4 Vitamins To Reduce Skin Melanin


Melanin is the human skin pigment which is responsible for coloration of eyes and the hair. Color and melanin amount are directly proportional. Tanning is a result of increased melanin production. Cells known as melanosomes and melanocytes contain tyrosinase when stimulated by chemicals or UV rays, stimulates production and distribution of the melanin pigment.

Sudden increase in melanin can cause hyper pigmentation, freckles, marks and age spots. Some vitamins can help you reduce the levels of melanin in the body, lighten the tone and prevent skin problems.

4 Vitamins To Reduce Skin Melanin

1. Vitamin C

Popularly known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin which has anti-oxidant properties. When applied topically, vitamin C seeps deep into the skin where the melanin producing cells are located and inhibits their production.

When melanocytes are exposed to UV they produce free radicals and Vitamin C being an anti-oxidant neutralizes those harmful free radicals thereby reducing melanin formation. You can also take vitamin C along with your diet. Citrus fruits, grapefruits, berries, peppers, herbs and dark green vegetables contain Vitamin C and must be taken every day.

Vitamin C

2. Vitamin A

Vitamin A is also known as retinol. Retin-A one of its derivatives is widely used in the manufacture of creams and lotions. Though vitamin A does not penetrate and eliminate melanin, it stimulates growth of epidermal cells. Thus, the hyper pigmented and darkened skin is replaced by new skin cells.

Regular use of retinol creams keeps your skin glowing and lightens it because it destroys the accumulated melanin pigment. You may eat foods like green vegetables, potatoes, carrots and liver which are enriched with retinol. You may purchase Retin-A creams too.

Vitamin A

3. Vitamin K

Vitamin K is also known by the name-sunshine vitamin, simply because it is the only vitamin that our body can produce when the skin exposed to sunlight. Vitamin K was previously known to strengthen the bones but now it has also gained popularity as an essential skin cream component.

In some people leaky blood capillaries leads to skin coloration and regular intake of vitamin K repairs the capillaries and normalizes skin tone. Dark circles caused due to excessive melanin production are also removed when Vitamin K is used. Besides taking Vitamin D supplementation, you can opt for foods enriched with this vitamin. Foods enriched with vitamin D are fortified cereal, fortified milk products, cod liver oil, soy and soy products and fishes.

Vitamin K

4. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is perhaps the best vitamin for all kinds of skin problems. Though Vitamin E has no direct role in inhibiting melanin pigment production it helps the skin to fight against the melanin and recover fast. The free radicals that accelerate skin problems are destroyed when Vitamin E is taken internally, owing to the extremely strong anti-oxidant property of this vitamin.

Skin cells are also rejuvenated and replaced faster thus the damaged and pigmented cells are constantly removed to give way to new, healthy skin cells. The best way to take in Vitamin E is to opt for capsules. You must also include foods rich in Vitamin E in your daily diet. Foods such as nuts, oily fishes and spinach provide high concentrations of this vitamin E. You can also apply skin creams containing wheat germ oil or aloe vera.

Vitamin E

  • PankaAndrea

    My daughter used Dermalmd Skin Lighter serum, and I remarked on how much better her skin looks. She and I have fair complexions. I bought some as well, have almost finished the first bottle, and have ordered another one. Over the years, I’ve tried many products to get rid of melanin spots and large freckles. This one is working the best and is helping to even out the overall appearance of my skin and fade the ugly spots – hooray!

    • Raman Dhaliwal

      Hi do u still using it ?

    • Niecy DMS

      Is the active ingredient Hydroquinone or Vitamin C? So glad you were able to get rid of the spots. That must be like a dream come true. That’s what I need. I have hyper pigmentation on my chin. Looks like someone hit me in the face below the jaw. Lol. I will look up Dermal Md. Thanks for sharing your story. :-)

    • Denise Hernandez

      Im sorry, what did you order to
      get rid of melanin spots?

    • Denise Hernandez


      Whats the name of the product that you mention that been working the best to get rid of melanin?
      Where can I order it at?

      • Mahanoor

        There is this cream called palmers skin success, fade cream anti dark spots. Try this and it works! It removes dark circles, dark spots, fades the scars and i cant live without it for a single day. You can buy it on amazon or in a chemist (only have have it) been using this for 4 years and my skin has been kept tonned, and my scars have faded and made a massive inprovement in its looks, that is the only thing that has ever actually worked.. good luck!

  • Vijay

    Vitamin C A K E. Nice!

  • Iam Louis

    In all truth every vitamin is produced because of the sun derrrr but you want to go off the science books and their organisational agreement to back / support the writings of those before them. (propaganda)

  • Floyd Mayweather Broner

    Im pretty upset that Caeser dies at the end of War for the Planet of the Apes

  • Ashwini Suraj Shankar

    I desperately want to have a baby with blue,green or grey eyes. Can i intake more of these above mentioned Viatmins to reduce the melanin so that i can have a lighter colored iris of my baby?

    • crypto ashe

      i can never see bigger fool han u

    • Mahanoor

      Lol.. firstly producing a baby with those coloured eyes can only be produced genetically.. not just from the mother/father but if either side of the family way back had a different eye colour than its a slight possibility the genes could be of those too.. if your lucky! And by oral intake, your looking at no chance of that happening.