Are unwanted freckles, acne scaring, or age spots bringing you down? A lightening cream may be just what you need to achieve a more even complexion.
These face whitening products typically contain hydroquinone, a skin-bleaching agent used to reduce the formation of melanin in the skin. Topical hydroquinone is one of the most popular skin lightening agents as it’s both safe and highly-effective.
If you’re bothered by unsightly scars or brown spots on face, learn how hydroquinone cream can help.
What Causes Skin Blemishes?
Hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin, the pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color, is overproduced in certain areas of the skin. This melanin overproduction is triggered by a number of factors, such as skin injuries, inflammation, hormonal influences, or the use of certain medications. Hyperpigmentation often occurs during pregnancy and is known as melasma or the “mask of pregnancy”.
Skin discoloration can develop for a wide range of reasons. As we age, the skin begins to show damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or external sources like tanning beds.
The result is age spots that appear as well-defined colored areas of gray or brown pigment that develop on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Flaws may also appear in the form of acne scars and natural moles, freckles, or birthmarks.
How Does Hydroquinone Work?
Hydroquinone is a highly-effective hyperpigmentation treatment. It works by blocking tyrosinase enzymes which are essential for the production of melanin. As it offers broad depigmentation effects, hydroquinone cream can be used to treat a variety of dark spots on skin. While there has been some controversy on the subject, the FDA clearly recognizes hydroquinone to be a safe ingredient in skincare products.
What Lightening Cream Is Best?
It’s no surprise that skin lightener products have a major appeal among men and women alike. However, not all are made equal. It’s important to be careful when selecting a skin lightening cream to avoid products with harmful ingredients.
Opt for highly-rated options like the Dr. Sylvia Advanced Clear Skin Program which includes five medical-grade skincare products created by skin specialist Dr. Sylvia Ramirez.
The first and second step is using the right cleanser and toner suitable to your skin type. Purifying AZA cleanser and toner is great for oily and combination skin while Vitamin A Cleanser and Active Rx Toner is suitable for normal, dry. Furthermore, the best cleanser for sensitive skin is Ultra Gentle Cleansing Milk or Gentle Foaming Cleanser combined with Gentle Soothing toner.
The third step after cleansing and toning is the Skin Lightener. This powerful skin brightening formula contains 4% prescription-strength hydroquinone that targets the top layer of the skin for the correction of unwanted pigmentation. Step four is the Exfoliator Forte which contains 14 percent alpha-hydroxy acid to improve skin texture. The fifth and final step is the Balancer. Also contains 4% prescription-strength hydroquinone, this enriching agent targets deeper layer of the skin which aids in the lightening of dark areas.
However, it’s important to take note that Dr. Sylvia Advanced Clear Skin Program 3, 4 and 5 requires doctor’s prescription as it contains 4% strength of hydroquinone which is effective in lightening liver spots, age spots and melasma but must be treated under doctor’s supervision.
Hydroquinone is the secret behind many of the best skin whitening products on the market. To avoid undesirable side effects, be sure to consult a certified dermatologist or skin specialist who will recommend the right lightening treatment for your skin. For more information about skin pigmentation treatment, you may also contact Cutis aesthetic clinics in Singapore.