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The many uses of skin bleaching 2/10/11

There are differeThe many uses of skin bleachingnt uses for skin bleaching products. These can include fading or even getting rid of age spots (sometimes called “liver” spots) and minor blemishes, such as small areas of melasma (a discoloration of the skin caused by pregnancy or by over-exposure to natural or artificial sunlight) or birthmarks that aren’t too dark. It may also be possible to lighten freckles to some extent; however, as these are hereditary, there may not be much that can be done in this area.

Those who want to get rid of or at least reduce the appearance of dark spots, especially on the face, neck, and back of the hands may see the best results, especially if they use skin bleaching products as often as they safely can, and step up their use of sun protection. Both commercial products and those made with natural ingredients can be used on dark spots.

Some “home made” skin bleaching products can be especially successful, not only because they contain ingredients that can naturally lighten skin, but also because they can most likely be used more often than commercial products. This can be especially true of products with natural ingredients that do not include bleach or ammonia.

About Bleaching Your Skin ||

If you are thinking about bleaching your skin, you should understand that no matter how they are packaged and promoted, skin bleaching products are only meant to be used on specific areas of the face and body. They are not designed to be used as a full body skin treatment. Of course, this doesn’t stop many people from using them as such, but just be aware that the effect of these products are purely cosmetic in nature. There is simply no way to permanently lighten the skin, but you can keep using the treatments to maintain the desired results.

The active ingredients in many skin lighten preparations is hydroquinone. This has proven to be one of the most effective chemicals that blocks the production of melanin. Melanin is what gives your skin it’s color. Because studies have shown a link between hydroquinone and cancer, most non-prescription products contain only 2% of this powerful chemical. However, if you feel that you need something a bit stronger, you can get a prescription from your doctor for a skin bleaching cream with a higher percentage of hydroquinone.

There are also safer and more natural ways to bleach your skin. Your drugstore probably carries various skin bleaching products that are made with natural plant based ingredients. These are very effective in lightening the skin as well. You may also wish to make your own homemade skin lightening cream by mixing a real lemon with glycerin and rum.

No matter what type of skin bleaching treatment you ultimately decide to use, just make sure that you follow all of the directions carefully. Abusing these products could cause you to have severe reactions and skin damage. It’s also important that you remain realistic about what type of results to expect from any skin lightening method. They cannot create a more beautiful you – just enhance what’s already there.

The Need For Skin Lightening ||

There are creams and lotions available over the counter that will help improve the tone of your skin. Before using these products a person should take into consideration the condition of their skin and how severe the problem is. The use of skin lightening products has been linked to the increase in skin cancer. Skin bleaching creams can contain ingredients that are considered toxic chemicals and can cause serious side effects. No skin bleaching product should be used for more than four weeks and large areas should not be treated as this can cause discoloration of the skin.

Many of these products can also contain topical steroids and long-term use can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes and the suppression of the body’s natural steroids. The use of many skin lightening products can cause a decrease in melanin which will lead to a person being more likely to suffer severe sun damage to their skin. There are also pills on the market that say they will whiten the skin by using an amino acid found naturally in the human body. Since this pill is made of a product found in the body anyway it is considered safe by the manufacturers. It should not be used by people who suffer from vitiligo.

Exfoliating the skin will sometimes help lighten the dark areas of the skin. There are products available that contain both an exfoliating product and a skin lightening products. These products will not produce the lightening of the skin as much as other means but are not as harmful. Dermatologists are the best source of advice on skin lightening. They can recommend a product or procedure that will best benefit the condition and person. They do not recommend over the counter products since they feel they are too dangerous as many products may contain ingredients that should not be used on the skin.

The Need For Skin Lightening

Skin lightening is also known as skin whitening or skin bleaching and is used to lighten skin color and even out skin tones. Skin lightening may be used to make moles and birthmarks match the rest of a person’s skin. When vitiligo is the problem skin lightening may be used to give a more uniform appearance in the areas not affect by the condition.

The pigment, melanin is responsible for the color of a person’s skin and the darkness of that color. Melanin is also responsible for providing protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. All people, regardless of skin color can suffer from uneven pigmentation which is caused by too much or too little melanin.

Hyper-pigmentation which is increased melanin production can be the results of overexposure to the sun, hormone changes, injury or skin surgery, stress and even some autoimmune diseases.
The desire for an even skin tone will prompt some people to try products and procedures to lighten their skin by the removal of hyper-pigmentation. These treatments range from the use of creams to laser treatments.

Laser surgery is a drastic measure of treatment for hyper-pigmentation and is used only in cases where not else has worked. It is most often used for even out the skin when vitiligo is the problem. Vitiligo is a condition where the pigment cells are destroyed and white patches appear. The cause of vitiligo is not known but is thought to be an autoimmune disease and is often an inherited condition.

Another type of treatment that is used only when other treatments have failed is pulsed light treatment. It consist of directing beams of light milder than used in lasers to the affected area and are administered in pulses.

Prevention is Always the Best Course of Action(Nat...

For some people, while sun protection is still important, no amount of “slip, slap, slop” will allow prevention of hyper-pigmentation, or a darkening of the skin, which is technically what a suntan is. Exposure to UV rays, whether natural or artificial, signals the skin to produce melanin, which causes the skin to darken naturally.

Some people, however, produce extra melanin even without the sun. In fact, it is the overproduction of melanin that causes freckles, age spots, dark under eye circles, and other skin problems. For these people, products containing a natural cell tint deactivator (tyrosinase inhibitor) can help.

Certain substances found in nature have a natural cell tint deactivator (tyrosinase inhibitor) as part of their make-up. These include such things as Vitamin E, ginkgo leaves, and an extract that is derived from the saffron plant. However, getting enough of the necessary ingredients can sometimes be different.

Recently, it has been shown that anthocyan, a type of polyphenol, has worked very well as a natural cell tint deactivator (tyrosinase inhibitor). Anthocyan can be derived from foods, such as blueberries, red cabbage, dark grapes or grape juice—in short, just about any food that has a natural deep coloration can be a source of anthocyan. When combined with other ingredients which are safe for use on the skin, the result is a skin lightening product.

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