Dangers of Some Skin Whitening Products

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(Newswire.net — November 12, 2018) Wilmington, DE — Today, more and more people are turning to the use of skin whitening products to lighten dark spots and improve their complexion.

According to experts, consumers should be wary about using these products. They may potentially possess some substances and toxins that could wreak havoc on overall health.

Skin whitening creams and lotions have long been reputed to treat various issues, such as acne scarring, freckles, and dark spots. While they are generally perceived to be beneficial, there are those that produce serious health risks when used on a long-term basis.

Health authorities warn against chemicals like hydroquinine, mercury and steroids. In some countries, these ingredients have long been banned in the market. However, there are still physicians who prescribe hydroquinine.

Dangers linked with prolonged exposure to these chemicals are skin discoloration, malfunctions of the nervous system and internal organs, as well as an increased risk of cancer.

In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against the use of beauty soaps, creams, and lotions that may have mercury. This toxic chemical could trigger skin rashes, discoloration, and scarring.

The World Health Organization even warns that long-term use of mercury can cause damage to the nervous system and the kidneys. When it comes to lightening the skin, some natural ingredients, like those found in aloe vera, may be helpful.

According to some researchers, aloe vera can lighten dark spots from stress, genetics, sun exposure, and free radical damage.

Aside from having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it also offers natural exfoliant benefits. This means that it could help eliminate excess cells from the skin. What makes it even more beneficial is that it could reduce pigmentation production, which can produce a brighter, lighter complexion.

It is worth mentioning aloe vera gel has 75 potentially active constituents, which include vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C & Vitamin E, sugars, enzymes, lignin, minerals, salicylic acids and amino acids.

It has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and soothing and cooling properties that are highly beneficial for the skin.

According to researchers, its anti-inflammatory properties could aid with reducing blemishes and red spots. Through its effects, it could reduce the visibility of red spots and blemishes and this makes the skin brighter and lighter.

Aloe vera has components that increase cell turnover, which then aid in decreasing hyperpigmentation and skin discolorations. It is worth mentioning these have long been found to cause the skin to look dark and dull.

DermaSafe Stretch Mark and Scar Cream could be an excellent source of aloe vera’s skin-lightening benefits.

This cream is specifically made to diminish scars and stretch marks, and deliver the skin healing benefits of aloe vera.


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