Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How to whiten your skin

How to whiten your skin

The demand of skin whitening varies from person to person. Some want to recover from sun exposure and others want to recapture their original skin tone. Here are some tips and steps on how to whiten your skin.

Skin whitening

Skin whitening is used to make your skin looks lighter. There are many techniques available to whiten your skin. Many of these techniques work through the process of exfoliation. Exfoliation process helps get rid of dead skin at the outermost layer of the skin and unveiling a new layer.

The agents or chemicals that are used in skin whitening normally works in two ways i.e.

1. By absorbing the UV rays that are responsible for darkening your skin.

2. By reducing the melanin pigments that darken your skin in high concentration.

Some ingredients are found commonly in these types of products such as kojic acid, ascorbic acid, hydroquinone, etc, which inhibit tyrosinase that helps in producing melanin.

Skin bleaching

Another technique of skin whitening is skin bleaching. Skin bleaching agents contains hydroquinone that prevents the melanin production.

Chemical peel

- It is an effective way of rejuvenating your skin.

- They use the bleaching product such as hydroquinone but with greater strength.

For your good- try to use organic/natural ways to whiten your skin. See other posts for more info. about those safe and natural ways.

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