Do You Soak Up The Sun?
If you are a fan of sunbathing or tanning, then you should be familiar with the risks associated with this increased sun exposure. This prolonged exposure to the sun causes damage to the skin that is eventually visible in the form of splotchy patches or spots.
What Causes This Tanning?
Melanin is the pigment that determines the color of your skin. The more of this pigment that you have, the darker your skin is. Thus it makes sense that more sun exposure causes the amount of this pigment in your skin to increase; as your skin tans darker and darker, the longer you spend in the sun.
What Can You Do About Skin Damage?
Some people try natural skin bleaching methods that include orange juice, lemon juice, yogurt or honey, to lighten the skin; and while this sometimes works, the effects are only temporary. Also, these methods provide no protection for future damage to the skin.
Instead of treating the after effects of the sun, try a more effective route by decreasing the amount of the pigment melanin in your skin. You will be happy to know you do not have to resort to products filled with harsh chemicals to lighten your skin. Natural skin bleaching can be attained through natural ingredients.
Effective Natural Skin Bleaching Products
*Avocado Oil: This oil will not only help lighten the skin, it will also moisturize your skin at the same time.
*Extrapone Nutgrass Root: This is a natural ingredient that has been utilized by Asian cultures for centuries. This ingredient decreases the amount of melanin in the skin and also helps repair existing patches as well as prevent the appearance of new ones.
*Phytessence Wakame: This product is derived from a kind of Japanese seaweed and it works to prevent the appearance of new dark spots on the skin. Phytessence Wakame is a natural skin protector and sunscreen and also moisturizes the skin at the same time.
You can find any of these natural ingredients in specialty health stores and they are worth the special trip. These natural substances work directly with the pigment melanin in your skin to restore your skin to an even, light tone.