Posts Tagged ‘skin lightening’

Women often take great pains to seek out beauty. Women are wired to look more beautiful and to do whatever they can to keep the beauty they have and enhance it. They would change their diet, exercise faithfully, alter their lifestyles and use many beauty products to that effect. Other even change their bodies using liposuction or breast augmentation. One of the great symbols of beauty is white skin. Many women have tried and tested different ways to have lighter skin, and some choose chemical treatments. While these do show results, they may result in bodily harm in the long run if abused, due to their chemical composition. What Are These Chemicals? Hydroquinone – if a skin bleaching cream has over 2% hydroquinone, it may cause side effects like itching, or a stinging sensation. Skin may turn red where hydroquinone is applied. If discontinued, the side effects will disappear, but in France, this chemical has been banned due to cancer risks. Peroxide – peroxide products like hydrogen peroxide and benzoyl peroxide when used in conjunction with a product that has hydroquinone might not make you lighter. In fact, they might even stain your skin. Mercury – skin lightening creams with mercury should not be used for long periods because it can cause mercury poisoning. Once it accumulates with the cells of the body can cause liver damage and kidney failure. Worse, it can destroy the brain. Arsenic – another poisonous substance used in skin lightening. This chemical is used in herbicides and pesticides. With constant…

Pale skin has always been considered one of symbols of beauty. Many women want to lighten their skin precisely because of this. Take a look at effective home treatments that you can use to lighten your skin without the use of synthetic products. You don’t need to run to the nearest pharmacy or talk to a dermatologist to lighten your skin. The best and closest place to go to is your kitchen or the supermarket. Lemon juice – easy to find and one of the oldest, most trusted home remedies for many health problems. Lemons are a treasure trove of cures. Its acidity and vitamin C is natural bleach that also promotes new cell growth. Antioxidants found naturally in lemons can keep the skin looking young. Dip a cotton ball into the freshly-squeezed orange juice and gently apply onto the face. Make sure you wash it off after 10 minutes since it’s very strong. Good for acne, too. Milk – warm and soothing to drink before sleeping, it can make us relax and is a good source of calcium. On the skin, it is also an effective as the lactic acid in milk helps to whiten the dark patches and exfoliate. Other benefits include moisturizing which helps keep dryness at bay. Milk baths once in a while can not only do all these, but can make you relaxed enough to de-stress. Almond and Honey – no fair crunching them up. Almonds are yummy and healthy when eaten, they also have good effects if applied on…