Skin color or tone today has become an issue, especially among the women. Lighter skinned people or women are seen or believed to be more beautiful than dark skinned women. It has therefore increased the rate at which women are using the skin lighteners. Skin lighteners are said to achieve a lighter, radiant, smooth and glowing skin. Skin brightening as a process has now become a daily routine. It is important to have a guide on the best process to use.
Skin brightening involves the use of products or process to achieve the final and desired outcome. It is advisable to be fully informed before making a skin brightening decisions. The safety of the process or the brightener product used is a factor to consider. Know your skin type and what is suitable for it. The ingredients used in the skin brightening creams must be thoroughly checked. The side effects faced after the use of the laser treatment must be fully explained. This assists you to make a wise and informed decision.
How it Works?
Skin brighteners work through the inhibition, destruction or the damaging of the melanin producing cells in your skin. Melanin is the color producing agent that gives you your skin tone and protects you from the sun rays. Without its production, the skin becomes lighter. However, use of sunscreen to shield the sun’s rays from your skin becomes quite essential. The sun promotes the production of melanin. Sunscreen prevents penetration of the sun rays in to the skin providing protection from melanin producing cells.
i. Skin Brightening Creams
These are beauty products that are applied to the skin to lighten it. They should be used sparingly. This is because prolonged use may have prolonged side effects and other medical conditions.
ii. Laser Treatment
It is the newest form of skin brightening practice. It involves the use of a laser passed over your skin. It destroys the melanin producing cells inhibiting the production of melanin and lightening your skin. It is however not possible to tell the outcomes of this process. It might be successful but temporary or simply have no effects on your skin color.
The effects experienced through the use of the skin brightening creams may be positive or negative in nature. The lightening of the skin is a positive effect. Itching, burning sensations, inflammation and skin irritation, bruising and blistering and flaky skin are the negative effective of the skin brighteners.Some of these side effects don’t last long and disappear with time.
The skin brightening creams have other side effects caused by the ingredients used in the creams. Some of them are dangerous to your health and fitness especially mercury and hydrquinone. They may cause excessive lightening or darkening of your skin tone, scarring and thinning of your skin making your blood vessels become much more visible. Mercury is a heavy metal and may adversely affect your health especially the kidneys. These issues must be addressed immediately to avoid further damage.
Skin brightening process and routine depend on your immunity, choice of skin brighteners and determination to carry it out. Medical advice, however, is important to you and may provide solutions to some of the side effects that may be experienced later.
It is however important to say that life is an important aspect of everyone life. Importance of the care given to our bodies should never inhibit it. Carrying out your beauty practices should be in careful consideration of your overall body health.