Natural at home whitening
You can use yoghurt. Yoghurt contains lactic acid which has whitening capabilities. Lemon and oranges have vitamin C and citric acid. You can mix the orange juice with turmeric and apply it on your face before you go to sleep. You can also grind the orange or lemon peel into a powder and mix it with yoghurt to make a good mask. You can add lemon to the honey with almond oil and powdered milk to make a skin whitening paste. Honey has anti- bacterial and moisturizing qualities that make it good for the skin. The benefit of using these at home remedies is that you will get the complexion you want without worrying about any negative side effects if you are not allergic to any of those things.
Use of retinoid
Retinoid is an acidic form of vitamin A. Retinoid lightens the skin, clears the skin of discoloration, smooth out lines and wrinkles as well as plumping the skin so that it looks brighter. They can even clear acne if you take a high enough dosage. It lightens the skin by exfoliating the skin and speeding up cell turn over. Beware however that using retinoid on the skin could cause dryness and reddening of the skin at first. Do not fear! This usually happens at first but once the skin gets used to the retinoid it will stop reddening. Retinoid can only be gotten using a prescription so please visit a dermatologist if you want to use it.
A chemical peel removes the top layer of the skin to reveal fresher and lighter skin. This is especially useful in when you have pigmented or discolored skin. The peel involves putting an acidic substance on the skin for 5 or 10 minutes then it is removed. It is recommended that you get a series of treatments between 2 to 4 weeks. You will experience tingling in your skin and it will appear red sometimes. Be sure to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen because your skin is very vulnerable and sensitive at this time.
Precautions to Take When You are Using Skin Whiteners:
Even when you use tried and tested skin whitening methods there are a few precautions that you need to take which.
• Visit a dermatologist so that they can advise you on what you need and what would work best for your skin
• Use sun screen because whiteners work to reduce melanin which protects your skin for UV lights
• Ensure that there is no mercury because it is dangerous on your skin. Mercury could be listed as mercuric, calomel, mercurios or mercurio
• Do not use an over- the- counter whitener with more than 2% of the chemical hydroquinone. More than that is very dangerous for you and should only be administered under the watch of a doctor Risks of using skin whiteners Not all skin whiteners are good for you and there are very many side effects to using the wrong skin whitening methods.
• If you use whitening creams for too long then it can cause your skin to start to look aged and wrinkled
• You should also be careful to use sunscreen because you are at risk of getting skin cancer because the lightener leaves your skin vulnerable
• You are also at risk of getting other forms of cancer. Some studies show that they can cause mutation in bacteria which can be carcenogenic
• Some skin lighters contain steroids which could result in thinning, skin infections, acne and reduce healing of wounds
• Depending on the products you use you could have an allergic reaction even with the more natural products.