Pros and Cons of Skin Brightening Creams Are They Right for You?
Being in an advert nowadays requires you not only to have Latin American origins to boast, but the competition is so high that you need to develop some exceptional capabilities to be considered as a decent competitor. The same spirit seems to have somehow moved to the opposite side of the TV screen, with many faithful fans from all over the world having cracked under the immense pressure and started playing the same game.
The whole new trend has taken over our lives and occupied us with a problem the world hadn’t heard of before – having brighter skin. Don’t get it wrong, African Americans aren’t the only people with a desire to make their skin brighter – Europeans, Australians and many others have also realized that they need to change something in their lives.
One good thing about skin brightening is that you are in no way forced to undergo a surgery to achieve any of your goals. On the contrary, all you need to do is apply a cream that has been proven to work. The only preoccupation you should have is to combine useful/helpful with safe and you’re good to go.
How Do They Work?
Have you ever asked yourself how can the skin possibly have the ability to change its tone after a couple of hours of sunbathing? The answer lays hidden in melanin, a pigment that protects your skin from UVB radiation and reduces the risk of cancer. People with a higher concentration of melanin usually have a darker skin tone and are less likely to get cancer at any point in their lives than the ones with a brighter skin. Melanin is also the main factor which determines the color of your hair, eyes and skin.
Skin brightening creams were developed on a unique formula which combines several effective ingredients in optimal concentrations to affect the level of melanin in the skin and make it brighter. The pharmaceutical industry has gone a long way since its very beginnings and has found several natural ingredients to be highly beneficial when it comes to reducing the amount of melanin:
Kojic Acid – Carrying the nickname ‘koji’, kojic acid is a substance that inhibits the production of melanin. An interesting fact about koji is that it has been used in the production of sake (Japanese rice wine) for a very long time now.
Alpha Arbutin – Most commonly found at the rate of 2% (optimal concentration), alpha arbutin is a glycoside that has been approved by many researches, since it doesn’t cause any side effects.
Hydroquinone – Many words have been spoken about it, yet it somehow managed to find itself a place in the composition of some skin brightening creams. Hydroquinone is undoubtedly one of the best ingredients found in today’s market, though it has been associated with various health problems.
Mercury – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an official statement regarding the use of mercury some time ago, though it has been illegally used in dozens of different products ever since. Mercury helps skin blemishes disappear very quickly and allows you to change the skin tone to your preferences, but it has a dark side nobody could possibly ignore.
Vitamins A and C – Vitamin A plays an important role in fading brown and black spots, whereas vitamin C fixes any imperfections that appear as a result of sun exposure.
Pros and Cons
You have the freedom to skip the ‘Cons’ section – if you’d like, but finding out more about the product that has given a boost to your enthusiasm will be beneficial for your health.
Skin brightening creams make your skin look much younger after just a couple of weeks of use and produce an effect many women are desperately seeking. On the other hand, you do have to give your best to maintain balance and grow spiritually to complement the overall impression about your all-new personality.
The removal of skin blemishes is a process that lasts as long as skin brightening creams are regularly applied. Since the majority of skin imperfections are caused by the uneven distribution of melanin, sun and age spots and freckles can either become less noticeable or completely disappear.
Luckily, you won’t have any troubles finding the right product for your needs, as the global availability seems to be expanding very rapidly and you are very likely to come across dozens of skin brightening creams in your local store. That, unfortunately, wasn’t the case a couple of decades ago, when purchasing a skin brightening cream was a privilege.
Other than the fact that you should always thoroughly read everything about the active ingredients, there’s always a chance that you may experience some side effects.
Harmful Ingredients (doesn’t account for all-natural creams)
Depending on which way you decide to go (natural creams or their synthetic variants), you may come into a situation where you will have to deal with some harmful ingredients. Regardless of the superhuman efforts some international organizations are putting into preventing controversial products from being launched on the market, several products always manage to stay away from the public eye.
This is one of those moments when you are hyped about something and suddenly start feeling like the heaviest rock on the planet Earth fell on you. The sad fact is that you should better have some decent savings if you want to afford a high-quality skin brightening cream.
It would be great if we could enjoy the benefits of skin brightening creams without getting exposed to some controversial ingredients or raising a loan, though this simply can’t be part of the real world. Avoiding harmful constituents can be achieved by choosing natural alternatives, though the amount of money you have to cash out stays as the main problem. To be honest though, nothing can be achieved in life without compromising and you have to pay a certain price to make your dream come true.