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Popular Skin Lightening Treatments

Popular Skin Lightening Treatments

There are several reasons why skin discoloration happens. One reason is because of skin inflammation that occurs due to skin trauma, bug bites, acne scars or skin irritation. As a result, you may develop post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melasma, a discoloration that occurs during pregnancy, also leads to patchy brown marks on the skin and this is because during pregnancy, estrogen may become overactive, leading to the discoloration. Finally, too much exposure to the sun leads to skin discoloration. When using skin bleaching creams, only apply it to the dark spots on your skin and apply sunscreen as protection of the dark spots after you put bleach on them.
 
One popular ingredient found in some skin bleaching products is hydroquinone. While it is known to achieve lasting results in whitening your skin, it has also been a source of concern for safety by some health experts even though the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t banned this ingredient and has ruled that for the most part hydroquinone doesn’t pose a severe health risk to those who use it for skin lightening reasons. Some beauty experts and dermatologists recommend that people purchase skin lightening products with only 2% of hydroquinone because this ingredient may cause slight skin irritation to those who have sensitive skin. Overall, hydroquinone is very effective in whitening your skin and is found in most skin bleaching products. Bearberry extract is another popular ingredient that helps lighten your skin and other extracts that work well for skin lightening include beta carotene, licorice extract, gluconic acid and kojic acid. Skin lightening products that contain mequinol are also helpful because the mequinol has been proven to be effective in eliminating hyperpigmentation of skin. Also look for skin lightening products with mulberry extract because this is also a good choice for skin lightening. Cryosurgery is another good choice for skin lightening because it uses liquid nitrogen, which causes the melanin in your skin to rise to the surface then peel off over a period of time. You can also talk to your dermatologist about laser treatments as a way of lightening your skin although this method is generally not recommended for darker-skinned individuals.
 
Regular skin bleaching creams still remain one of the most popular and most affordable forms of lightening your skin because these creams inhibit melanin production by suppressing the tyrosinase enzyme that produces the melanin. Skin bleaching creams target the source of melanin production, remove dead skin cell buildup, refresh your current skin cells and protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. When purchasing skin bleaching creams, look for those that have safe and natural ingredients such as kojic acid, azelaic acid, vitamin C, mulberry extract, licorice extract and ascorbic acid, which is also known as lemon juice extract and works effectively to brighten your skin gradually.

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