Smooth and healthy skin is one of the things that make a woman beautiful. But for a lot of Asian women, fair complexion is an added criterion for a perfect skin. Proof of that is the popularity of skin whitening products as well as billboards and magazine covers that promote fair skin as a sign of beauty. If you are one of those who consider fair and young looking skin as a coveted asset then here are some skin lightening options that can help you get your dream complexion.
The most practical yet most tedious option is a homemade concoction. Some of your pantry supplies can be used for whitening by simply applying it on your skin. Lemon and calamansi are common solutions for lightening darkened areas of the body like elbows, knees or underarms. There are also homemade recipes for face mask, body creams, and body wraps can be used for whitening the face and body. Milk, papaya extract, tomato and wheat flour are some of the usual ingredients used for these homemade skin lightening formulas.
If you do not have the time to make such concoctions then you may simply purchase commercially produced products which are readily available in personal care stores, drugstores, and supermarkets. Papaya soap, Kojic creams, lotions, and milk bath soaps are some popular options that you can try. Make sure that you check the labels for mercury content and other harmful chemicals for your own safety.
Another option is to take oral food supplements or vitamins that can help lighten the skin. A lot of women go for glutathione capsules to get beautiful and glowing skin. The antioxidant and whitening properties of these capsules promise to give you fairness from within. If you have the budget for it, glutathione injection can be a more effective option. Just keep in mind that these injections have to be administered by qualified professionals. Other treatments that you can also consider include chemical peel, microdermabrasion, and laser treatment. There are plenty of ways to get you fair and fab looking skin. Just make sure that you do your research on the safety of the products or treatments. Read the labels and watch out for toxic chemical ingredients and consult your dermatologist for the best skin lightening option.
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