Skin color is an important attribute of beauty and is also of endless concern. Asian cultures associate lighter and even complexion with higher social status compared to Western cultures for whom a tanned complexion is associated with a healthy glow. Today’s demand for skin lightening products are on the rise to achieve fairer and lighter complexion, but they are also an excellent tool to fight age-related hyper pigmentation (age spots).
also known as bleaching creams, whiteners, skin brighteners, or fade — work by reducing a pigment called melanin in the skin. Most people who use lighteners do so to treat skin problemssuch as freckles, age spots, acne scars, or discoloration related to hormones. It is also a technique used to lighten naturally dark skin.
Skin lightening products do come with some risks. As with any new product, be sure to read the label and know the facts before you buy and apply a skin lightener.
Skin color is determined by the amount of melanin in the skin. Melanin is a pigment produced by specialized cells called melanocytes. People with dark skin have more melanin.
How much melanin your skin has is mainly a matter of your genetic makeup. Sunlight exposure, hormones, skin damage, and exposure to certain chemicals can also affect melanin production.
Changes in skin color will often resolve themselves. For instance, tans fade when the amount of direct exposure to sunlight is reduced. But over time, certain discolorations, such as “age” spots or “liver” spots, become more or less permanent.
Skin bleaching is a cosmetic treatment to reduce the prominence of skin discolorations and even out the color of the skin. You can buy bleaching creams over the counter and by prescription.
Some people apply skin lightener to their entire body to change their complexion, but this can be very risky. The active ingredient in some skin lighteners is mercury, so bleaching can lead to mercury poisoning.
Mercury is a toxic agent that can cause serious psychiatric, neurological, and kidney problems. Pregnant women who use a skin lightener with mercury can pass the mercury to their unborn child.
The use of mercury as an ingredient in skin lighteners is banned in most countries. However, some skin lighteners produced may still contain mercury.
S.N.H. Natural Whitening Cream , Skin lightening formula, made of Natural Oils and Herbal Extracts that inhibits the production of Melanin pigments. Effectively lightens age spots and dark skin areas.
How to use:
After cleansing, apply S.N.H. Natural Whitening Cream on face and neck twice daily by circular massage until complete absorption.