Saturday, August 29, 2015

Skin Whitening Products – Use More Active Ingredients for Better Results

The industry of skin care products has increased its profit in the last years by selling products which are said to whiten the skin and remove dark spots in an instant. Yet, this $45 billion dollars is not always true to its clients, thus many of the skin whitening products available on the market are not as good as they say, while other may cause side effects about which most of the companies do not even mention. In order to protect yourself from scams and unwanted effects of skin whitening creams it is important to know what substances are good for your skin and how should you use them for increased effectiveness. 

There are two major ways in which dark spots can be removed and skin can be whitened: first there is the bleaching procedure through which the tyrosinase (the enzyme triggering melanin) is inhibited and less melanin is produced, thus less dark pigment is released in the skin. The other possibility is through exfoliation. AHAs and BHAs are the most widely used substances for skin exfoliation. They loosen the connections between cells, thus allowing the dead skin to peel off and the new and healthy skin to be brought to surface. 

Yet, most of the times, it is good to use more than one substance in order to achieve better results. For example, if you are thinking about using the bleaching system through inhibiting the action of the tyrosinase or of the melanocytes, using only hydroquinone may treat your problem, but if you combine it with other substances, such as Vitamin C or gluconic acid, the results will be even more visible and it will take less time for the dark spots to be completely removed from the skin. In addition to that, some of the bleaching products have also antioxidant properties, thus stopping the premature aging of the skin, while others have the property of retaining the moisture inside the layers of skin, thus preventing the skin dryness. These and other similar properties will help the skin recover faster after the bleaching treatment and will prevent the apparition of any side effects. This is why, when purchasing a skin whitening product look for those products which have as scope inhibiting all types of melanin production. Also, make sure that the products you purchase also have ingredients meant to protect your skin against dryness or powerful action of the active ingredients. 

If you have sensitive skin, look for products adequate to your type of skin. To reduce the risks to minimum it is advisable to look for natural products. Most of the skin whitening substances can also be found in nature, so combining different fruits or vegetables and applying them on the area to be treated may have the same effects as a chemical cream made up of more active substances, yet without any side effects. 

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If you want to treat your dark spots naturally, safe and without spending a fortune on chemical products then try some of the miraculous recipes from this book. These recipes will offer you a great alternative for the chemical products as they will remove the brown spots and whiten the skin in just a matter of weeks using natural ingredients as milk, honey or papaya. Try them and see how your skin will get lighter day by day and brown spots will completely disappear!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Skin Whitening: Everything You Need to Know about Skin Color 

          Skin problems are some of the most frequent health problems people from all over the world have to face. If you are one of those people who has to find deal with darkening skin and brown spots on some areas of your body, then you should know how your skin functions in order to find the perfect remedy for your problem and at the same time to understand which are the best ways in which you can prevent their apparition. 

          The first thing you need to know about the skin color is that it is made up of three main components: melanin, carotene and blood vessels. Each of these components has a great role in establishing the skin color of an individual. Thus, the presence of melanin gives skin a darker tint, the carotene is responsible for offering the skin that yellowish color specific to the people with Asian ancestors, while the vessels which can be seen through the skin usually give it the reddish or pinkish nuance. These components in most of the cases combine, thus resulting the individual’s skin color. 

          As you could probably guess, those dark patches of skin or brown spots you have to deal with are mostly due to the increased production of melanin. This substance, responsible with skin darkening has also the role of preventing the UV rays coming from the sun to affect or damage in any way the layers of skin or the sweat glands. Thus, in case of exposure to sun, the amount of melanin is increasing, the so called tan appearing. When the melanin is no longer able to counterbalance the effects of sun, the sunburns and skin damages appear. Also, because patches of skin respond differently to sun’s aggression, dark patches or brown spots that will remain permanently on your skin may appear. 

          This is why it is highly important to keep your skin away from the sun rays as much as possible, especially if you have a white type of skin, as white skin lacks melanin, which makes it more vulnerable to skin burns and eventually scars which will affect your skin all your life. 

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There are plenty of causes for which skin darkening and brown spots can appear. Read about all of them and about how you can treat them in an efficient, yet natural and non-invasive manner here.