Friday, September 10, 2010

Skin Lightening: Effective Tips For Men

Most men are involved in works that requires them to be exposed in the sun , causing sun burns on their skin. Some are engage in heavy works that leave their skin dark spots and scars. Blemishes on their faces can be hidden by their mustache , but once they shave it off, the skin imperfections are very clear to the eyes .

Every day, as each man stands in front of the mirror, there is no way that he would not notice any discolorations on the skin especially after a hectic schedule. Dark circles around the eye can be observed as well.

Of course, an imperfection on the skin is not a pretty sight to all, not only for women, but for men as well. And, men use skin lightener products also to get rid of those uneven skin tones. But, some skin whiteners are made only for men; others are formulated exclusively for women. The reason is simple: the skin of men is different from the skin of women. So, how should men do an effective skin lightening?

First, go for products with natural components. Men have larger skin pores than women have and it was discovered that they have 15% oilier skin than women have. Therefore, when looking for lightening cream, look for something that is chemically free. Deodorant soap contains harsh and rugged components so they might leave detergent layers on the skin when used, especially if applied on the face . This may block the pores of the skin and causes irritation. The natural extracts from plants do not whiten the skin only. It provides minerals and vitamins also to the skin , giving that healthy glow on the face.

Also, use toners with alpha hydroxyl ingredients or glycolic acids. Especially that, men spend more time outside than women, more dirt or pollutant are absorbed by their skin. In addition, choose skin lightening creams that are not sensitive to light because most men want to be outdoors.

Moreover, choose a skin whitener that serves other purposes such as removal of dark spots and pimple marks. A product that serves multiple purposes is an advantage on the part of the buyer and the user.

The skin lightening work by slowing down the production of the melanin on the skin, the dark pigment that determines the color of our skin. The more melanin on the skin, the darker the skin color is. Skin whitening processes were focused mainly in suppressing melanin formation.

Most skin lightening products for men contains hydroquinone, a very harsh and effective skin lightener. Before, it was advertised for its activeness. Today, some does not allow the use of hydroquinone because it poses a serious threat to human health. It is recommended therefore to pick creams that are naturally-based.

Although, when we think of men doing skin lightening, it sound like it is not really masculine. But, going deeper into it, masculine or not, it shows how concern the man is with his body. And it is a good sign of taking care of one’s self.

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