Thursday, 7 August 2014
A friend of mine has uneven skin, or a condition called hypo-pigmentation, which basically means she has patches of skin where the pigment is missing, causing large white spots.
There is a similar condition called hyper-pigmentation, where there is too much pigment in the skin in certain patches, causing large dark spots to appear.
Michael Jackson had hypo-pigmentation, also known as vitiligo, and he famously decided to bleach his entire body white, using a cream containing hydroquinone.
Before you go and ask your doctor to prescribe you that, you should know that there are serious side effects associated with the use of that substance, in fact it's banned in many countries.
It can cause rashes, bruising, and a condition called ochronosis, which is a thickening of the skin. If it gets absorbed into the bloodstream at a toxic level, it can cause nausea, and even hallucinations.
Basically, the long term use of hydroquinone is not advisable for anyone, and to cover up uneven patches in the skin, you do need to use a chemical treatment over and over again to maintain the results you get, as the skin replaces itself every few months as new skin cells grow up, replacing the old ones.
There are other dangerous treatments being sold online, such as creams containing mercury, and products that suggest you can bleach your skin white by swallowing a pill.
Safe Ways To Fix Uneven Skin Tone
There aren't really many ways to get an effective whitening result that is also safe for your skin , but a few chemicals do offer good results.
Arbutin is probably the safest and most effective skin bleaching chemical you can use. It's a natural source of hydroquinone, but far less potent, and so it can be sold over the counter, or online without a prescription.
Glycolic acid is also an effective bleaching chemical which does not have any nasty or dangerous side effects.
If you are looking for a very mild result, you can also try simple lemon juice or ginger, as vitamin C can have some effect, but it takes a long time to get any real change from using homemade remedies.
The main thing you should take from this article is that there is hope for fixing your uneven skin, but you need to be very careful to research a product thoroughly before you put anything on your skin, as it's a serious cosmetic procedure that can totally change your life, for the worse, or the better, and you want to choose a safe treatment.
Wikipedia is a good source of reliable information on this subject, take a look at the page on skin whitening there to find out more, and also consult your doctor and seek expert advice, and you should get the results you're looking for: even, patch-free skin.
For more information on skin bleaching, check out the links in the sidebar, and take a look at the Tonique Skin Care site.