отбеливание лицаSkin whitening is built on the principles of work of the special products aimed at reducing the skin level of the pigment called melanin. Whitening ointments, creams and other cosmetic products are widely used to eliminate age spots, post-acne scars, and discoloration of the skin due to hormonal changes.

In some cases, bleaching agents are used to lighten the dark nature of the skin.

Unfortunately, whitening the skin cannot be called a fully secure the products, their use may be accompanied by side effects, which will be discussed below.

Some people in the pursuit of lighter skin applied bleach to all the body, thus exposing themselves to mercury poisoning. The fact that mercury is a part of many bleaching products, and, as you know, mercury poisoning can cause serious psychiatric, neurological and physiological disorders. Pregnant women use bleaching creams is highly undesirable, as the mercury contamination can be transmitted and still nerozhdennomu child.

Skin whitening is the result of the activity of one or more active ingredients in the cream. The most popular whitening ingredient in the composition of these funds is hydroquinone, this means that the concentration of this substance exceeds 4%, the prescription of the doctor. In addition to hydroquinone in bleaching products may contain steroids or retinoic acid, as well as components of natural origin, such as Kaaawa acid and arbutin, substances obtained from fungi and plants, respectively.

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Chemical peels

Chemical peeling is one of the most popular methods of exfoliation and skin renewal. Ancient Egyptian beauties as peeling used the cream, and in the middle Ages in the recipe peeling was part of tartaric acid and ripe wine. Today in beauty stores, you can find kits for carrying out chemical peels at home, but if you want to minimize the risk of damage to the skin and to achieve maximum results, it is better to trust this process to a qualified beautician.

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Laser resurfacing of the face

In addition to the whitening of the skin, the laser is also aimed at removing wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, spider veins and other skin imperfections. Laser resurfacing procedure is performed only in cosmetic clinics and is often part of complex therapy in combination with liposuction and tightening of the skin.

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Risks and side effects

Potential defeat mercury is one of the most dangerous risks when using whitening products. There are other side effects:

  • Prolonged use of bleaching creams – one of the causes of premature aging of the skin.
  • Whitening cream should be used in combination with sunscreen. Prolonged use of bleaching creams increases the risk of skin cancer from exposure to sunlight.
  • The steroids. Included in some creams increase the risk of infectious contamination, drain the skin, slow down the recovery process.
  • The use of steroid creams on extensive areas of skin can cause steroid poisoning of the body.
  • Hydroquinone can cause irreversible destruction of skin pigment.
  • A variety of bleaching components, including plant origin, can cause skin irritation or allergic reaction.

If you decided to buy something for whitening, please note the following points:

  • Read the instructions, preliminary consultation with a dermatologist.
  • Make sure that the product you intend to purchase, not mercury. Sometimes mercury on the packaging indicated by other words. If the cream is not translated into Russian and in foreign version you see words such as calomel, mercuric, mercurous, or mercurio, you know, that the product contains mercury and its purchase should be abandoned.
  • Pay attention to the content of hydroquinone. Most of the creams available in wide sale contain not more than 2%, if the percentage of hydroquinone is not specified at all, then this cream is not worth buying.
  • Slightly to lighten the skin and get rid of minor defects in the form of pigment spots & uneven tone, you can use simple home cooking.

Purchase scrub, which is useful as much as a plastic tube, in which it is Packed, you can replace the gram flour and gram scrub can be used daily. It gently cleanses the skin without damaging it. 5-6 tablespoons of flour, mix with water to a paste-like consistency and use as a body scrub. Apply the mixture on the body, let it dry for a few minutes, and then rinse with warm or cold water.

Home whitening paste for body more active steps can be made from barley flour. 4 tablespoons flour mix with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, bring the mixture to a paste, adding water as necessary. Apply the paste on damp skin, do not wash until then, until it dries, then rinse with warm water, gently massaging the skin in a circular motion.

For the treatment and prevention of acne is perfect pasta from leaves of neem. Add 2 tablespoons of leaves of neem for pasta barley flour, the recipe for which is given above. This soft scrub gently cleanses your skin by removing bacteria and excess sebum.

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Whitening facial mask

Soak overnight 4-5 walnuts. Then add the nuts 4 tablespoons of milk and mash them into a smooth paste. Apply the mask on face and neck for 15-20 minutes, then wash everything in cold water.

By tablespoon lemon juice, add a quarter of a tablespoon of oil of black cumin seeds field. Apply the mask on for 15-20 minutes, after it dries, then rinse with warm water. For maximum results, do this mask every morning.

Tomato-lemon mask refreshes and brightens the skin. Chop a ripe tomato and mix the slurry with 2 tolevymi tablespoons of lemon oil on a semi-liquid state. Apply the mask on face and neck, leave until dry, then rinse with cold water. The result is a fresh and glowing skin, long course of this mask helps to get rid of post-acne scars.

Lubricate skin of the face and neck raw milk, leave to dry and then rinse with water at room temperature. Milk – refreshes, softens and brightens the skin.

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