How Your Skin’s Ecology Affects Skin Whitening Treatment

What You Need to Know About Skin Whitening – Part 6

Did you know the effectiveness of skin whitening products can be based on your skin’s ecology? You are spending time and money on skin whitening methods that will create a beautiful, even-toned complexion, so it is a good idea to learn about how certain conditions affect the appearance of your skin before starting skin whitening treatment. Read on to learn what you need to know about your skin’s ecology and how to best target your problem areas.

Skin ecology encompasses how your skin interacts with the environment, which affects your skin’s health and color.
Here are some things you may notice about your skin:

Skin Roughness – As you age, your skin changes in response to the many environmental and personal factors it has experienced throughout your life. This can lead to a rough skin texture, meaning that there is a hill-and-valley effect composed of dead skin cells on your skin’s surface. When light hits this bumpy, uneven texture it creates shadows, which makes your skin have a darker appearance.

The fix: Remove the rough skin with exfoliating agents. Pick your favorite exfoliant or make your own with one part baking soda mixed with two parts water. Exfoliating away those dead cells will brighten up your skin – particularly on your face – and reduce that shadow effect.

Blackheads – Blackheads are made up of hard oils mixed with skin debris which essentially creates a plug that blocks your pores. Blackheads are so named because they have a black appearance at the tip. Blackheads can cause problems with skin whitening treatments because deeply rooted blackheads will still give your skin a darker appearance even when the skin whitening product is working to lighten your skin.

The fix: It is critical to remove those blackheads. Be sure, however, that you are using the right method. If you improperly remove blackheads with tapes or frequent squeezing, you can actually leave part of the blackhead trapped in your pore, which means it still makes your skin look dark. The best way to completely remove blackheads is to first steam your pores in a sauna environment or by applying warm towels to your face. Once you have steamed the area, than you can remove them by whatever method you find most effective.

Large Pores – Your skin may naturally have large pores, or, if you are prone to blackheads, your pores might have increased in size. Large pores create shadows on your skin, which will make your skin look dark even with skin whitening treatments.

The fix: Use a deep cleaning clay mask or steam your skin to cleanse your pores (the bigger they are the more particles they accumulate) and reduce them to normal size.

As you can see, there are several things to be aware of with your skin ecology that applies to skin whitening. By knowing how to fix these common skin ailments, your skin whitening products will be more effective and you will not spend as much time or money wondering why your beauty products are not working properly.

Skin Whitening Lifestyle: Eat Right and Be Sun-Smart

What You Need to Know About Skin Whitening – Part 4

If you have begun your research into skin whitening options, you have likely come across various treatments, such as pills, creams, bleaches and laser therapy. What you may not yet be aware of, is that in conjunction with the skin whitening product you will be using, you can also make certain lifestyle choices to help augment and maintain the product’s skin whitening effect.

Standard advice for maintaining healthy, blemish-free skin should also be taken to heart when pursuing skin whitening treatment, such as being aware of sun exposure. UV rays speed up melanin production, which, if you are turning to skin whitening products to even out dark spots in your complexion, is exactly opposite of what you want to see happening.

While the skin whitening product will whiten the dark skin area, too much sun exposure will darken it right back again. The lesson here is to remember your beauty advice: Stay out of the sun when you can (which does not mean you have to stay inside, but consider wearing a stylish hat outdoors) and use plenty of sunscreen. Even if you are not prone to burning, you are not immune to UV damage, so remember that you need to reapply sunscreen often, depending on the sunscreen’s SPF level and the activities you are engaging in (sweat-producing exercise and getting in the water are two primary activities that need frequent sunscreen reapplication). Plus, check out the various make-up products at your favorite beauty store that contain SPF protection so you can look fabulous and protect your skin during skin whitening treatment simultaneously.

But sun-smart tactics are not the only lifestyle choices that can help keep your skin looking lovely and even-toned. Did you know balanced nutrition also helps strengthen your skin? Keeping a healthy and balanced diet is not only for satisfying your body’s nutritional needs and preventing eating-related illnesses. Eating healthy also enriches your exterior, from your hair down to your toenails.

Enjoy foods in the antioxidant category such as blackberries, blueberries and black grapes. Not only are these foods delicious, but antioxidants are fantastic for your skin. Antioxidants fight against free radicals that damage your cells and cause cellular decay, so eating foods from this powerhouse group keeps your skin glowing and fresh.
Remember to drink lots of water. Water hydrates your skin, which keeps it free of blemishes. By keeping in mind how much water you are drinking, you are giving the skin whitening product a big helping hand. As the product is doing its work, you are right there behind it protecting and strengthening the new skin.

Skin whitening products will work to reduce uneven skin tone areas to give you a beautiful flawless complexion. But you will have to maintain that complexion after treatment has ended in order to keep your skin looking beautiful. By making certain lifestyle choices, which benefit you in more ways than just skin whitening, you will be able to make the skin whitening treatment really count, and you will enjoy a lovely, even-toned complexion for a long time afterward.

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