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Remedies To Treat White Patches On The Body

White patches or white patches on the body can occur due to a condition called "p alba or polymorphous light eruptions". Vitiligo occurs when there is a decline in the cells that produce melanin in the body. However, this is not the only reason.

But this skin-related issue should be considered serious, as this may affect our confidence to go out in public. Apart from the face, white patches can also occur on our body as well.

how to get rid of white patches on skin

White patches can also occur on the skin due to overexposure to the sun and the harmful UV rays. This leads to pigmentation of the skin that turns to white patches.

A lot of creams and lotions are available in the market these days for treating these stubborn white patches. But these can have side effects in the long run. There are various home remedies for treating this skin-related issue and they are very effective. Let us see what they are.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains antifungal properties that help in getting rid of white patches on the skin. It also keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 spoons of coconut oil

How to use:

Take some coconut oil and massage on the affected skin. Keep massaging for about 5 minutes. Do this before going to bed every day. Rinse it off the next day morning.

Ginger

Ingredients:

  • Ginger Juice

How to use:

Blend a piece of fresh ginger to take out the juice. Apply this fresh ginger juice on the white patches. Let it stay for 5-10 minutes. Wash it off in normal water.

Green Tea

Ingredients:

  • A green tea bag
  • 1 cup water
  • Cotton ball

How to use:

Boil a cup of water and dip a green tea bag in it. Let it cool down. Apply this on the affected area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off in normal water.

Papaya

Ingredients:

  • A few pieces of papaya

How to use:

Cut a papaya into small pieces. Rub these pieces all over your body where you have white patches. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes. After 20 minutes, you can rinse it off. You can also use papaya paste instead.

Mustard Oil

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tbsp of mustard oil
  • A pinch of turmeric

How to use:

In a bowl, add 3 tbsp mustard oil. Next, add a pinch of turmeric and mix well. Apply this mixture on the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, rinse it off in lukewarm water.

Sandalwood Powder

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp sandalwood powder
  • 1 tbsp honey

How to use:

Mix both the ingredients well to get a thick paste. Apply this on the skin where you have white patches. Wash it off with water after 10 minutes.

Neem

Ingredients:

  • A handful of neem leaves
  • 1 teaspoon honey

How to use:

Blend some neem leaves to make a thick paste. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and mix them well.
Apply this paste on the affected area and leave it on for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, wash it off in normal water.

Tea Tree Oil

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

How to use:

Mix together both tee tree oil and olive oil. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the tea tree oil. Apply this on the affected area. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.

Aloe Vera

The anti-inflammatory properties in aloe vera help in healing white patches on the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 aloe vera leaf

How to use:

Cut a fresh aloe vera leaf and take out the gel from it. Apply the fresh aloe vera gel on the affected area. Let it stay for 30 minutes. Rinse it off in normal water.

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    Story first published: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 17:30 [IST]
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