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How to Repair Skin Discoloration Caused by Hair Removal Products

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author image Darla Ferrara
Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.
How to Repair Skin Discoloration Caused by Hair Removal Products
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Some forms of hair removal, such as depilatories, use harsh ingredients to break down the hair strands. This process can leave skin stained slightly. The discoloration of the skin is an after-effect of the chemical process and will sit primarily on the top layer of the dermis. There are many skin bleaching agents that deal effectively with the discoloration. However, a natural approach avoids applying more chemicals to already-treated skin and still helps to bleach and exfoliate the stain to repair skin.

Step 1

How to Repair Skin Discoloration Caused by Hair Removal Products
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Cut a medium-sized lemon in half. Store one section in the refrigerator.

Step 2

How to Repair Skin Discoloration Caused by Hair Removal Products
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Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. white, granulated sugar over the stain. This will serve as a rough texture to exfoliate skin, essentially scraping off the stained cells.

Step 3

How to Repair Skin Discoloration Caused by Hair Removal Products
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Rub the half section of lemon over the sugar. The acid from the lemon will bleach skin that does not come off with the exfoliation. Press down lightly on the lemon so skin does not become irritated or abraded. Leave the solution in place after rubbing for up to five minutes. This allows the lemon juice to bleach the area.

Step 4

How to Repair Skin Discoloration Caused by Hair Removal Products
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Rinse skin with warm water to remove dead skin cells and residue from the application.

Step 5

How to Repair Skin Discoloration Caused by Hair Removal Products
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Add additional lemon juice to skin if stain remains. Leave the juice in place for 10 minutes to further bleach the stain. Rinse off with warm water.

Step 6

How to Repair Skin Discoloration Caused by Hair Removal Products
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Apply a moisturizer to your skin to soften the area and help skin heal.

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