How Do You Prevent Further Skin Darkening?
Probably the best skin whitening treatment of all is prevention. Whether you have just undergone a skin whitening treatment or you simply want to have a more even skin tone, you will have to avoid the causes that trigger dark spots.
The most common cause is the sun. Therefore, the less you expose your skin to ultraviolet rays, the more chance you have at preventing dark spots.
If you cannot stay indoors when the sun is shining, then it is recommended you use a high SPF protection on the surface of your skin that comes in contact with the sun.
Remember that once you have whitened your skin you must do your best to keep it this way.
Always keep in mind that a cream or ointment used for whitening dark spots cannot take the place of a moisturizer. Even though good whitening creams and ointments are formulated not to dry your skin, the newly uncovered layers of skin will need moisture to reveal their natural inner beauty. That is why you will need to help your skin look and remain healthy by applying a moisturizer 5 or 10 minutes after you have done your skin whitening treatment.
Can A Daily Dose Of Vitamin C Help?
Vitamin C is used for several purposes – as an antioxidant, a growth stimulator for increasing appetite, and for decreasing the production of melanin. Melanin is the pigment responsible for dark skin, thus the less melanin produced the whiter you skin will be. This is why it is important to take Vitamin C along with your skin whitening treatment.
You can either choose to take it in the form of tablets found in a drugstore or you can increase your intake of fruits and vegetables containing this vitamin, like oranges, limes, lemons and rose hips.
Why Use Skin Exfoliation?
Exfoliation of the skin has been utilized for many years to assist in maintaining the skin. It works by eliminating any old dead skin cells that lay on the outermost surface of the skin. Facials that include microdermabrasion or chemical peels use exfoliations. Exfoliation can be accomplished through chemical or mechanical means. Exfoliation is used in facials, during microdermabrasion, or chemical peels at medical spas.
Ready made exfoliating cleansers are available in stores if you choose this option, or you can easily make your own. Mixing olive oil, sea salt and lemon juice together is a good homemade exfoliator, or another one you could try is mixing powdered milk and ground almonds together. Then add some of your mixture to a soft cloth and rub it into your skin gently.
If you just follow these skin whitening tips, you will be able to attain your goal of having a healthy and beautiful skin after your skin whitening treatment.