same time you can even rub a small piece of ginger or ginger paste on the white spots for a few minutes. You can prepare a mixture of red clay and ginger juice taken in equal amounts. Apply the mixture over the skin spots, leave it for about twenty minutes, and wash it off with water.

9 . Aloe Vera Gel


Apply aloe vera gel over the affected region; the healing qualities Aloe Vera of will help a lot to cure white spots.

10 . Celery

Eating a single celery stick will help you as it contains psoralens that aid in curing vitiligo. Psoralens help boost the way your skin reacts to sunlight.

11 . Figs

Figs have some essential properties that can heal white patches. Try to consume lots of figs in the raw form daily for a month or two to get rid of the problem of white spots and patches on the skin. This will help to purify the blood and improve its circulation. Else you can roast the figs and powder them and add some water to it to make a thick paste. Now apply this paste on the white patches on the skin and leave it for a few minutes before rinsing the area with clean water. Along with figs, experts also recommend to regularly consume walnuts to improve the white dry spots on the skin. You can also make a paste  of walnut powder and water and apply it over the affected parts of the skin.

12 . Honey and cinnamon powder

In order to treat white spots on face make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder equally and apply over entire face. The stringent qualities of honey help in nourishing the skin as well as eradicating the spots.

13 . Fenugreek Seeds


Leave fenugreek seeds to soak in water through the night. In the morning, strain the seeds and use the water to wash your face.

14 . Holy Basil

Holy basil oil is also highly beneficial in treating the appearance of white patches on the skin. You can apply the holy basil oil directly on the affected areas to get rid of ugly white spots and patches. Another option is to boil a few holy basil leaves in water. If you wish you can add some turmeric powder to the boiling water which is an excellent antiseptic and anti-fungal agent. Allow the water to come to room temperature and then use this water to wash the affected skin area or face.

15 . Turmeric and Mustard oil

Soak 500 grams turmeric in 8 liters of water. Boil the water till it reduces to 1 liter. Strain it and add half a liter of mustard oil. Mix well and apply the mixture on the white patches twice a day, for at least 2 to 3 months.

16 . Green Tea


 Extract from green tea used on the spots helps to remove them.

17 . Cabbage


Cabbage juice can also be used to cure white spots on skin in a very effective manner. Extract some cabbage juice by crushing some fresh cabbage leaves. Now apply this juice on the affected area and leave for around ten minutes before rinsing the area with lukewarm water. Another option is to pierce a few cabbage leaves with the help of a fork and put the leaves directly on the white spots. You can also boil some cabbage leaves in water and use the water to wash the affected skin area. It is also a good idea to increase the intake of cabbage in your diet.

18 . Radish Seeds

One of the best known home cures for white spots disorder is radish seeds. Take about 25 grams of radish seeds and then grind them to make a coarse powder. Now to this powdered radish seeds add two teaspoons of vinegar and mix it properly. Apply this paste on the affected area for half an hour and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. In case radish seeds are not available, then you can use radish leaves. Take few radish leaves and grind them to form a thick paste and then add some white vinegar. Leave this paste aside in room temperature for overnight. Next morning apply this paste over the affected area and leave it on the skin for one to two hours. When this remedy is followed daily you can notice improvement in your skin color within a month.