Sunday, 21 April 2013

What Color Is My Skin? Free Skin Tone Reference Chart

This is a skin tone comparison chart, (or part of it), which you can use to compare your own skin to the photos, and work out if you have olive skin or fair, black or dark brown.

It doesn't really matter what color your skin is, but it might make a difference if you are planning on changing the color with a lightening cream.

Yes, if you didn't know, it is possible to change your skin tone, in fact many Hollywood celebrities have done it, especially African Americans.

Some famous people who have obviously bleached their skin, (allegedly), are Michael Jackson, Rihanna and Beyonce.

If you look at the before and after photos, it's easy to tell that they did, for example, here's a before and after shot of Rihanna:

As you can see, she turned from dark brown to olive in complexion pretty much overnight, from using some sort of skin whitening product.

Talking of that, there are only a few chemicals which are safe to use for this kind of treatment. You should be looking for a cream with either arbutin, glycolic acid, or kojic acid, and you should avoid anything with hydroquinone or mercury, or any product where the directions say you can swallow a pill to bleach your skin white. That's not true at all and is potentially very dangerous.

The photo up the top of the sidebar leads to the Facebook page of Tonique Skin Care, a trusted site offering a safe and effective product, or you can also get there by clicking on the link at the top of this article, to check out the skin tone chart

Again, it doesn't matter what color your skin is, but it does if you are planning on using a powerful skin whitening treatment to get rid of uneven skin, or for cosmetic reasons, and that's why you need to talk to the experts.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

What Should I Use To Bleach My Skin?

What Treatment Should You Use To Bleach Your Skin?

There are many different treatments for sale that can whiten your skin, but perhaps the first thing you should ask yourself is why you want to do that.

About half of the people who seek whitening treatments are doing it for medical reasons, such as having birthmarks, freckles, scars, spots, or a condition like hypo-pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation. 

The other half might have a cultural or cosmetic reason to lighten their skin, for example in China, and other Asian countries, it's seen as being more beautiful or a status symbol to be whiter in skin tone. 

You could argue that both reasons are not purely necessary from a medical point of view, and both are a matter of vanity, but it is important to make sure that you are doing it for the right reasons, and that you know what to expect, as with any serious cosmetic procedure. 

For a darker skinned person, it can be quite a big change to go from brown or dark yellow to white practically overnight, but then that is what a lot of people are looking for, for various reasons. 

Different Skin Whitening Treatments

If you are just looking for very subtle results, like a very mild change in skin tone, you might want to try these home remedies, but if you want a really good result, then you should check out the site in the sidebar. 

At the top of the sidebar there is a banner ad that leads to the Facebook page of Tonique Skin Care, which is a trusted, established company that sells skin whitening cream that works effectively, and without any harmful side effects. 

It contains natural, FDA approved over the counter chemicals such as arbutin and glycolic acid

You can look those up on Google if you want, in the Wikipedia entries that explain what they do. You might also want to look up the opposite sort of chemicals, the ones that you don't want to use. 

The most important types of treatments to avoid when bleaching your skin are hydroquinone, mercury, and any product which suggests you can whiten your skin by swallowing poisonous chemicals. 

That's right, there are actually products out there that suggest you take a pill full of bleach or whatever to make your skin whiter, and of course it doesn't work. 

You have to be really careful, and that's why you need to know how to check out a brand name to see how trustworthy it really is. 

What you do is a who is lookup to determine the age of the domain, (google who is along with the domain name or company name), then after working out the site has been there for years, you then search for the company name along with keywords such as scam, problems, and side effects. 

That should bring up reviews of the site and it's products, which will tell you something about whether they can be trusted or not. 

Again, you get to the site by clicking on the Facebook page banner photo in the sidebar, and then like the page to get helpful tips on skin bleaching before going to the site by clicking on the Go To Site tab on the Facebook page.