Natural Skin Lightening Cream
Make no mistake: the skin whitening industry is a dangerous one for reasons we’ll soon explore in more detail. Can a natural skin lightening cream really provide a practical way towards safe skin lightening? Does it work? What ingredients should you be looking for?
Let’s find out.
The danger of chemical bleaching creams
As mentioned a little earlier, this is a nasty industry. Even hydroquinone skin bleaching cream, arguably the most prescribed chemical whitening agent, has been banned for use in skin care products in the UK, while being tightly restricted in the US.
Even worse are the use of steroids or even a toxic metal like mercury in skin bleaching creams. These products can not only be dangerous to your skin, but your entire body.
Hydroquinone, commonly prescribed by dermatologists, has been linked to skin irritation and in rare circumstances to skin disfiguration. It is also a suspected carcinogen (can cause cancer).
What to do then with regards to safe skin lightening?
You’ve probably heard about natural skin lightening cream. These products are made up of natural ingredients that produce a whitening effect. They do the same thing as a chemical like hydroquinone, namely inhibiting the production of melanin, but without the risk of irritation and nasty side effects.
Melanin is the pigment which determines how dark your skin is. The more melanin you produce, the darker your skin.
How to find the best skin lightening creams
Here are 3 powerful tips to help you find the best natural creams for good skin lightening results.
1. Pick the right ingredients.
Three of the best natural whitening ingredients are Kojic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin and Extrapone Nutgrass Root.
2. Look for a cream with additional antioxidants and functional keratin.
A powerful antioxidant like Coenzyme Q10 can help increase the production of new skin cells, which in turn can help even out skin tone while providing you with a more vibrant complexion.
3. Take special precautions against sun exposure.
Despite the safe skin whitening properties provided by a natural skin lightening cream, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun due to the reduction in melanin.
Follow these simple guidelines and there should be no reason why you cannot achieve good results. Your next step would be to find a proven product to put to the test.