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What are the Side Effects of Skin Bleaching?

We all want skin that is flawless, bright, clear, and free of dark patches but, it is important to use the right products. Any side effects associated with skin bleaching depend on which products you use.  Some products lighten or bleach the skin with harsh and harmful ingredients while good, high quality products use natural ingredients.   Here you'll find out which products to avoid, how to find skin bleaching products that are good for your skin, and the best way to use them.

Skin Bleaching Side Effects

If you're using natural skin whitening products, you will not have any harmful side effects but if you're using products that contain harmful ingredients, you will have bad side effects that not only harm the skin but can also be harmful to your health.

If using skin bleaching products that contain chemicals like hydroquinone, steroids, mercury, etc. you can ruin your skin and your health.  Side effects of chemical skin lightening creams include stretch marks, ochronosis (permanent patchy darkening of the skin), brain damage (mercury in the bloodstream) and a host of other distasteful and harmful effects.  Do not use chemical skin lightening creams and avoid them at all costs.

Reading Labels

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There are so many products to choose from, how can you know which one to choose?  First, don't use products that you find lying around on the shelves of your nearest Afro-Caribbean or beauty supply store.  A lot of these products are actually banned and even illegal in some countries and should never be used.  Avoid these products at all costs and make sure to check the ingredients and labels of the products that you do use.  

Here are some natural ingredients that you should look for in your skin bleaching products:

Undecylenoyl phenylalanine aka Sepiwhite MSH-this natural skin lightening ingredient is made from plant lipids and is even more effective than hydroquinone when tested on both light and dark skin tones.

Alpha Arbutin-this natural natural form of hydroquinone is derived from the bearberry plant and also known as bearberry extract.  This very effective lightening ingredient lightens the skin safely and without any harmful side effects.

Lactic Acid-this natural acid derived from milk works well in combination with out lightening ingredients, helps with absorption, cell turnover, and will not irritate or darken sensitive skin.

Licorice Extract-As the name indicates, it is extracted from licorice and can be used to lighten dark spots and other mild forms of hyperpigmentation.  It is much more effective for lightening or bleaching hyperpigmentation when combined with other actives such as sepiwhite, alpha arbutin, etc.

The Best Natural Skin Bleach

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Finding the best natural skin bleaching cream without any adverse effects has not been easy in the past however, the Tonique line of products has changed that.  Simply by applying this natural strong bleaching treatment twice daily it is possible to lighten dark spots, sun damage, melasma, burn marks, and any forms of hyperpigmentation fast, easily, safely, and effectively.  The good thing about these products is once the dark spots are gone, they will not return and they can be safely used for long periods of time to lighten any area without any side effects.


For more information on the best natural skin bleach and how to effectively lighten all types of hyperpigmentation like dark spots, sun damage, melasma, acne scars, etc. chat with a senior skin care specialist live on the Tonique website 24/7.

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