The Trends of Whitening, Brightening, and Lightening

Know the difference between skin whitening, brightening and lightening.

People are always looking for new ways to better their skin. Whether it is the appearance or texture of the skin, we will try anything to get our skin looking and feeling the way we want it to. Fixing the issue can be hard because of the whopping amount of skin care products, treatments, and procedures. It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what we need for our skin.

Whitening, brightening, or lightening the skin tone has become a popular trend. These three methods require different routines and assist with a variety of skin tone issues. We found what these treatments consist of to help you find which one is best for you!

Skin Lightening

So far in life, many people have had problems with sun damage, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation problems. These all play a huge factor in uneven skin tone. No matter how much makeup you may use to cover that up, it only does just that, cover up the problem instead of fixing it. Skin lightening products can help reverse uneven skin tones. If this is a matter you are having with your skin, find products that have natural ingredients such as arbutin, kojic acid, niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and bearberry.

Skin Brightening

Thanks to wrinkles and dead skin cells, aging is a process nobody enjoys going through. As young adults, our skin cells had a fast turnover rate and shed off our skin fast which kept the complexion bright and vibrant. However, over time the cells began a slower turnover rate causing them to sit atop of our skin creating a dull complexion. This creates more definition in fine lines and under-eye circles. But you don’t need to spend loads of money for this treatment, try out home remedies or DIY masks to resolve any setbacks of a dull skin tone!

Skin Whitening

This has just recently surfaced but is not recommended. People have been stripping their natural skin pigment with harsh bleaching skin strips due to standards in certain countries, deeming a ‘white complexion’ to be more beautiful than others. Doing a skin whitening treatment can cause irritation and discoloration in the skin. Embrace your natural skin pigment and don’t change it based off of what others standards may be!