Skin Lightening Guide: The Basics
Who doesn’t want clear, consistent and radiant skin? Most of us want to be able to face the world confidently, to feel good about our appearance and not self-conscious. Unfortunately, struggles with hyperpigmentation can make this difficult to attain. While hyperpigmentation is common and usually harmless, many who suffer from it find it unsightly and are embarrassed by the dark spots on their skin.
These dark spots most commonly appear on the parts of the body frequently exposed to the sun: face, neck, and hands. However, they can also occur under the arm, or in more intimate places. Hyperpigmentation is caused when melanin - the brown pigment in your skin that is responsible for producing your normal skin color - accumulates in certain areas, making it darker than the surrounding skin.
More people suffer from hyperpigmentation than you might think. For those battling with age aka “liver spots”, or Melasma (larger areas of darkened skin on the face and neck) you are not alone. In the United States alone, nearly 5 million people suffer from melasma, but it disproportionately affects black and brown-skinned women. Fortunately, there are many natural solutions to tackling problems with dark spots, such as skin lightening creams featuring ingredients like Kojic Acid, Algae Extract, Licorice Root and Retinol.
What is Skin Lightening, and How Does it Work?
Skin lightening is the process of proactively tackling issues like hyperpigmentation or discoloration from acne or scar tissue by using a cream to lighten the areas of excess melanin. The goal is to restore your skin’s natural color, reverse the effects of hyperpigmentation, and even out skin tone overall.
There are a variety of at-home skin lightening creams, that allow you to manage this issue in the comfort and privacy of your home. In most cases, you don’t need to pursue more drastic measures like dermabrasion or laser resurfacing. These are invasive and risky techniques with many side effects. We don’t recommend that you go down this path when safer, more natural and beneficial methods are available.
Skin lightening creams for hyperpigmentation work by inhibiting the production of melanin in order to fade out undesired blemishes. As your skin naturally sheds, the outer cells with darker pigmentation will gradually disappear and the new cells beneath won’t contain melanin. Simply by applying the cream twice daily, you can achieve lighter, brighter skin.
Caspah Cosmetics line of skin lightening creams are specially formulated to target and treat particular issues, like age spots, scarring from acne or surgery, or discoloration of private areas.
Spot Lightening and Melasma
Spot lightening creams are expressly designed to treat the many different ways that hyperpigmentation present’s itself on a woman’s skin. Age or “liver” spots are small, generally benign lesions on the skin, usually the result of sun damage. This happens because melanin absorbs the sun’s ultraviolet rays in order to protect the skin from overexposure. This normally results in tanning, but it will only serve to darken and emphasize areas of hyperpigmentation.
Melasma, on the other hand, is characterized by larger dark areas on the face, (cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, chin, and upper lip) and often accompanies hormonal changes, like the use of birth control or pregnancy. By using a specialized spot lightening cream for Melasma and applying it regularly to the affected areas, most people will see results after only 2 weeks.
Though perhaps unsightly, scars are a totally natural and important part of the healing process for the skin after an injury. Whether from surgery, an accident, or bad acne, scars are your body’s way of closing up and repairing the wound. Some minor scars will disappear without treatment, but many persist, and require a scar lightening cream to fully fade away.
A lot can depend on what type of scar you have. Raised or depressed scars are unlikely to lighten naturally because they are differently textured and not flush with the rest of your skin. Acne scars can also be problematic and only get worse with age as skin loosens. Using a scar lightening cream is a safe and effective way to treat any number of undesirable scars:
- C Section Scars
- Acne Scars
- Hysterectomy Scars
- Breast Implant Scars
- Tummy Tuck Scars
- Burn Scars
- Piercing Scars
Caspah Cosmetics Scar Lightening Cream is ideal for treating dark, discolored scars. With our cream, you can even out the skin tone, fade, and lighten the old dark scar tissue area so it is less noticeable. We don’t use any harsh chemicals, so you don’t need to worry about the area becoming itchy or irritated during treatment.
Choose a Skin Cream with Safe, Natural Ingredients
Until recently, many skin lightening creams included the ingredient hydroquinone. Hydroquinone was frequently used because it very effectively reduces melanin in the skin. However, it was found to have a variety of nasty side effects, and is now banned in several countries.
Called the equivalent of a “biological paint stripper” hydroquinone increases the risk of skin cancer and by removing the top layer of skin. It can also cause fatal liver and kidney damage. In other words, it’s to be avoided at all costs - so be very careful to avoid this potentially life-threatening ingredient when purchasing skin lightening creams.
Caspah Cosmetics skin lightening creams are all made in the USA and contain safe and natural ingredients. None of our products contain hydroquinone, mercury, parabens, or perfumes. Unlike other creams on the market, Caspah creams contain no nasty chemicals, so there is no risk of skin irritation on your sensitive areas.
Formulated for a safe and effective lightening treatment of darker areas of skin. Bleaching cream safe for use on nipples, inner thighs, anal, vaginal, penis, and scrotum skin.Our ultra-powerful, all-natural formula gives you the ultimate solution for lightening and brightening your intimate areas
Whichever skin lightening cream you use, be sure to also use a broad-spectrum SPF to protect your skin as you go through the lightening process, and afterward to avoid dark spots reappearing.
Skin Brightening that Combats Aging and Leaves You Radiant
Whether you are trying to achieve an even complexion after months or years of dealing with hyperpigmentation or trying to make prominent scars fade away into distant memories, using a skin lightening cream is a safe and effective way to achieve your goals.
Not only will you feel more confident and comfortable in your everyday life, but by removing dull and dead skin cells you will be even more radiant. Many of the ingredients in Caspah’s skin creams also nourish the skin and prevent wrinkles, and strengthen your skin’s immunity to free radicals.