Permanent Skin Lightening- For Pigment Disorders and More

Permanent skin lightening is very dangerous and cannot be done over the counter in most cases. First of all, your body never stops producing melanin, which determines your skin tone, unless you have some type of disorder. Therefore, permanent skin lightening is almost impossible with topical lotions and creams. Even if you use a product for years, you might still wind up having discoloration because the melanin will come back once you quit using a product. What’s more is that some products can cause serious issues with prolonged use, so you need to be very careful.

Permanent skin lightening isn’t really something that most people want. If you have a pigment disorder like Michael Jackson suffered from (Vitiligo), you will likely want a permanent skin lightening solution so that you don’t have patches everywhere. However, if you are in this situation you will have to refer to prescription products or laser treatments to get effective and permanent skin lightening results. If you don’t have serious skin issues like this, you might not actually need permanent skin lightening solutions. Using a product for a period of time can be effective because it eliminates the trouble spots that you had.

If you do undergo permanent skin lightening treatments, you need to understand that you are exposing your skin to even more risks with UV rays from the sun. Melanin is the one thing that protects your skin, and permanent skin lightening will eliminate the melanin from your skin cells. Therefore, you will need to protect yourself at all times when you are out in the sun because you will be more prone to sunburn, sun poisoning and even cancer that can be caused by overexposure to UVA and UVB rays from the sun.

Talk to a skin care specialist about permanent skin lightening before you make any decisions. You need to be absolutely sure that this is the right decision for you, no matter what you end up choosing. By taking the time to figure out what your options are and which of them are going to be best, you will have a better idea about permanent skin lightening and whether it is really right for you or not. From pigment disorders to age spots and discoloration, there are lightening solutions available. They just might not end up being the permanent skin lightening solutions that you had in mind before you started your search.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on October 20, 2010 and Last Modified on January 29, 2018

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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