Skin bleaching products are used by many people in an attempt to lighten the areas of the skin that are pigmented because of medicines, exposure to the sun or hyperpigmentation. Any brown spots, freckles or melasma formed on the skin can raises one's desire for one of the different types of skin bleaching products that can produce a fairer and more luminous complexion. The most common types of skin bleaching gel for skin whitening or skin lightening are skin whitening cream, skin lightening lotion and cosmetic whiteners. Ingredients for the products of each type include hydroquinone, kojic acid and mandelic acid. Mercury is often used in these types of products as well.
Bleaching is considered by many to be the least invasive method for skin lightening, but all types of bleaching gels are popular among users. Bleaching creams for the skin are a favorite of many because they are easy to use. Lotions for skin bleaching are another commonly used method for skin lightening. Whichever type of skin bleaching gel is chosen, the gentlest and most effective ingredients include gigawhite, hyaluronic acid and alpha arbutin. If the ingredients include biowhite or sepiwhite instead of gigawhite, they have similar functions.
There is a wide variety of skin bleaching gel products available in department stores, pharmacies and online. Products that contain mild, plant-based ingredients have been clinically proven to be beneficial for the skin. For all the different types of skin bleaching gel available, the directions will tell users whether the product is adaptable with their skin type. Following a bleaching session, moisturizing of the skin aids in avoiding irritation, or moisturizer can be added to the product before application to keep the skin smooth. In addition, applying the bleaching gel only on the dark spot or desired area can keep it from affecting other areas of the skin.
Homemade skin bleaching options are available as well. Yogurt, cornmeal, toothpaste and lemons can be used as inexpensive and harmless options for skin lightening. Many people use milk powders to improve their complexion.