The term skin whitening means lightening of pigment of skin by different methods. Skin whitening refers to cosmetic methods applied to whiten the skin. Skin is darkened due to enzymes in the skin pigment cells. Women, especially Asian women, have always tried to get clearer and fairer skin.
Flawless and clear skin helps get better appearance and boosts confidence. Skin pigment, melanin, is reduced by different methods to make the skin tone lighter during skin whitening procedure.
Skin gets dark due to formation of dark spots. These dark spots are formed by increase and built up of melanin. Production of melanin is increased due to sun exposure and skin become dark. Other reason for getting dark complexion is age; skin gets hyper pigmentation with increasing age. Melanin gets accumulated in the skin of arms, legs, back etc.
It is said that beauty is not in getting fairer skin but you should have smooth texture of skin irrespective of skin color. But skin whitening is beneficial for the people who need to have fairer skin due to professional reasons. Also, it is helpful for the people who get dark skin color due to some medical reasons and they want their original skin tone. Skin whitening agents are help to improve texture of skin. It alters skin texture to brighter and translucent form from the rough and blemished one.
Skin Whitening Products:
Over the years cosmetic companies are investing in research for finding great solutions of skin whitening. There is wide array of skin whitening products available in the market, ranging from low cost to expensive ones, but all are promising to give fairer complexion. Fairer skin definitely attracts the attention of people around them irrespective of their facial features, that’s why white skin is in demand.
Most of the skin-whitening products contain chemicals like hydroquinone, kojic acid, arbutin, azealic acid, ascorbic acid, glycyrhetinic acid. These chemicals act as inhibitors of the enzyme, tyrosinase, in the pigment cells, melanocytes. Melanocytes produce melanin.
Some of the skin whitening agents target darkening of skin due to specific disorder.
Skin whitening agents act in specific manner to lighten the skin. Skin renews itself after every 28 days. Action of skin whiteners starts after the old skin cells are shed off. Then new skin cells containing less melanin come to the surface of skin. This skin layer of new cells is even smoother and fairer.
Using skin whitening products in routine along with proper skin care gives positive results and it will prevent skin from getting darker. The most widely used skin whitening agent is hydroquinone. But recently according to some studies, it has shown some toxic effects. There are safer alternatives like arbutin, kojic acid and licorice derivatives.
Arbutin is the most recent discovery. It is better than other products as it does not show any toxic effects and odor is also not displeasing. It is extracted from blueberry plant by solid extraction which is environmentally safe procedure. Besides lightening of skin, Arbutin prevents liver spots, freckles and pigmentation.
Kojic Acid, which is a fungal metabolic product, inhibits the catecholase action of tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is important enzyme for synthesis of skin pigment melanin. Kojic acid is used to treat sun damaged skin. It is used in combination with glycolic acid. Retinol, which is vitamin A in natural form, is applied topically to exfoliate the skin to bring smoother and lighter skin to the surface.
To prevent darkening of skin, you should apply sunscreen lotion with effective SPF. It prevents harmful UV rays to darken the skin.
Some effective Home treatments for Skin Whitening:
Besides all the chemical based cosmetic products for skin whitening, you can also use some home remedies for this purpose. If used regularly, you will see positive results.
Apply a paste of turmeric powder and lime juice to reduce tan with their natural bleaching abilities. Another remedy is to prepare a mixture of 1 tsp milk powder, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp honey and ½ tsp almond oil. Apply it daily for 10-15 and rinse it off with lukewarm water. Rubbing of raw potato over the blemishes and tan gives positive results because of its bleaching qualities. Take 4 blanched almonds and grind them with milk. Apply it over your skin overnight and wash with cold water. Within 15 days, you will see the change.
Apart from these home remedies, you should take wholesome diet which includes all the essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals required for glowing healthy skin.
Learn The Power Of Aromatherapy
Where many essential oils come from.
Strengthen and tone every major muscle in your body.
