How Does a Bleaching Cream Work?

The answer is quite simple actually.  Every quality skin bleaching cream has an active ingredient or combination of ingredients that reduces the amount of melanin in the skin where the cream is used.  Some skin lighteners use drugs as their active ingredient like a steroid or retinoic acid, which comes from vitamin A.  Kojic acid and arbutin, a compound found in various plants, are also quite popular and are more gentle on the skin than other active ingredients.  Essentially, these ingredients all help the body to change the topmost dark skin layers to reveal a lighter skin tone underneath.  We always suggest chatting with a dermatologist before purchasing a lightening cream because these products are strong and should be always be used properly.

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The Latest On Hydroquinone

There unfortunately is much in the way of new research on the use of hydroquinone as the active ingredient in a bleaching cream.  The FDA has placed a cap on the percentage of hydroquinone that can legally be used in products sold in the US.  However, it is still possible to obtain international products that have a much higher percentage that the FDA-permitted percentage.  The concerns and warnings about hydroquinone remain the same but the efficacy of this ingredient for skin lightening still makes some people want to take the chance.  The risks of using hydroquinone as a bleaching agent are discussed later in this post.

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Cocoa Butter For Facial Skin?

Cocoa butter is used by millions of people worldwide to care for dry skin.  The thickness of cocoa butter is very comforting to some due to the presence of fatty acids within the cream.  Although not at all effective as a skin lightening cream, cocoa butter has been known to have many benefits when applied to various parts of the skin.  Reducing stretch marks, deep hydration and the high level of antioxidants are all suspected positive effects of using cocoa butter.  But, it the thick, high fat cream good for facial skin?

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Simple Skin Care With Bleaching Creams

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If you are regularly using a bleaching cream, it is important to prepare your skin for the treatment process.  All bleaching creams consist of one or more powerful bleaching agents and during treatment, the skin is not as strong or resilient as usual.  Therefore, following a handful of very basic, yet very valuable rules will make your experience with a quality skin whitening cream an safe and effective process.

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When Skin Bleaching, Be Consistent

skin girl csl When Skin Bleaching, Be ConsistentCaring for skin is a little bit like caring for plants.  You can keep both extremely healthy with minimal care as long as that care is regular and proper.  If you are skin bleaching, it is critical to follow a consistent daily routine in order to get the best possible results.

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What Determines Skin Color?

great skin zoom 150x150 What Determines Skin Color?The color of our skin is largely determined by the amount of particular pigment called melanin in each person.  It is that same pigmentation that when produced in excess results in hyperpigmentation.  Read on for more information about skin color and the reasons for all the different shades in the human population.

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What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a condition that appears when levels of melanin, a natural pigment in the skin, are increased.  A variety of skin injuries such as cuts, scrapes or acne can stimulate hyperpigmentation but the primary cause is excess sun damage.  A quality bleaching cream can help remove the dark spots that appear but the first step in battling hyperpigmentation is knowing what causes it and then how to avoid those situations.

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What Is The “Mask of Pregnancy”?

Often during pregnancy, a woman will develop brown or blotchy patches of skin on the forehead, cheeks and areas around the upper lip.  This condition affects between 50-75 expectant mothers and is referred to as the “mask of pregnancy”.  It is suggested that women do not use any skin lightening cream which could penetrate the skin but there are other methods that are effective for concealing the dark patches.

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Natural Remedies For Sunspot Removal

Sun damage is the main reason that sunspots develop on our skin.  Even when protected with sunscreen, human skin is susceptible to the harsh UV rays that cause sunspots over time.  Although safe skin bleaching is one way to remove sunspots, there are also a handful of natural remedies that have helped people eliminate those dark spots without the use of a powerful cream.

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Do I Really Need To Use Sunscreen Every Single Day?

Although you can’t avoid hearing about the importance of sunscreen use everyday, is it really as important as we’re told?  Well, if you’re planning to use a skin bleaching cream or any skin lightening routine, the answer is yes.  And one of the primary problems is that even those that apply sunscreen regularly might be doing it incorrectly or at the wrong times of day…

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