Dangers of Skin Whitening Products

September 12, 2014
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Skin bleaching or skin whitening is not a new concept. Back in the Elizabethan times women and men strived to achieve a pale white skin complexion. This was considered to be a sign of beauty and also of social standing. Those who could afford to applied Ceruse – a paste made from vinegar and white lead – to their face, neck and chest. For woman […]

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What Causes Hyperpigmentation of the Skin?

June 8, 2014
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Your skin’s natural colour is determined by the amount of melanin present. Melanin is a pigment produced in the upper layers of the skin. The production of melanin is called melanogenesis which causes the skin to visibly “tan” after exposure to UV radiation. Melanin can effectively absorb 99.9% of UV radiation and, because of this property, […]

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7 Natural Ingredients That Really Whiten Skin

May 19, 2014
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Skin whitening creams are often used to address problems associated with hyper-pigmentation, including melasma, acne scars, dark spots and uneven skin tones. Traditionally these creams were formulated using synthetic ingredients like hydroquinine and mercury. These ingredients are both effective bleaching agents as they supress the formation of melanin, the pigment that darkens or “tans” our […]

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Skin Whitening VS Skin Brightening – what’s the difference?

April 30, 2014
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Skin lightening creams can contain products that are designed to either brighten or whiten the skin (or both). While all of these products can help to improve the overall complexion of your skin, I believe the difference lies in the combination of lightening ingredients used. While some ingredients are designed to exfoliate and “brighten” or enhance […]

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How To Treat Melasma On The Face

April 22, 2014
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What is Melasma? – Quick Facts Melasma is a common form of dark skin pigmentation that usually appears on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and chin. It can appear as a light tan, dark patchy brown or blue-grey skin discoloration. Melasma is caused by overactive melanocytes in the skin. Melanocytes are the cells responsible for […]

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Choosing a Safe Skin Whitening Cream

April 12, 2014
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If you have been searching for a safer skin whitening cream, you are not alone! Skin whitening creams have become extremely popular in recent years as people look for ways to improve the overall appearance of their skin and address their skin pigmentation problems. As with any skin care product, care should be taken when buying a whitening […]

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