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Is It Safe to Use Skin Lightening Cream?

This may be a question that you have if you are need of a skin lightening cream. These creams are something you might have looked into if you suffer from hyperpigmentation all over or darkening of the skin in a specific area.  Not all creams are created equal and not all of them are safe to use or even have your health and wellbeing in mind.  There are so many reasons for needing to use a skin lightening cream and these creams are common and can be found easily so it's important to know which one(s) to use.  Who wants to hide black spots under makeup forever?  What is better than an even, glowing, hyperpigmentation free skin on all areas from head to toe?  Nothing is, but here's how it can be done safely.

Lightening the Face Safely with a Skin Lightening Cream

Tonique customer before and after

**Actual Tonique customer semi-custom gel creme for face before and after** 

The face is the most common area that people seek to lighten with a skin lightening cream, it is the first thing you see when you meet someone.  While it may not have anything to do with your personality or level of intelligence, believe it or not your skin is a very important part of your first impression which is why many people want and seek to find ways to have even toned and glowing skin.  While skin lightening creams can be found quite easily, don't use the cheapest and most easily accessible one that you can find, because in order to take good care of your skin and health, it is important that you use quality skin lightening products.

semi-custom gel creme for face

To lighten dark spots, melasma, chicken pox scars, sun damage, and any other areas of hyperpigmentation on the face safely, consider using a natural high quality skin lighting cream or for very stubborn and harder to lighten hyperpigmentation a  strong bleaching treatment.  Use it after cleansing with a brightening cleanser and then follow up with a brightening sunscreen.  This will take care of even very tough and harder to lighten dark patches and dark spots.

Lightening the Body Safely Using Skin Lightening Cream

flawless skin on the body

There are also areas of the body that may require a quality skin lightening cream for safely lightening the body.  Common areas of darkening on the body include areas of friction like the knees, elbows, toes, buttocks, thighs, etc.  Though these areas aren't always exposed, butt when it's time to show a little more skin, this can cause you to be more aware and self conscious of these areas.  Working on lightening these areas so that they're even toned before you have to show them off is your best bet.  

brightening sunscreen

One of the best ways to lighten the body is to both cleanse and exfoliate, and then apply a quality skin lightening body lotion.  First wet an exfoliating cloth, and rub the kojic acid bar against it and use it to wash, cleanse, and exfoliate the body once a day.  After cleansing and exfoliating, then apply a quality skin lightening body lotion.  Apply the lotion all over the body evenly, which will even tone the skin of the body and lighten any areas of hyperpigmentation.  If any of these areas will be exposed during the day to direct sunlight follow up with a sunscreen and wait 5-10 minutes before putting on clothing or going out.

What Not to Use

Do not use any products that aren't manufactured in the United States as there are much stricter and more stringent rules for manufacturing and selling skin care to the general public.  Don't use hydroquinone, as it is actually banned in several countries in Europe and doesn't contribute in any way to the health of the skin at all, and in fact can cause worse hyperpigmentation and dry skin in the long run.  Don't use any products that have just come on the market as you cannot be sure about them, choose product lines that feature natural ingredients and that have been on the market for at least 10 years to ensure they're well known and safe.


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