Summer means longer days spending time at the beach with friends and going on enjoyable vacations. Some people also believe that summer means that they should no longer use their skin lightening or brightening products.
However, while it is true that it is not advisable to use hydroquinone during the summer months to brighten your skin, there are safe alternatives, like White Lightening Complex and White Lightening Serum. White Lightening products allow you to keep your skin looking bright and light without worrying about the potentially negative side effects that hydroquinone might produce when used during the summer.
What is Hydroquinone?
If you’re like most people, this might be the first time you have read the term hydroquinone. The truth is that it is a product that is found in a large portion of whitening or skin bleaching products. It can be an effective tool to lighten dark patches of skin and address hyperpigmentation and age spots. However, for all of its benefits, hydroquinone has some serious downsides. Even when it is used during non-summer months, it can produce negative side effects, like stinging, producing a burning sensation, leaving the skin dry or giving the face a red appearance.
In rare cases, serious or quasi-disfiguring side effects can occur, including blistering of the skin, leaving the skin with blue/black dark patches or cracking the skin. With all of these potential side effects, it is understandable why people are looking for an alternative.
Taking a Break from Hydroquinone During the Summer
Some of the things that we love about the summer are that it’s warmer out, the days are brighter and we are able to enjoy more sun exposure. Unfortunately, if a person is exposed to high levels of sunlight while using hydroquinone, they might actually end up triggering sunspots and other skin discoloration by using the product.
Even if hydroquinone works well on your skin during not-so-sunny times of the year, it is wise to look into a skin lightening product that is designed to provide safe results during the summer months. This is because hydroquinone works by attacking cells that produce pigmentation and can damage the cells. As a result, your skin produces less melanin. During the summer months, this makes your skin more susceptible to sun damage from UVB and UVA rays. It also increases the chance of getting sunburned.
A Safer Skin Lightening Solution
White Lightening products allow you to keep healthy skin in a safe and healthy manner. These products have at their core extracts from Norwegian kelp, mushrooms and bearberry. These extracts work in a natural way to attack age spots and skin discoloration.
When used together, White Lightening Complex and White Lightening Serum will brighten your complexion while at the same time making your skin look smooth and feel soft. You may notice a reduction in the size of your pores, as well as a reduction in acne breakouts. Your skin will feel more hydrated, it will look younger and you will feel the effects of the natural exfoliation.
White Lightening Serum and White Lightening Complex are two powerful tools that can allow you to address hyperpigmentation during the summer months. They allow you to enjoy the warm weather and your vacation all the while keeping your skin looking its best. To learn more about White Lightening products, visit the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center, with offices in Lynnwood and Mount Vernon. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!