I am morena and I love my skin color. But there are some parts of my body that I want to lighten up a little bit like elbows, knees, neck and of course underarms.
Although the procedure and process of lightening the skin has existed for hundreds of years, recently it has become somewhat of a beauty phenomenon. Many women of color have sought a natural method for color extraction, lifting of pigment or simply lightening certain patches of their skin, while other people with various types of complexions seek a refreshed and rejuvenated glow.
Natural skin lightening can be accomplished through home remedies, over the counter skin lightening products or a trip to your dermatologist. If you are searching for a natural approach, your product must contain ingredients that exfoliate, lighten, brighten, smooth, sooth and improve overall skin tone as well as pigment. All you need to do is look in your kitchen or make a trip to the local store as lemons, milk, buttermilk, yogurt, egg whites, tomato juice, honey, almonds, rosewater, fennel, chamomile and turmeric are all known to possess acidic and lightening properties without numerous side effects, but anyone with skin sensitivity or allergy issues should always perform a skin patch test to determine if any adverse reactions may occur.
There are a plethora of natural skin lightening recipes available in books, magazines and on the Internet. Most of these combine the ingredients to be applied as a mask that remains on for at least 15-20 minutes and should be removed with warm water. To garner real results, the mask must be applied several times a week. An example of a natural recipe is to mix a tablespoon of crushed almonds or almond powder with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon, then apply the mixture to the face for 15 minutes. Almonds are known for their lightening benefits, honey is a moisturizing humectant, and lemons lighten and exfoliate.
Over-the-counter, skin-lightening products can be used in conjunction with homemade concoctions, and are available through reputable online skin care companies, department stores, health food stores, drug stores, catalogs, cosmetic representatives and skin care spas. One such product is Perfective Ceuticals Divine Bright. It contains Gigawhite (processed from alpine plants) and Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (which inhibits melanin production) and another is Reviva Labs Skin Lightener for Day. It is a blend of natural lightening ingredients that include mulberry, limejuice, and kojic acid. .
Lightening the skin can easily be accomplished with either natural components or through commercially produced products without having to resort to medical procedures or chemically based ingredients.
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About the Author:
As founder of Focus Medical Spa in Orange County, California, Dr. Mostamand is accustomed to hearing glowing feedback from thousands of grateful clients. For the past 10 years, his medical spa has offered non-invasive aesthetic procedures and physician grade skincare solutions to women seeking to rejuvenate and restore their damaged or aging skin.
In an effort to expand his ability to assist clients seeking to restore and maintain their youthful appearances, Dr Mostamand founded a skin care website. Since 2006, DrSkinSpa.com has been dedicated to providing complimentary skincare consultations as well as easy access to more than 4,000 of the most effective, physician grade anti-aging skincare products available.
His well-received book, Ageless Skin Obsession, provides valuable insight into the latest skincare research and the assists readers in making educated decisions in their quest to capture the essence of ageless skin.
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