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Skin Bleaching Methods and Facts

Skin bleaching is one the skin lightening or skin whitening process that involves use of chemicals to remove the dark top layer of the skin. It is a common thing among the blacks, African Americans and Asians. Skin bleaching is one of the best way to on how to get a beautiful skin and an even tone since it helps in the removal of skin blemishes such as birthmarks, freckles moles, tanning and uneven skin tone.

There are various methods on how to bleach your skin. Skin Lightening pills are among what most people prefer due to their effectiveness and antioxidant property. They are available in different kinds and forms such as tablets, capsules and supplements. Glutathione pills are among the best if you prefer this method.

Types have different levels of effectiveness depending on the ingredients used. Similarly there are skin whitening soap that are more or less same to the creams. Kojic acid is one of the ingredient you should look for in any skin lightening soap. Papaya is an example of skin soap that is made from all natural ingredients hence gentle on skin.

Most of the skin lightening products have side effects, dangers and risks to the skin. Especially when used in excess or on sensitive skin they can be a real problem. Rashes, allergies, skin irritations, permanent bleaching and skin burning are some of the most harmful effect of these products. You can however attain a fair skin using natural ingredients that are safe and gentle on your skin

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How to Bleach Your Skin Naturally

exfoliation: This is the removal of dead skin cells from the top of your skin. Sugar scrub with honey is the best natural skin exfoliator. Sugar is a natural abrasive while honey is medicinal as well as providing a shiny beautiful skin. Exfoliate your skin for two times a week for you to get fair skin.

Moisturizing: Once you have exfoliated your skin remember to apply a natural moisturizer. Almond oil, coconut oil or sunflower oil are the best to use. Moisturizing helps in protecting your skin against drying and from the harsh environmental conditions. Take enough amount of water regularly to help your skin remain supple smooth and soft.

Cleaning: Every morning and evening you need to wash your body or face. This helps in the removal of dust and germs that causes the skin pores to block hence affecting the normal skin excretion mechanisms. Washing also helps on relaxing your skin hence prevent formation of wrinkles.

Microdermabrasion is a good alternative option for people whose skin is sensitive to acid peels and creams. It essentially exfoliates or “polishes” the skin, removing dull, darker layers and leaving skin brighter and fresher.

  • During the treatment, a small closed vacuum with a rotating diamond tip is applied to the face. Dead skin cells are removed and sucked into the vacuum.
  • The treatment usually takes somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes, although 6 to 12 treatments may be necessary to achieve noticeable results.
  • Some people may experience a little redness or dryness after the treatment but, in general, microdermabrasion has fewer side effects than other treatments.[2]

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The citric acid in lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent which could possibly be used help to lighten the skin, if used carefully. It’s critically important to avoid going out in the sun with citrus juice on your skin, however, which can cause a painful reaction called “phytophotodermatitis.”[3] To use lemon to safely:

  • Squeeze the juice from half a lemon and dilute it to half strength with water. Dip a cotton ball in the liquid and apply the lemon juice to your face, or wherever you wish to lighten the skin. Leave the lemon juice to sit on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not go outside during this time, as the juice makes your skin hyper-sensitive to sunlight.
  • Thoroughly rinse your skin when you’re done, then apply a good moisturizer as lemon juice can be very drying. Repeat this treatment 2 to 3 times a week (no more) for best results.[4]

Turmeric is an Indian spice which has been used in skin lightening treatments for thousands of years. While the effects haven’t been studied, turmeric is believed to inhibit melanin production, thereby preventing the skin from becoming tanned.

  • Mix turmeric with some olive oil and chickpea flour to form a paste. Apply the paste to the skin using gentle circular motions. This will help to exfoliate the skin.
  • Leave the turmeric paste to sit on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off. The Turmeric may stain your skin slightly yellow, but this should quickly wear off.
  • Repeat this treatment once or twice a week for best results. You can also use turmeric in your Indian cooking![5]