Nigeria has the highest percentage of people bleaching their skin with a whooping 77 percent.
So many women especially are obsessed with their skin getting fairer with the believe that this shade of skin makes them more attractive.
Now, there was a time getting a fairer skin comes with expensive treatment but with new researches in the world today, home remedies and over the counter products can help one get that fairer skin in no time.
However, before anyone should indulge in this new trend, you must be aware of the do’s and don’ts of using some of the products you might have decided on using.
Sunscreen: Make sure to use sunscreen once you start your skin lightning process.
This is very important as as skin lightening products disrupts melanin production which can ultimately make the skin darker.
To avoid this, ensure to make use of a very good sunscreen. Sunscreen helps protect the skin from UV rays which causes the production of melanin.
Combine: To get maximum result, you need to combine a number of skin lighting products.
Skin lighting products like hydroquinone, kojic acid or arbutin, should be added with sunscreen, exfoliant to remove existing hyperpigmentation and to reverse damage and improve cells communication, a rhetinod is highly recommended.
Vitamin C: Do make use of a good Vitamin C serum in your skin lightning journey.
Vitamin C is a must for any skin care routine. It works as an antioxidant which helps reduce sun-burned cells.
Take a break in between: It is highly advisable to take a break once in a while once you begin using skin lightening products.
You can use your products for say four months at a stretch then take two months off. Continue in that cycle to avoid side effects.
Apply product in proper portion: Do make sure that you apply your skin lightning products in the proper order and way.
Now, we all know it is very important to apply products on a clean skin as it ensures that they absorbed properly into the skin.
Don’ts of skin lightening products
Don’;t Use your products all at once: When you combine your products for maximum result, alternate days when you will be using the products except of course for your sunscreen.
Exfoliants, rhetinods and skin lightning products should e used on separate nights. It is advisable to introduce new products slowly than all at once.
Don’t think its immediate: Skin lightning products take time to work, for some people it takes 28 days to begin seeing result, so do not be discouraged when you don’t begin seeing results immediately.
Skin lightning is an ongoing process.
Don’t over exfoliate: This must be taken seriously as nit is highly dangerous to over exfoliate.
It is even better not to exfoliate at all than over exfoliate