Skin Lightening Mistakes (and how to undo them)

August 16, 2018

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There are many mistakes that can be made when trying to lighten the skin and/or lighten hyperpigmentation.  Below are some of the common mistakes that may throw you off course on your journey to removing a tan, melasma, or just lighter, flawless, and more even toned skin.

Not Cleansing Often Enough

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How often do you cleanse your skin?  Skin care products that are used to remove hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone are normally applied twice daily, once in the morning and once at night.  The worst thing that you can do is apply it to skin that hasn't been cleansed properly. It is generally recommended that you clean your skin twice daily using a gentle brightening cleanser: once in the morning before applying your sun block/skin care products that you'll be wearing during the day, and once again at night before going to bed and doing your nighttime skin care routine.  

Not Being Consistent

One of the biggest mistakes that is made in the journey to flawless skin is not being consistent.  Consistency is the key to getting the best results that you can from your skin whitening cream and routine.  Following the instructions provided on the back of the skin care products and using as directed is the only way to get the best results that you can.

Not Exfoliating


Exfoliation speeds up the process of cell turnover and helps your products to get deeper into the skin where they can work a lot better.  For the face, sensitive skin types should exfoliate at least once a week using a good brightening scrub with natural ingredients for the face and non-sensitive skin types can exfoliate as much as once every other day.  For the body use a kojic acid bar and exfoliating cloth to exfoliate. In this case, more isn't better per say as there is a danger of overdoing it or over exfoliating which can cause darkening of the skin and even greater unevenness of the skin.

Not Protecting the Skin from Direct Sunlight

This one goes without saying, whether you are or even if you're not trying to remove hyperpigmentation.  Too much in the way of sun exposure can not only cause darkening of the skin but can be dangerous.  Using sunblock daily and minimizing sun exposure is a very important part of any skin care routine so, please be sure to minimize sun exposure and wear sunblock daily.

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