Skin bleaching is one of the most popular skin care procedures used to achieve lighter, more even complexion. It helps correct skin discolorations caused by scars, pimples and acne. It also helps lighten dark areas such as freckles and age spots. Skin whitening at home can be achieved using the right formulations and recipes. However, is a do-it-yourself (DIY) skin lightening procedure safe and effective? Here is a look at the many advantages of a DIY skin bleaching procedure:
Recipes for bleaching skin at home often include natural ingredients
As effective as chemical-based skin bleaching products are, many of them contain ingredients that could harm the skin. Some side effects may also take time to manifest and only become apparent after continuous use.
Recipes used for home skin bleaching, on the other hand, use natural ingredients such as extracts and oils from plants that are known to lighten skin. Natural ingredients are as effective as chemical-based ingredients but these are comparatively gentler on the skin. With natural skin bleaching preparations, there is less risk of experiencing any adverse side effects.
Natural ingredients are already proven
Most of the natural ingredients included in homemade skin whitening products and recipes have decades or even centuries of proven use. Many of these were part of the beauty regimen of queens, empresses and noble women who had access to some of the best skin care products of their time. To this day, many of these ingredients are still being used, trusted by men and women in many parts of the world because of their efficacy and safety.
You know exactly what you are using
Once you decide on the ideal recipe for skin whitening at home, you know exactly what goes into the solution. With commercial products, there is a good chance that more than half of what is listed on the bottle’s label is unknown to you. Some skin bleaching products may even contain additives that have nothing to do with the efficacy of the cream or solution. Some additives, for example, are included as stabilizers, colorants or deodorants. They are not actually needed to make the product more effective and in fact, do not contribute in lightening the skin.
Avoid the expense
There is a reason why people pay a premium for a popular brand of skin care product, including bleaching solutions. When people pick up a bottle of branded cream, toner or astringent, they are also paying for the cost of research and development, marketing, advertising and of course, the prestige of using that product. A large percentage of the price they pay actually has nothing to do with the real cost of the product. Furthermore, should the product require a prescription, it may often be necessary to pay for a dermatologist’s consultation fees.
When using natural ingredients for skin whitening at home, you can avoid paying more than you need to since ingredients are often very affordable and available at the local store. Even with regular use, homemade bleaching products can still potentially save you hundreds of dollars. With the right recipe, it is possible to whiten skin safely and enjoy the considerable savings at the same time.