Friday, October 10, 2014

Ariana's Personal Update: Skin Lightening Cream Reviews

When you embrace a good skin care routine, your skin should improve. If you are looking for radiant, glowing skin, this is one you need. However, for dark spots, you have to find a way to fade them. You don't have to use dermatological treatments initially. You can start with skin lightening creams. Instead of walking into a drugstore to get one, it is better to check the reviews to help you identify which one works and doesn't. Many times, you will end up with one that fails to live up to its claim.

When skimming through skin brightening cream reviews, I have found some useful information. Check them out.

According to TotalBeauty, the readers avoid Ambi Fade Cream, Barielle Advanced Formula Porcelain Skin Brightening Cream, Neutrogena Visibly Bright Daily Facial Cleanser and RX for Brown Skin Naturally Flawless Advanced Botanical Brightener. Not only they are not effective in reducing hyperpigmentation but they tend to cause other problems like breakout, dryness, and irritation. Some of the recommended ones are Zenmed Skin Eraser, Origins Never a Dull Moment Skin-Brightening Face Polisher, Obagi Nu-Derm Clear, Patricia Wexler M.D. Skin Brightening Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, Rephase D-White and Clarins Bright Plus HP Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion SPF 20.

Recently, I read about The Dirty Truth on Skin Lightening Cream Reviews, courtesy of Zoey, a blogger for Axcelus. She listed what are the issues with skin bleaching creams in the market. In addition, she gave some informative tips on how to choose a good dark spot remover. Of course, she did recommend Meladerm with her reasoning. Overall, the article is quite insightful with lots of details.

So what do dermatologists propose for good skin whiteners? PaulaChoice says the best ones should
  • contain either hydroquinone or other lightening agents that have been scientifically studied for its efficacy on excess melanin
  • have protective packaging to prevent oxidation due to light and air
  • contain skin enhancing ingredients
  • be free of fragrance and skin irritants

Allure suggests Elure Advanced Brightening Lotion. Why? 4 weeks is probably all it takes to break down melanin. It could be a quick way to lighten dark spots minus the irritation.

Once you have found one that really works for you, don't forget to protect your skin especially the spots with a good SPF. Make it a daily habit. Otherwise, you will end up with stubborn pigmentation problems and all your hard work is wasted.