In most communities, having a fair and white skin is truly making a person look more attractive to others. The whiter and less blemish you have on your skin, more people get attracted to you because it looks neat and clean. It automatically makes a person a head-turner among the crowd of many individuals because a white skin can easily radiate even in the dim places.
With this regard, there has been a lot of skin lightening products being sold all over the market. They even come in different forms depending on how you would like to be applied it on your skin. There are beauty bar soaps, foams and lotion that when applied on your skin, can already protect your skin from the UV rays of the sun and helps it lighten even more. Aside from these topical products to lighten the skin, procedures are also being done in dermatology clinics to hasten the lightening of one’s skin.
What causes darkening of the skin?
Each and every one of us was created uniquely by our divine creator and each one of us was given a certain shade of skin color therefore there is no wonder why there are people who have darker skin while others have overly whitened skin. For those who have darker shade of skin, they would choose to use these skin lightening products in order to have a fairer complexion.
The human skin, when exposed to the UV rays of the sun, has its own protective mechanism known as melanin in response to harmful light rays. Melanin is actually a brown pigmentation of the skin which causes it to darken. But there is nothing to worry about because this pigment is only deposited on the upper layer of the skin which means that it could be easily shed off after a month.
How do this skin lightening products work?
The mechanism of these skin lightening products is to hasten the shedding off of the superficial skin. These products would contain chemical products such as the glycolic acid that aids in the faster production of the skin cells in order for the darkened and older skin to be immediately replaced. Instead of waiting for about a month for the older and pigmented skin to be replaced normally, the skin lightening products can help increase the entire process at fifty or more percent! For those who do not like to wait for a month before their skin to be lighter, these products would be very good for them.
Some would also prefer in going to the dermatologic clinic for skin lightening. These clinics would also have procedures to induce skin peeling in order to remove immediately almost the entire thickness of the upper layer of the skin, making the person’s skin look lighter and whiter after a few hours.
But in other cultures, having a fair and white skin is already normal to them that are why a fair-skinned person does not look that much attractive anymore. Therefore beauty is not the same as “what you see is what you get” but it is definitely skin deep.