So, that’s why you can rise in the morning, gaze in the mirror, and TA-DA another unsightly visitor has arrived – and it certainly wasn’t there yesterday!
Finding the Best Dark Spot Corrector -
It’s understandable when you are frustrated with your skin’s blotchy, uneven state of affairs that you want results yesterday.
Here’s a run-down of some mainstream topical chemical treatments. Although somewhat effective, these solutions have potentially troubling side effects.
Hydroquinone: This is skin-lightening agent is a common ingredient in both prescription and over the counter creams. It essentially bleaches the skin by decreasing the number of melanocytes present. Melanocytes make melanin, which produces your skin tone. It works best on fair skinned beauties. In darker skin tones, hydroquinone may actually worsen hyperpigmentation. And if you have dry or sensitive skin it may cause further dryness and irritation.
Mercury: Be wary when shopping for chemically based skin lighteners and avoid those that contain mercury. According to the World Health Organization, if a product has mercury, you’ll see one or more of these ingredients: Calomel, Cinnabaris, Hydragyri oxydum rubrum, Quicksilver. Mercury can damage kidneys, injure your nerves, leading to permanent numbness and a host of other health issues.
When it comes to fading those melanin deposits, your dermatologist may suggest lasers or chemical peels. But, girl - be ready to shell out some bucks! Both of these treatments are quite costly and require repeated EXPENSIVE visits to the doc’s office!
Nature’s Top Skin Flaw Erasers
Before you invest in dark spot products or treatments featuring nasty, potentially dangerous chemicals, let’s take a peek at Mother Nature’s offerings.
Fortunately, it turns out there are many natural ingredients that can fadedark spotsalmost as well as their expensive, harsh chemical counterparts.
Here are a few scientifically recognized fixes for troubled skin that impress us – Big Time!