Skin whitening, skin lightening and skin bleaching is a technique of making a person's skin lighter. This is done by reducing the melanin responsible for dark skin. Some chemicals in form of pills and injections are available. Some of those chemicals (such as compounds of mercury) may be toxic.
Most skin lightening treatments are done to moles and birthmarks, but lightening unaffected skin parts is also possible. More people use such treatments because prices have dropped and there is better availability.
Different Methods of lightening skin[change | change source]
The main ways in which you should try to lighten your skin complexion are as follows.
Skin whitening creams and Skin lightening soaps:
- Alpha-Arbutin (Bearberry)
- Kojic acid
- Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
- Sodium lactate
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
- Ascorbic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)
- Licorice Extract
- Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)
Whitening pills with glutathione:
- Vitamin C
- Alpha lipoic acid
- And many L-glutathione boosters
Masks with various plant based ingredients:
There are lots of different methods to using Natural ingredients and making your own powerful skin creams. You can read more about it here Natural ways to get whiter skin
References[change | change source]
- Lee, Heun Joo et al 2015. Hesperidin, a popular antioxidant inhibits melanogenesis via Erk1/2 mediated MITF degradation. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16 (8). 
- Rashid, Aliya, A rush to cream the fairness fetish Dai
- http://whitenskin.net/ The best tips for the perfect skin
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