Sunday, May 11, 2008

3 Practical Treatments For Natural Skin Lightening

By Cavyl

Freckles, acne spotting, uneven complexion, age spots, or melasma can develop whether we are in our 20's or 50's. Whatever the problem is, these are not signs of healthy skin. Fortunately, there is a solution to these types of problems. You can use some natural skin lightening treatments to finally get that radiant look you've always wanted.

Treatment 1: Exfoliation

If you find that you have blotchy or dull skin, you might be carrying an accumulation of dead skin cells, sebum, dirt, and semi-solid matter in your skin's pores. We naturally shed skin cells from time to time, however, skin cell turnover can stop working properly due to several factors including poor blood circulation and buildup of toxins in your body. Sebum can accumulate overnight when we're sleeping and external pollutants can clog pores and cause inflammation.

Exfoliating once in awhile can get rid of dead skin cells, excess oils and dirt remaining on your skin, thus freeing your pores and allowing them to "breath". Exfoliating can also promote healthy skin cell turnover and smoothen out blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. This gives you a much clearer complexion.

Treatment 2: Hydration

Dryness causes discoloration and scarring because the skin loses its elasticity and ability to heal properly. As a result, UV rays, heat, wind, and cold weather easily damage the skin. When damaged skin does not have enough moisture, it tends to form scars; scarring is actually the abnormal healing of the skin. Breakouts can result in acne scars that look like dark sunspots or freckles.

Always moisturize after cleansing and exfoliating. Doing so will provide your skin with a protective barrier against external hazards. Try using vegetable shortening (soybean oil derivative) to naturally moisturize and lighten your skin tone. Natural moisturizers like this are able to absorb easily into the skin and so are effective.

Sometimes, you can't help but be out in the sun when you're outdoors. So to further prevent dry skin, use sunscreens that contain UVA or UVB protection. The harmful rays of the sun cause photoaging and hyperpigmentation.

Treatment 3: Nourishment

Oftentimes, discoloration and dullness occurs because of an underlying problem. If you have a poor diet for example, then there's nothing to sustain healthy, glowing skin. Eat more fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants to fight against free radicals that damage healthy skin cells.

If you want optimum natural skin lightening, find a natural and mild product that cleanses, moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Look for products that contain natural antioxidants such as squalene oil and vitamins A, C, and E and the natural antioxidant and skin lightener arbutin, which doesn't have the side effects of other skin lighteners. Another natural whitener, Z Whitener, enhances the effects of arbutin. Another ingredient, lumiskin regulates melanin, a component in the skin that makes skin darker. Other ingredients to look for include evening primrose oil and allantoin, which eliminate toxins, moisturize, combat infections and act as anti-inflammatory agents that prevent reddening and scarring.

No matter what age we are we may experience some sort of discoloration or dullness on the skin. Natural skin lightening is all about maintaining radiant, healthy, and younger-looking skin without the irritation or harshness. It is important to look for natural ingredients that work well with your skin.

Author Resource:- Cavyl is an avid researcher of skin brighteners and runs a successful blog dedicated to providing reviews, tips and information for the benefit of the customer. For more great free tips, please visit my blog at

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