12 Hour Toothache Cure - Tooth Ache
20 of the best, most effective, proven natural toothache remedies known to give fast acting pain relief within minutes.
|Add your Home Remedy below..|
Hai my skin is dark suggest some home made remedies to improve the complexion both body and facr
#1 - sudha - 01/10/2009 - 04:15
I want to get a fair complexion with home made produsts
#2 - ramani - 01/14/2009 - 07:45
mix 10ml of lemon juice with milk and honey add grated cheese and rub it your skin upto 15 minutes and rinsed off. do it everyday and you'll see a glowing healthy whiter skin in just 7 days!
#3 - Lyrehs - 01/17/2009 - 07:38
does that really works? thanks for simple comment that could make big difference..:-D
#4 - sheelah - 05/21/2009 - 09:48
apply grated cucumber or cucumber juice over face for 2o-30 minutes everyday.before u wash ur face massage ur face with it and then wash.u will see ur face getting whiter.
#5 - Uma - 06/05/2009 - 01:58
i have a light brown latina complexion. over the past 2 weeks, ive mixed about one fourth of a cup of lemon juice, half a cup of milk, and a cup of oatmeal, and a teaspoon of honey and brown sugar.
my skin has been getting noticeably lighter.
try it :]]
#6 - glori. - 06/16/2009 - 14:51
hi! im having blackheads on my nose and it looks dicusting to me for that pleaze tell me home made remedies to get rid of these blackheads forever.
#7 - jiya - 06/20/2009 - 02:53
i apply&rub calamansi on my dark spot skin for 20-30 minutes and wash with warm water.it is very effective to have a fair skin.and it proven to whiten skin also.;-)
#8 - sashie - 08/22/2009 - 00:47
u can also try milk ,white henna powder and drop of lemon juice,to become your skin white...safe and effective in 2 weeks.
#9 - zen - 09/21/2009 - 12:10
hey i kinds have a tanned skin give me an easier home remedies to get it whiter and clear
#10 - susu - 10/21/2009 - 17:26
Hey i have dark spots on my cheeks, i tried everything, creams to pres riptions, anyone have anything that will help me get rid of them?:-(
#11 - dark spots - 11/04/2009 - 10:14
Skin lightening-bleaching cream-skin whitening-fade cream. Don't bleach your skin until you read this.
#12 - findm - 01/01/2010 - 08:41
i got dark spot because of acne. when its go the acne live small spot on my chick it take times to desappears
#13 - shanna - 03/18/2010 - 01:54
hey....just few year back i used to play cricket...thts why my skin colour not a too much bt dark than befor...plzzzzzz tell me suggetion for me..how to skin whitening for me
#14 - jeetu - 04/23/2010 - 02:10
hi! can someone plz tell me the ingridients used 4 the "haldi ubtan" which is applied 2 the bride???
#15 - amisha - 05/03/2010 - 12:56
;-) hai im in a fair complexion of skin but icant find ways to make my self satisfied with my complexion. i just want to lighten my skin in natural ways please help me !! thanx:-D
#16 - jobelle - 05/06/2010 - 02:15
MY SKIN IS VERY DRY AND DULL ,I WANT REDUCE PIMPLES AND WANT TO MAKE MY SKIN FAIR.PLZ GIVE ME SOME SOLUTION FOR ME
#17 - hudha - 05/24/2010 - 01:42
hi i have my hands and feet darker than my face.my face is quite light than my hands.i want to make my hands look fairer.please suggest...
