How to Lighten Dark Skin
Here you will learn how to lighten skin darkness and reduce skin
roughness. As you learned in my last article, those two things can result from excessive sun
exposure, increased melanin production, aging, free radical damage and other factors.
**Melanin - Its Importance
To lighten skin darkness, the first factor to address is melanin
production. Melanin production can be inhibited through the use of a whitening day cream containing Extrapone
Over the years, a number of different ingredients have been used for reducing uneven
pigmentation, lightening age spots or freckles and for an overall whitening effect. All of those ingredients were
accompanied by unwanted side effects. Some were particularly serious.
**Extrapone Nutgrass Root - Special Ingredient
Extrapone Nutgrass Root is a natural ingredient derived from a plant that
has been used for thousands of years as an anti-irritant. Recent clinical studies have shown that the ingredient
can inhibit melanin production by as much as 41.4%.
Inhibiting melanin means that the new cells produced will be lighter in color. But, as you
learned in the previous article, the production of new cells slows down as we age. So, that’s the second factor to
address. Womens - Whitening Cream
** Keratin - Additional Help
An ingredient called Keratin has been shown to increase the production of
new keratinocytes by as much as 160% after only three days of use. Not only will this help an older person. It will
speed the results for anyone using an Extrapone Nutgrass Root day cream. So, the best manufacturers include both
ingredients. **Crodamol OP - Softens Rough Skin SpotsAnother
ingredient is necessary to soften rough skin spots. That one is called Crodamol OP. Crodamol
OP is an emollient. Emollients and moisturizers are sometimes confused. Moisturizers are
ingredients that add moisture to the skin’s surface. Emollients are ingredient that soften, correct dry
patches and reduce scaling.
The term moisturizer is sometimes used to refer to a completed product, because effective
moisturizing cannot always be accomplished with a single ingredient. Crodamol OP is included to soften rough skin
spots and to slow water loss. One of the benefits of Keratin is to act as a humectant and increase the skin’s
ability to retain moisture.
Although skin roughness may be a result of sun exposure, it is ultimately a symptom of excessive
dryness. Keratin has the proven ability to heal excessive dryness when used on a regular basis.
So, let’s recap quickly. To lighten skin, you need a whitening day cream containing Extrapone
Nutgrass Root, Keratin and Crodamol OP. The combination should lighten dark spots and the overall complexion within
a few weeks, depending on the amount of sun exposure you have. In this case, the less you expose your face to the
sun, the better off you will be.
The combination of Keratin and Crodamol OP should work immediately to soften rough skin spots and
generally reduce roughness. Your skin’s surface should feel smoother and look more youthful after just a few weeks
of daily use.
**Sunscreen If Desired
If you feel that you need a sunscreen, use the whitening day cream first. The sunscreen should be
added as a second layer. It provides no benefits to the skin’s health or appearance other than to filter out some
of the UV rays. It should be on top or beneath foundation makeup if you use one.
Now, you know how to lighten skin darkness. With the right ingredients, it’s not
that hard to do.
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