Skin lightening treatment
Skin lightening or whitening refers to using some substances or procedures in an attempt to lighten the skin tone or to provide an even skin complexion. This can be achieved by reducing the production or lessening the concentration of melanin in the skin. a young and flawless looking skin is what everyone wants always , there are quite a few ways by which you can achieve a lighter and clear safely.
Consider replacing your common soap with a skin whitening soap. Soaps that contain kojic acid and glutathione not only assist to clean the skin but the natural ingredients contain skin lightening and exfoliating properties that will help to pace up your outcome when used with a lightening cream.
Soap can dry out some people's skin so if you usually a face wash, glance for ingredients such as Glycolic. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that helps to remove dead skin. Removing dead skin will allow the healthy skin underneath to glow and allows any topical products you use to be captivated better.
eliminate dead skin with an exfoliating scrub at least twice a week. Topical creams won't do what they are supposed to do if they just sit on top of dead skin.
preferably, you would use a skin lightening moisturizer after washing/cleansing your skin.Some skin lightening creams, particularly those containing hydroquinone can dry out your skin but if you prefer a moisturizing skin lightening product, it can swap your usual moisturizer without leaving you feeling dry.
Whether you go with creams, gels or pills is totally down to personal preference. Whatsoever product you choose, make sure they only include safe ingredients and be sure to use them as directed. I have highlighted the dangers of hydroquinone in previous posts and you should try to avoid hydroquinone and steroid based products.
It is a common misconception that black people do not need to use sunscreen. When using whitening products, it is even more important to make use of sunscreen as these ingredients make your skin more sensitive to the sun. I recommend using a sunscreen with at least SPF 25 on your face and body. This will not only defend your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays but will also make sure that your skin whitening regimen produces the results you want.
Always try to apply the suitable sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you go out, and it is advised to reapply every 3 to 4 hours. If you are sweating much or when you go for swimming, it is ideal to use it every 2 hours. If you are having a dry skin, use cream based sunscreen and for oily skin, gel based sunscreen suites the best.
Other optional superfluities to your topical lightening products are regular chemical peels. If you have severe hyperpigmentation, chemical peels can speed up the rate at which the dead skin is removed to disclose the fresh skin beneath and aid in lightening. Always consult your dermatologist to choose the right and safer peel for your skin.
Laser- Q-switched ND-YAG Laser works best for lightning your skin; it is a nano second laser which goes deep into your skin and shatters the already formed melanin pigment and thus helps in lightning and toning your skin.
Note: combination approach of the aforementioned treatment options always works best.