People tend to focus on the face when planning to use skin lightening products however, there are areas below the neck that also suffer from hyperpigmentation, sun damage, melasma, age spots, sun spots, etc. The best way to get rid of the discoloration of the skin below the neck is to use a good whitening body lotion that will get you the results you're after without any adverse side effects.
Using Body Whitening Lotion Correctly
In order to use a skin lightening product for the body it is important that you know how to use it correctly. Using the product as directed is the first step towards getting the results that you want and removing dark patches from the skin. Most whitening body lotions require use twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening after cleansing. It is important that you do not apply your body lightening products to dirty skin, therefore it is recommended that you cleanse the skin using a cleanser made specifically for the product that you're using before applying these products to avoid product buildup.
Another important part of lightening the body is exfoliating. Many people know of the benefits of exposing the face such as brightening, helping to slow the signs of aging, etc. however, many people tend to neglect the body when it comes to exfoliating. There are two types of exfoliation that benefit those that are trying to lighten the body, these include chemical exfoliation and manual exfoliation. Chemical exfoliation on the face is normally done by using peels however, chemically exfoliating the body is a much different process as it is simply not possible to do a full body chemical peel most of the time. A great way to accomplish this particular type of exfoliation for the body and also to begin the whitening process is to use a body whitening lotion with alpha hydroxy acids directly in it! This is more of a gradual process however, it does fade dark marks and brighten the skin with continued application, in order to lighten several shades though you may need to use this in conjunction with another product that focuses on intense body lightening.
Protecting Lightened Skin on the Body
Once you've begun the lightening process for areas below the neck it is important that you protect them in order to maintain your results and get to your skin care goal. The best way to do this while lightening is to protect any and all areas that have been lightened and even those that have not been lightened from the intense rays of the sun. Sunblock of spf 30 or above must be used if you will be exposing the skin to direct sunlight and even with sunblock on you cannot expose these lightened areas to sunlight for long periods of time. The reason for not exposing these areas to the sun is to avoid tanning which is the enemy of skin lightening. Just an hour and even just a couple of minutes in the sun, can undo months and even years of skin lightening results. This is one of the most important things to remember while using these products if nothing else.
Another way to protect your newly fair skin is to wear clothes that cover the areas that have been lightened, some clothes nowadays even list their spf factor! By covering these areas away from the sun you can make sure that you do not undo your hard work by tanning. If you'll be out and about and are afraid that you may suffer from the damaging effects of prolonged sun exposure, you can choose to use clothing that protects your skin as well as a parasol or even sun block and a parasol. Doing "double duty" in terms of limiting sun exposure ensures that you do not lose your results after just one day out in the sun.
Results from Skin Lightening
The result that you get from your body whitening product depends on how you use it and of course which results you're after. If you're interested in just lightening or fading sun damage or another form of hyperpigmentation on the body and brightening it use a product that does just that. For more of a lightening result and something that will take either a certain area of the body up a few shades or even several shades, make sure to use a product that is geared towards doing that as well. By setting a goal for yourself in terms of what results you want and exactly how you plan on achieving them, you can move towards those body lightening goals and achieve them in no time. Remember to also set a goal for yourself in terms of how you will also maintain the results that you get from your lightening products also, and contact the manufacturer of your products to ask how to do so or for suggestions or instructions on how to use your whitening body lotion properly.