Banish Hyperpigmentation With This Easy Baking Soda and Lemon Hack

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In this video, Sherelle Saint Rose shares her experience with a natural remedy for lightening hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

Inspired by viewer suggestions, she decides to test out baking soda and lemon to treat hyperpigmentation on her elbows!

Sherelle introduces her current skincare routine, which includes exfoliating her body, including her elbows. She showcases her dark and hyperpigmented elbows and puts their condition down to limited sunscreen use on her body.

She begins the trial by explaining the benefits of lemon, such as its antioxidants and vitamin C content, which are believed to reduce pigmentation and lighten skin. Baking soda, with its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, is introduced as the second ingredient for this DIY.

Sherelle demonstrates her application method, dipping a lemon slice into baking soda and using it to exfoliate her elbows. She then documents the process and the results she sees over several days.

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On day two, she continues the exfoliation with lemon and baking soda, describing how her skin feels and shares initial observations of a slight difference in coloration. On day three, she modifies her approach, creating a lemon and baking soda paste to use as a mask for a gentler exfoliation.

On the final day, she reports noticeable improvement in her elbows' appearance and offers pros and cons. She mentions that using baking soda and lemon directly on the skin may not be ideal for more sensitive skin types due to potential irritation. Nonetheless, she is impressed with the affordability and accessibility of the ingredients and the result she sees.

How to lighten your elbows

What do you think of this DIY beauty hack? Let us know in the comments down below.

Then, head over to Sherelle’s YouTube channel to discover more great content.

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  • Lemon
  • Baking soda

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