What Are the Safest Skin Bleaching Products?
The safest skin bleaching products contain ingredients which have been clinically tested and shown to be safe. While you may assume that all skin bleaching products sold online and in stores are subject to intense scrutiny by the government in order to ensure that the general public does not purchase any item that may endanger their health, the unfortunate reality is that many lightening products available are still potentially dangerous.
An examination of popular skin bleaching ingredients
Long story short; avoid all products which contain Hydroquinone. While it is still legal to purchase products in the U.S. which contain a small percentage of this ingredient, the reality is that while it may be legal, does not mean it is safe. Hydroquinone has been shown to develop cancer in clinical studies and has also been linked to other health problems in addition to potentially making the skin darker than what it once was.
For these reasons, most of the world, minus the U.S., has completely banned the sale of skin bleaching creams and gel which contain any amount of Hydroquinone. Hopefully, America will follow this trend sooner rather than later and outlaw products which contain this highly controversial ingredient. Until they do, it is best to use products which feature safe ingredients such as Alpha Arbutin and Kojic Acid. Both of these ingredients are natural and have been shown to safely and effectively lighten the skin.
Additionally, you will also want to avoid products which contain Mercury or Steroids. This is an ample amount of evidence which shows that these ingredients are harmful. Finally, be sure to follow the directions closely for any product you choose. Excessively using a skin bleaching product can often lead to health problems such as scarring the skin. However, if you choose a product which contains safe ingredients and if you follow the direction closely, you should be fine.