Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Skin Bleaching Trend In Hollywood

Hollywood Stars Bleaching Their Skin 

As you can see from this photo of Beyonce, she looks very different now, after obviously having had a skin bleaching treatment done. 

Some other famous Hollywood stars who have had similar lightening treatments include Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and of course Michael Jackson

Michael had a skin condition called hypo-pigmentation, which causes large patches of white skin, or skin without any pigment on his dark skin. 

He wasn't dark for long when he started taking a prescribed cream containing hydroquinone. We now know that this chemical is not safe for long term use, and has terrible side effects. 

A safer alternative to this chemical is arbutin, and some other safe active ingredients used in skin whitening creams that can be bought over the counter, (or over the internet), include glycolic acid, kojic acid, and sepiwhite FSH. 

For mild effects, you can try using household items like lemon juice, ginger, and turmeric, but to get results that are noticeable quickly, you will need to use a chemical product. 

Why Are Hollywood Stars Bleaching Their Skin?

With most of the celebrities I mentioned, (and many others), they are African-Americans who had naturally dark skin, but wanted to look lighter for commercial reasons. 

What I mean by that is that it is well known in show business circles that a really black African-American will not be as popular in the general audience of music buyers, TV watchers, and movie goers. 

That's not to say that there aren't really famous black people with very dark skin, but studies have found that the mostly white audience feels more comfortable watching their news read by an African-American who "talks white", and also looks a lighter shade of brown. 

I'm not being racist here, or suggesting that people are racist as a whole, but generally speaking, people do have this prejudice, even if it's just subconscious. 

It is a big decision to make to whiten your skin, and you need to get it done right, with expert advice and support, using the highest quality products, with a name you can trust. 

Tonique have been making and selling skin whitening cream for many years, and you can count on them to give you the right instructions for use to get the results you're looking for. 

If you are really white already, but just have a dark patch you want to get rid of, you will only need to bleach that direct area, or the whole face, or both arms.

If you are really brown however, you will probably need to bleach your whole body in order to get uniform results that are even. 

Skin bleaching in Hollywood is not a new thing, and as technology gets better, and people get used to the idea, it will probably be a more popular trend. 

There is nothing wrong with making this change, but understand that it is a major change that must be done in the right way, after doing proper research, understanding what you can expect, and finding the right brand of cream to use. 

Again, check the sidebar for the link to the Facebook page of the safest and most effective skin bleaching cream, like the page to get ongoing tips and information, and then visit the site by clicking on the link.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Remedies For Uneven Skin

Remedies And Treatments For Uneven Skin

There are a number of ways to cover up or bleach out uneven skin, and the right method will depend on the sort of uneven skin problem you have. 

You may have a birthmark, freckles, a scar, a burn scar, or any number of different skin conditions which cause patches or spots that make you feel self-conscious. 

For a very mild skin discoloration, you might want to try simple homemade remedies like lemon juice, ginger, turmeric, or a combination of these things. 

Vitamin C is probably the main chemical which can have some effect on lightening your skin, although it doesn't work overnight, and only works in cases where a mild effect can be beneficial. 

In most cases if you have uneven skin tone, you may have to use stronger chemical products, and there are many to choose from, although you need to be careful about which one you choose, as there are some disreputable companies around the world selling their products online. 

Some of these chemicals can have serious side effects, for example there have been products found that contain mercury, and the side effects of mercury poisoning over a long period of time are quite profound. 

For the most part, you don't have to worry about that, it was just some African and Asian brands that were including that substance, but it should open your eyes to the fact that you cannot trust that every product is safe when buying online. 

Researching A Product Before You Buy

The worldwide web is a portal to the world, and so you must carefully research a company by finding out how long they've been in business, and looking for good and bad reviews, before and after shots and that sort of thing. 

It's also very important that the ingredients are listed prominently on the website. You can get accurate information on the effects and side effects of these chemicals from government sites like the FDA, medical journals, educational sites to do with health care, (sometimes it's not entirely clear which ones are really educational, try looking for the .edu), and Wikipedia is generally a good source of information on skin lightening.

It's important to learn as much as you can before you begin with a particular treatment. Some chemicals like arbutin, glycolic acid, and kojic acid can work well over a long period of time, with only minor side effects. 

Other chemicals like hydroquinone and various other bleaching treatments like injections and pills that you swallow can have terrible side effects. 

You can't trust one source for your information, so you might want to talk to a doctor, a pharmacist, and then get a second opinion, and do hours of searching online for trustworthy information and professionals who have had a long history of success in the field. 

You can find quality information on this site, and in the links in the sidebar, and the links in this article, but don't just go with the cheapest product you find that claims to be able to give you the results you're looking for, because it's a serious cosmetic procedure that must be done right, with a full knowledge of what to expect, and what to avoid.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Problems With Skin Whitening Products

Problems With Skin Whitening 

Over the years, there have been many different treatments devised to whiten or bleach the skin, in fact it goes back to the days of the Ancient Egyptians. 

It's always been popular in Asia to have light skin, seen as a sign of wealth and prosperity, as the woman (or man) who had light skin obviously had it because they did not have to work out in the fields all day. 

