Does Vitamin B5 Help in Skin Lightening?

Effects of Vitamin on skin

There are many reasons to need skin lightening, including acne scars, sun spots, freckles or just uneven skin tone. Thankfully, there are many products on the market that can provide all that you need in the way of skin treatments. Skin lightening is actually nothing new, since Cleopatra was reputed to have soaked in a bath of buttermilk to get her porcelain white complexion and interestingly enough, some of the skin lighteners on the market today do use a type of lactic acid, which is one of the components in milk. Another helpful ingredient found in many brighteners is vitamin B5, which is also known as pantothenic acid. This is a component that can help your face heal any lesions, acne pits or spots and can also speed up new cell production.

Does Vitamin B5 Help in Skin Lightening?Skin lightening is used to help even out skin tone and reduce redness caused by a variety of causes. Vitamin B5 is especially good in these types of products because it can soothe irritated skin, and many brighteners can cause some irritation. The brighteners often use a type of glycolic peel to help remove dead skin cells, but this can also cause irritated, dry or red skin which is exactly what you don’t want. The Vitamin B5 can help reduce that redness or irritation and can help your skin recover more quickly from the acids in the skin lightening products.

Vitamin B5 is a common component found in most foods and even grains, so it is pretty rare for someone to lack the proper vitamin B5 for their body, but as a topical treatment, it could be added to your beauty regiment to improve your appearance. However, remember that you need to follow the directions closely on the product and avoid sun exposure while you are using these types of products.

The best skin brightening products should contain some type of retinol or acid peel as this will help the cells within the dark spots on your skin to regenerate more quickly and produce an even skin tone. In addition, they should have some sort of soothing agent like vitamin B5 to help reduce any negative reactions. It is always a good idea to get a versatile product that can help moisturize and reduce wrinkles as well. You can easily find these types of products at local stores and online and there are literally dozens of types to choose from so select carefully.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on July 10, 2013 and Last Modified on January 11, 2019

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