#18 - anindita - 05/30/2010 - 23:22
I really need help for you, i am having dark circles under eyes and my face skin got tan and as well as black head on face. My skin is dry skin, iam 26 year girl. Kindly revert back to with good suggestion
#19 - T.Chandrakala - 06/25/2010 - 01:26
hy;i have dark frackelson my both cheeks plesssssgive me suggeset how its remov.i am so worried about it.:-ociajihaeB-)>-(
#20 - pari - 07/13/2010 - 15:36
to #15, there are different mixtures
1. besan, tumeric, olive oil, lemon juice, and milk
2. besan, tumeric, lemon, mustard oil, water
3. tumeric, bengal gram, sandalwood, rose petals, jasmine, lemon juice, walnut oil, mustard oil, clay
#21 - alana - 09/30/2010 - 20:43
apply rose water;-)
#22 - neha - 10/09/2010 - 00:10
hey i need some remedies which does not include lemon or lime cause it irritates my skin and it starts swelling so please tell me some easy effective home made skin whitening remedies please help :-(:oops:
#23 - ella - 10/14/2010 - 07:58
after using some bleaching cream some parts of my face like upperlip area have become dark and patchy i dont knw why.its lookin bad.please suggest me some remedy to overcome it.
#24 - sabah - 11/16/2010 - 06:13
>-( my hand is darker than my body. Somebody help me how to whiten my black hands? Im too desperate.
#25 - ritchie - 12/13/2010 - 04:51
i m light brown in colour and i want to make my skin white and fair and glow i want to remove marks and black dots from it is there any solution guy can u help me.
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
#26 - abdul - 01/02/2011 - 07:10
i had dark marks on my forehead and on my chin please give me a solution
#27 - abhi - 01/10/2011 - 09:26
i want to become fairer plz tell me home remdy
#28 - soni - 02/05/2011 - 07:12
;-)hi can u send me a suggestion on how to whitten skin w/out using chemical products?
#29 - mani - 03/04/2011 - 01:40
take wheat flour and mix it with curd or milk upto 15-30 minutes u will see ur skin is whitening after evening
#30 - sudha - 03/27/2011 - 22:43
APPLY ONLY TOMATO IT IS A REAL MIXTURE TO FACE FOR WHITENING
#31 - POOJA - 03/27/2011 - 22:46
[@] every morning
#32 - nisha - 04/05/2011 - 10:23
hi i m19 years old having dry, sensitive,bit pimplly skin.my skin soon get dark while little xplosure to sun,. can u suggest any home made tip which make me rid of this problem .
#33 - asiya ali - 04/29/2011 - 14:19
I have blackspot on my leg because of mosquito bite plz give sugestion
#34 - Bhavi - 12/05/2011 - 09:22
I have strech marks alover my laps, due to some bleaching cream, please help me out with home remedies
#35 - Vicky - 02/01/2012 - 06:59
Hi,my all body skin,face colour is black ,i feel the change my body colour & face colour (suggest me please)
#36 - bunty - 02/10/2012 - 08:41
yar plz tell me k homemade remidy jo hatho aur foot,aur face ko kis tarha sa jaldi white kar da aur plz proper timing,din,bi batana.
#37 - faiza iqbal - 02/11/2012 - 11:37
yarr maray hand bht zada black hai...specially finger k joints wali skin....i m very worry plz help me...and face color is normal...bt very weak..i want red checks and healthy face....wrinkle on face...i am 24yrs old...plz help me becoz i m very worry
#38 - tayyaba.umer - 02/12/2012 - 09:07
oooo is it workes
#39 - meghla - 03/09/2012 - 09:28
I have lots of spots,blemishes on my face and my face is brown i want the ingredients of skin whitning cream that can make in my home or some trusted skin bleaching cream.plz reply to email addres
#40 - Hamid - 03/12/2012 - 09:23
i have dark underams, im always pissed off whenever i wanted to join some competition. Im really begging you guys to give me solutions for this, much better if its home made. please reply to my email. Looking forward for your help. Thank you :)
#41 - kc - 04/22/2012 - 06:03
chop and squeeze lemon juice for face n cucumber for dark circles on your eyes
#42 - sasha - 06/05/2012 - 13:37
my back,thighs n legs are dark i real dont like want to look fair plizzzzzzzzzzz help ashamed of wearing shorts
#43 - kaka - 10/09/2012 - 05:09
my skin is so dark and also i hav blackspots on my face............so plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me to get rid of those problems plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
#44 - stella - 12/06/2012 - 21:23