In America, African Americans are bleaching their skin a lot more often, and this photo above shows how sometimes the effects can turn out less than attractive. 

In other cases such as on Rihanna, Beyonce, and Nicki Minaj, you could say that the results were fairly well done, in fact most people didn't even notice that the stars had undertaken such a treatment, even though it had obvious effects, and they did it while in the public eye. 

Yeah, that's right, these big stars definitely did lighten their skin, it's obvious if you look at before and after photos, and it's quite a major change. 

It's surprising that more people don't talk about it, but I guess it happened so gradually, and also happened before they were hugely famous, so it went unnoticed by the tabloids for the most part, although of course some picked up on it. 

Do people really care if someone has darker or lighter skin? Well, it only really makes a difference if it makes them look bad, and in some cases, using the wrong cream in the wrong way can definitely make you look bad. 

Dangerous Skin Bleaching Products

As I explained in an earlier article, the dangers of skin bleaching products can be quite severe, if you're unlucky enough to get had by some of the less reputable brands, operating from Asian countries where the regulations are lacking.

Some of these companies put things like mercury and hydroquinone in their creams, which have been shown to be incredibly bad for the skin, and for the whole body generally. 

You can't swallow a pill or take an injection to get whiter skin, but there is more than one brand on the market claiming that you can. 

There hasn't been enough testing done on over the counter chemicals being used in ways they were not originally made for to say whether they will kill you, give you cancer, or cause your skin to fall off if you take them for thirty years. 

We are in a stage of technology where there are too many chemicals being sold all over the world for scientists to keep up to date with what is poisonous and what isn't. 

The internet makes it possible for anyone anywhere in the world to sell anything to anyone anywhere else in the world, so it's quite hard to know who to trust. 

But, here's how you might try to check out the integrity of a company, if you're planning to buy. First, do a who is lookup on the domain name of a company. 

This will tell you a few details like how long the domain has been registered, and you want to find one that has been around for years obviously. 

You then want to thoroughly check out all of the negative reviews if there are any, doing searches such as problems with this brand or that brand, and other keywords like side effects, dangers, etc. 

You should find out the active ingredients in the product, (the company in the sidebar uses arbutin and glycolic acid in their creams), and check them out on reputable sites like Wikipedia or in a medical journal

The internet is not completely reliable, so you may also want to talk to your doctor, your pharmacist, and even your priest or religious leader, as bleaching your skin is quite a major change, and you should think carefully about it, and research it well before you jump into a serious life decision such as this. 

If you are planning on doing this however, and you have done all of these things I've talked about, click on the photo link at the top of the sidebar. This will lead you to the Skin Whitening Tips Facebook page. 

From there, you can read more about the whole process in the articles posted regularly on the page, and also visit the main site, where you can talk to the experts on skin whitening, and how to do it properly.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

What Makes A Good Skin Whitening Cream?

Photo source: Safe Ways To Whiten Or Bleach Your Skin

There are many thing that go into making a good skin whitening cream, mostly the active ingredients. It's important to use chemicals that are both safe and effective, and to avoid anything that will cause harmful or irritating side effects. 

The optimum chemicals to use are either arbutin, glycolic acid, kojic acid, or a combination of these three. 

You can get some effect with simple homemade remedies like lemon juice, because they contain vitamin c, or ascorbic acid, but these only have a very mild effect, and so are not effective for serious conditions such as hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation. 

There are many good products out there, but there are also a lot of bad products out there, which I will talk about in a minute. 

It's not just the chemicals in the cream which are important, but also the directions for use, and the expert advice of people who know how to get the best results using these potent chemicals. 

If you get the wrong chemicals, or aren't given the right advice, you may have problems, and so the best advice I can give you is to take a look at the site in the sidebar. 

The photo link at the top of the right sidebar leads to the Facebook page of the best brand of skin whitening cream on the market, Tonique Skin Care. 

Like the page to get ongoing tips on how to whiten your skin safely and effectively, and also visit the site, and start a chat conversation with the expert support team. 

There you will get the information you need to get the results you are looking for. Now, let's look at some other brands and in particular, the ones you should avoid. 

Unsafe Skin Whitening Creams

It's very important that you understand that the skin bleaching market is a huge market around the world, and as such, there are many different companies making products that aim to fill the need, but many of them are not safe, or don't work very well. 

Some of them contain mercury, or hydroquinone, which is another chemical that has been shown to be dangerous when used for a long period of time.

You may find products which claim to be able to remove the pigment of your skin through injections, or through the swallowing of a pill orally. 

These are not to be trusted at all, and so you must carefully research any product that you are going to use on your skin. 

The internet can be full of misinformation, but try looking at a source like Wikipedia, or a medical journal to get good information on safe ways to bleach your skin

You can do a who is lookup on the age of a domain, and then do a Google search to work out if there are bad reviews for a product by adding keywords such as side effects, dangers, problems, etc. 

If the site you are dealing with uses the right sort of chemicals, is relatively old, and has been around for a few years, and also has very few bad reviews, then you should be able to trust that the product is sound, and works well, without any bad side effects. 

Again, click on the link in the sidebar, visit the Facebook page, and then click on the link to the site, where you can start a conversation with the expert and helpful support staff about your skin.