Information about Whitening Creams for the Body
The popularity of whitening and skin lightening creams has also spurred on debates about the effect of these cosmetic products on the health, identity, and self image of a person. However, the use of these creams is not to make your michael kors handbags canada
skin pearly white as is advertised by many whitening products. In fact, these creams cannot dramatically change the color of your original skin tone. Rather, these creams and lotions lighten the skin by reducing the dark spots and blemishes caused by hyperpigmentation. This is the result of the body producing either too much or too little melanin. Sun exposure, increased hormone production, skin damage as a result of michael kors handbags outlet
blemishes, wounds or rashes can all contribute to hyperpigmentation. Here is a look at how these creams, and the ingredients in them work.
How Do Skin Whitening Creams Work?
Most skin whitening products and treatments tend to reduce or inhibit the melanin production by suppressing the tyrosinase enzyme. This enzyme is actually responsible for imparting us with the color of our skin, eyes, and hair. By disrupting the synthesis and the production of michael kors outlet
melanin, it works well in skin lightening. However, there have been concerns raised about the safety of the products. It not only irritates the skin, but might also result in Ochronosis, a blue black discoloration caused by deposits of ochre colored pigment. Moreover, it is an unstable component which when exposed to sunlight and air can turn a shade of brown and become quite ineffective. In countries like France and Japan, the use of this ingredient in skincare products cosmetics is banned.
Mercury: Many skin whitening creams use ammoniated mercury or mercury chloride as the michael kors outlet canada
active ingredient. This is quite harmful and may cause neurotoxic problems such as ataxia, speech michael kors clearance
and hearing impairment; mental problems, kidney problems such as mercury induced nephropathy and immunotoxicity.
Other harmful ingredients include mineral oil, dioxane, parabens, alcohols and fragrances. Instead of the above ingredients, look out for kojic acid, liquorice michael kors handbags outlet canada
extract, azelaic acid, extracts of bearberry, mulberry, white mulberry and oakley sunglasses outlet
paper mulberry, to inhibit the melanin formation gradually.
Natural Methods of Skin Whitening
If you are worried about the side effects of the skin whitening cream for body, you can try using some simple michael kors handbags clearance
homemade skin whiteners.
Mix of one teaspoon of honey, lemon juice, milk powder and half a teaspoon of almond oil. Apply this on your body and let it stay michael kors canada
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for 15 minutes before you can wash it off.
Yogurt mixed with tomato juice and oatmeal, applied to the body and rinsed off after twenty minutes can help fight the dark spots caused by sun tanning.
Grated potato applied on the body helps reduce blemishes and other marks.
Being a natural bleaching and lightening agent, lime juice mixed with turmeric powder can help reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
For African Americans, there are some whitening creams formulated specifically for black skin. For instance, the cosmetic brand Makari has cheap oakley sunglasses
a range of creams for black people with natural products. So rather than opting for harsh chemicals, you can try using natural products which can michael kors sandals clearance
even out the tone, discoloration, and blotchiness of the skin, causing the overall appearance to be brighter and smoother.