Choosing a skin lightening cream and anal bleach for dark spots isn’t easy – there are so many brands, claims, and toxic remedies available on the market that choosing a cream turns out to be a gamble. This article clarifies five points of consideration when choosing a skin lightening cream for dark spots The single most important piece of information that you need to know when buying a skin bleaching or skin lightening cream is what ingredients are in the product.
While there are literally hundreds of compounds, chemicals, and herbs that claim to lighten dark spots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation, there are very few that do it effectively. According to dermatologists and experts who specialize in creams that remove age spots, the ingredients most likely to remove dark spots and hyperpigmentation contain Retin-A, hydroquinone, azelaic acid, alpha arbutin and Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Most products contain one ingredient or a combination of one or more of the ingredients.
The second important piece of information that one needs to know about selecting the right skin bleaching cream is what part of the body the cream will be used on. Skin is very different from location to location on the body. The skin under the eye is much more sensitive than the skin on the surface of the hands. So while Retin-A and hydroquinone may be okay for the face and hands, it would likely be too irritating for dark armpits or intimate areas. For sensitive skin areas, alpha arbutin and licorice extract would be appropriate.
Thirdly, where can one purchase a skin lightening cream? It turns out that “age spots” and hyper-pigmentation have taken the pole position over wrinkles in at the cosmetic counter this year. People have begun to realize that dark spots and age spots can make one look aged and that it’s not the wrinkles alone. Some of the more effective creams such as Retin-A, azelaic acid, and hydroquinone in strengths over 2% require a doctor’s prescription. So if you have failed an over the counter strength skin bleaching cream, it may be time to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist and ask for the best skin whitening cream available.
Fourth, how long will it take to lighten dark spots or hyper-pigmented skin? Just as every individual is different, so are the age spots and dark spots different from one another. Some sun spots on the cheeks or neck may fade nicely away in 3-6 weeks but other darker spots or intimate areas can take several months. Part of the variable is the strength of the product that one can use and a strength that one can tolerate without irritation. One thing that is true for all is that it takes commitment on the part of the patient, to apply the cream consistently every day.
Lastly, sunblock is crucial. Age spots and dark spots are stimulated by light (both ultraviolet from the sun and indoor fluorescent lighting). Light keeps the pigment switch turned to the “on” position. Protecting the skin with sunblock from light helps keep the pigment switch turned to the “off” position. Not only does sunblock protect against further age spots, but also can prevent wrinkles and even skin cancers.
When it comes to skin lightening and skin bleaching creams, three factors affect the quality and the price of the products. The kinds of ingredients are the first factor. For home and day spa use, the best products have the non-toxic and natural ingredients found only in Intilight. Many of those specialized ingredients are only typically available to manufacturers who are medical professionals like Dr. Thomas Balshi, the creator of Intilight anal bleach.
Inferior anal bleach products often rely on harsh chemicals and other cheap ingredients such as kojic acid and salicylic acid. Others cut costs by using the mercury, hydroquinone and other substances that are actually banned in many countries for health and safety reasons. The quality of the ingredients is the second factor.
The quality of the ingredients is the second factor. Intilight is based on a precise formula that gets the most benefits from the ingredients. Dr. Balshi works with top suppliers of ingredients based on his strict quality guidelines. Many other products on the market sell for less than Intilight because their ingredients are too weak to deliver the skin lightening and skin bleaching results that users deserve. Production quality is the third factor.
Production quality is the third factor. Intilight is produced in government-inspected facilities in the United States. Dr. Balshi oversees production to ensure that every drop of Intilight anal bleach is consistently reliable when it comes to delivering the lighter skin that men and women around the world want. Many of the skin bleaching products available online are produced in factories that fall well short of Intilight quality standards.
Quality can change dramatically from batch to batch and so can results. When it comes to the best ingredients, the best quality, the best production and the right price, Intilight delivers top notch results.
When used appropriately it offers a safe and very effective therapy to treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It is available in over-the-counter strength of up to 2 percent and higher concentrations by prescription. In my dermatology practice I use hydroquinone frequently for many of my patients that complain of uneven pigmentation, dark marks from acne, and lightening genital area hyperpigmentation. Why does hydroquinone have a “bad wrap”?
There are several reasons for this, some are legitimate and some are not so valid. First, the main problem with hydroquinone is that with continued long-term use, hydroquinone has been associated with a paradoxical darkening of the skin. This condition is called ochronosis and is more common in other parts of the world where hydroquinone is used extensively without regulation. To avoid this rare but significant side effect, we educate my patients on the use of it in anal bleach.
Secondly, there are studies in Europe and Asia involving rodents which were fed high doses of hydroquinone through a feeding tube for extensive periods of time. It’s no surprise that some of the rodents developed cancer. So far no cases of cancer have ever been proven in human using a topical cream containing hydroquinone. If one avoids eating massive amounts hydroquinone bleaching creams, then I suspect you will remain safe.
Thirdly, hydroquinone topical products can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight (photosensitivity). We always recommend to our patients that either sun avoidance or sun protective clothing and sunblock be used while using a hydroquinone bleaching cream. Here is how to prevent the side effects of hydroquinone: First and foremost, one should not use hydroquinone skin bleaching creams for long periods of time. Try to limit treatment to 1 to 3 months. Then switch to an alternative therapy to maintain results. Secondly, hydroquinone must be used with sunscreen.
Many dermatologists believe that sun exposure (without sun protection) may be implicated in ochronosis. Last but not least, we always emphasize to patients that if there is any significant irritation they should discontinue use. Following these simple rules, one can safely use hydroquinone to treat dark marks and hyperpigmentation.