Beauty is often measured with brightened, radiant skin and free from blemishes. To get the desired face tone some are willing to spend a lot of money trying out different types of brightening/bleaching products on the market. There is no doubt that the demand for such products is very high especially among women regardless of age. To avoid unwanted effects, consumers need to obtain sufficient information before deciding to try a product.
Natural way to brighten the skin
Here are some natural ways to make your skin glow and glow without the use of skin lightening.
- Diet – Diet is an important process for making your skin smooth and smooth. Therefore, avoid fast food and replace it with healthy and nutritious foods.
- Water – Drink water regularly to prevent dehydration and make your face look healthy and glowing
- Skin cleansing – Clean the skin properly. Choose natural and effective products.
Apart from the natural ways, a consumer could try a skin whitening treatment. Skin whitening treatment is a formulation of skin lightening products that usually consist of one or a combination of several ingredients such as vitamin C, kojic acid, tranexamic acid, alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), nicotinamide (vitamin B3), arbutin, plant extracts and so on. Generally, these substances act on the process of producing melanin, a substance that affects the color of the human skin. Melanin is the main cause of the darkening of the skin but is very much needed as a natural skin protector from UV rays.
A product doesn’t have to have the same effect on every individual. Different effects may be due to differences in skin structure or level of skin irritation between individuals which are also influenced by various factors including diet, stress, physical activity, exposure to sunlight and so on.
Brightening products are used to get lighter skin based on the color of the skin. But this process has a side effect. Some skin brightening products are very dangerous and can cause skin cancer.
Consumers are advised to be more rational regarding the expected effects of using a cosmetic product. Safety factors should be given priority over the effects of beauty. This is because products that deliver the desired results, especially in the short term, have not always been proven safe to use.
Here are the tips that users can follow:
- Read the information on the product label carefully and follow the recommendations.
- Always protect the skin from factors that can damage the skin such as sunlight and a polluted environment and maintain a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet.
- Consult with a qualified health/beauty professional to identify the actual problem you are facing and the appropriate type of product.
- Stop using a cosmetic product if you have unwanted side effects and consult your doctor if necessary.
Apart from using products, there is an option such as whitening lasers. Skin whitening lasers are procedures that use certain energy to lift dead skin cells that hinder the growth of new skin cells. Not only does it whiten the face, but it is also useful in treating various skin problems, such as melasma, fine lines or wrinkles, acne scars, and black spots on the face.
Skin whitening lasers are of two types, namely ablative and non-ablative lasers. These two types of treatment together provide effective results if done with the right procedure. The difference lies in the energy used and the recovery time
- Laser ablative
Ablative lasers are invasive procedures that use carbon dioxide or erbium lasers to remove dead cells on the skin’s surface. Treatment with this method is ideal for patients with mild to moderate skin problems, such as wrinkles, acne scars, or sunburns due to sunburn.
Treatment with an ablative laser tends to cause pain so the patient will be given anesthesia before the procedure begins. Even longer recovery times can last from one week to one month.
In addition, patients may be prescribed special medications or ointments to treat swelling and post-treatment infections. Therefore, an ablative laser should only be performed after the patient receives a recommendation from the surgeon.
- Non-ablative lasers
Non-ablative lasers are non-invasive procedures that use heat energy to treat a number of skin problems. In contrast to ablative lasers, this type of treatment focuses more on the lower layers of the skin to accelerate the growth of new collagen.
Because the non-ablative laser does not come in contact with the outer layer of the skin, the recovery time is faster than the ablative laser. Patients will recover soon after one to two days post-treatment, without the need for special medications or ointments such as ablative lasers.
However, it also depends on the skin type of the patient. If the patient’s skin problems are severe enough, doctors may prescribe certain medications or creams to prevent infection or side effects. Patients are also encouraged to undergo further treatment to see significant results