Why would you use skin lighteners? You may have skin problems such as freckles, age spots, acne scars. You may have discoloration related to hormone changes. You may just want to lighten the tone of your skin.
These products can help with those issues. They may also be called bleaching creams, whiteners, skin brighteners, or fading creams.
The color of our skin is determined by the amount of melanin in the skin. This is a pigment produced by specialized cells in our skin called melanocytes. People with dark skin have more melanin.
How much melanin your skin has generally relies on your genetic makeup. Sunlight exposure, hormones, skin damage, and exposure to certain chemicals can also affect melanin production.
Skin lighteners contain active ingredients that reduce the amount of melanin in the skin where they are applied. These ingredients may be chemically or naturally based.
These products may also have potential side effects. We look at the list of ingredients of the products. We can highlight what to look out for and how they may affect you.
Your aim may be to have the complexion of an English Rose. You may want to reduce the appearance of unwanted blemishes. We look at how efficient these products may be in helping you achieve your goal.