Skin whitening gels can be dangerous. So what options do you have?
There’s a range of reasons many women wish to lighten the color of their skin, and for this reason skin whitening products are becoming extremely popular. Today we wanted to give you a couple of tips for skin whitening.
The first tip is this. Be extremely careful when looking for a skin lightening gel. Unfortunately the sad reality is that most skin whitening products (though not all) can be dangerous to your health.
It all comes down to the ingredients used to produce the whitening effect. One of the most common ingredients found in skin whitening gels is hydroquinone. Hydroquinone has been linked to cancer, has been banned in Europe and is now only to be used in the US under medical supervision.
Unfortunately some unscrupulous manufacturers will still manufacture lightening creams using hydroquinone, illegally. Some of the whitening products found on eBay have been known to be like this.
Hydroquinone produces a lightening effect without doubt, the question is at what risk. Not only as its use been linked to cancer but it can also damage your skin and in fact produce the reverse of the desired effect and end up darkening your skin.
Other toxic ingredients used in in whitening gels are ammoniated mercury and steroids. Both of these should be avoided like the plague.
Unfortunately it is not easy to lighten someone’s skin color. If you suffer from hyper pigmentation, problems with skin discoloration as a result of overexposure to the sun or other problems which may require lightening this isn’t good news.
But there is good news. Scientists were studying the use of a plant known as Extrapone Nutgrass and in particular studying its use as an anti irritant for the skin. During their study they stumbled across the fact that the use of nutgrass suppresses the production of melanin in the skin.
Melanin in the skin darkens your skin color. In fact this is what happens when you get a suntan after exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Your skin produces more melanin to help protect it from sunburn and the darker color is your suntan. Melanin is a skin pigment
So if you have less melanin in your skin it is lighter.
And so if the use of Extrapone nutgrass suppresses the production of melanin then doesn’t this produce a lightening effect? Well in fact that’s exactly what happens and as a result one company is now producing a superb skin lightening product making use of this natural and non-toxic ingredient toproduce effective skin lightening. To find out more read our more detailed page about skin lightening products.
You have to be extremely careful when buying skin whitening creams. Our tip is to avoid the well-known creams and to use a high quality skin lightening product that makes use of nutgrass extract to work, rather than hydroquinone, ammoniated mercury or steroids.
What might surprise you even more is that it comes with a 6 month money back guarantee.
Here’s our 2nd tip for skin whitening. No matter how much you would like to whiten your skin it’s not worth taking the risk of cancer or other health problems.
Be very careful. That’s our best tip for skin whitening.Written by - Natural Skin Health