Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Best Way To Lighten Your Skin Safely

How To Lighten Your Skin Safely

Skin lightening is becoming more and more popular these days, as the technology gets better, and the chemical treatments become safer and more effective. 

It's particularly popular among African Americans, or dark skinned people, all around the world. The chemicals you use are very important to get right, but if you use the right cream, it will gradually lighten your skin from dark brown, to bone white, if you want to go that far. 

Michael Jackson was famous for not just his music, but also for changing the color of his skin completely, and he used a prescription cream containing hydroquinone. 

That particular chemical has been found to have unwanted side effects when used for a long period of time, but it definitely gave him the results he was looking for. 

He was whitening his skin to cover up a skin condition called vitiligo, or hypo-pigmentation. This causes large white patches, or patches where there is no melanin in the skin. 

Only by going completely white could he even out his skin tone, so the patches with no pigment were not obvious, although you can still see it in some photos. 

For the average person looking to lighten their skin for purely cosmetic reasons, or without having any blemishes they want to cover up, you won't have to go completely white, if you don't want to. 

Many other famous celebrities have been seen to have done skin whitening treatments, including Rihanna, Beyonce, and Nicki Minaj. 

It's quite a popular trend in the entertainment industry because agents will tell their African American clients the truth, which is that a lighter skinned black person can get more roles, or more work on TV, or in the music industry as well. 

An African American artist who looks more white than black will appeal more to a much larger white audience, and sell more records, simply because people have a subconscious fear, to one level or another, of people who look different to them. 

It's not that people are consciously racist, but they seem to relate more to people who remind them of themselves, or their friends. 

Which Chemicals To Use?

The best chemicals to look for in a skin whitening product are alpha arbutin, glycolic acid, sepiwhite FSH, and kojic acid. 

These are all over the counter, non-prescription type of chemicals, and they work gradually to produce the desired results, and can be used for a long period of time with no dangerous side effects.

The results aren't permanent, but will wear off gradually if you stop using the product, as your new skin cells grow and replace the old ones. 

You have to apply the cream on a regular basis for as long as you want to maintain the results, a lighter skin tone. 

Which Product To Buy?

You want to buy a product made in the USA, as they have the best regulations, protecting the customer from bad chemical cocktails. The products have to be FDA approved. 

Tonique Skin Care is a company purely focused on skin whitening products, and is based in Maryland USA. 

You can get in contact with their helpful sales team at to get advice on the best products to use, and how to apply them to get the exact results you're looking for, over your entire body. 

Also, you may want to like their Facebook page, Skin Whitening Tips, to get ongoing helpful advice and news on the whole skin whitening process. Take a look now, if it's something you're interested in doing.

Monday, 5 January 2015

The Best Hypo-pigmentation Treatment

Hypo-pigmentation, Hyper-pigmentation, What To Do About It?

This post explains some of the different ways hypo-pigmentation, hyper-pigmentation, birthmarks, freckles, and other skin blemishes are treated. 

Home treatments, eTwo, chemical products, microdermabrasion and using a derma roller are some of the popular pigmentation treatments. The question is, which one is the best pigmentation treatment? Read the whole post to find out.


eTwo is similar to chemical skin peels but offers fast recovery of skin. eTwo uses bipolar radio frequencies and infrared heat to make a change in the skin, although it is not clear how well this works over the long term.

eTwo is pain free treatment and is preferred by some people over chemical peels. The technology used in eTwo allows the user for an area specific treatment. The only disadvantage with eTwo is that is very expensive with prices ranging to $900 per session.


This treatment has become popular in recent days. Microdermabrasion or scraping of the top layer of skin is fairly effective in treating pigmentation problems. It promotes the production of collagen. Collagen makes skin elastic and firm. The treatment costs around $200 and is the one of the best treatments for people with severe acne or pigmentation problems.

Derma Roller

This is a micro needle based treatment with relatively little pain, although I'm not sure what that means. An anesthetic cream is used to control the pain. There will be a little discomfort in this treatment, as it pierces the skin with needles. Derma roller works by skin stimulation, and it allows the skin to repair by itself by first damaging it a little. Derma roller therapy sessions start at $200.

Homemade Treatments

The most inexpensive solution to pigmentation problems is doing a homemade treatment using household items from your fridge or pantry. Lemon juice, pineapple, papaya, natural vinegar and even parsley are said to be effective home remedies for pigmentation problems.

Vitamin C, or anything containing ascorbic acid or citric acid is meant to be the best home remedy for hypo-pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation.

The mixture has to be applied to the affected area regularly, every day, for good basically, if you want to get any lasting effect at all. Results take months or even years to be visible on the skin in any of these homemade treatments.

This is a big drawback of using food items to do the job of a chemical product. It just simply won't work all that well, and neither will any of the other solutions mentioned above, when compared to the products below and in the sidebar of this site.

Skin Lightening Creams

Skin lightening creams that are approved by the FDA are very effective in pigmentation treatment, as long as they are safe and contain the right chemicals.

These creams should contain safe, natural ingredients like alpha arbutin, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, sepiwhite FSH etc. Only products with these active ingredients make them safe on the skin.

The skin bleaching products sold by Tonique Skin Care contain arbutin and glycolic acid as the main ingredients, along with a whole range of other good stuff, like tea tree oil.  This makes the products on the website safe and they of course are FDA approved, because the company is based in Maryland, USA.

There are a lot of skin care tips available on their Facebook page, Skin Lightening Cream, and you can get news of special deals like 10% off anything on the site at certain times of the year, if you mention that you saw the discount post.


Skin lightening creams are the best treatment for hypo-pigmentation, hyper-pigmentation, freckles, birthmarks, scars, pregnancy marks, acne scars, etc.  The reasons are that it is safe on the skin, while also giving the customer the fast results they are searching for.

The price is affordable, it works out at a couple of dollars a day.  There are no side effects on the skin, and the company has been in business with some customers for over a decade.

The support team of Tonique can be contacted directly at sales@toniqueskincare for specific advice tailored to meet the needs of the individual. The company advises that customers send pictures of the affected parts of their skin, and describe what results they want to achieve.