How long does it take before a skin lightener work?
WHAT CAUSES SKIN TO DARKEN?
The biological reason for dark skin is due to the pigment called melanin. If skin releases more melanin then your skin appears to be darker. Your natural skin color, the one you receives at birth normally remain unchanged. But if you start losing your original color then there are certain ways to help you retain it back. Dark color may be due to excessive sun exposure, hormonal imbalance, some kind of reaction or skin damage. You can cure these issues by using skin whiteners.
WHAT ARE SKIN LIGHTENERS?
Skin lighteners are used to reduce melanin production and they help in repairing skin cells. They can be any natural products or they can be prepared by mixing various natural and artificial ingredients. Natural ingredients include milk, yoghurt, potato, lemon, aloe Vera, orange, gram flour, honey and sandalwood. Artificially produced products are also available in the market that initially use these natural products in their mixtures. Artificial products don’t always work right. They sometimes contain harmful ingredients that damage your skin further. Good ones are expensive.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
They contain active ingredients that directly work upon damaged areas and enhance the skin tone. Most of the skin lighteners are bleaching agents and they reduce prominent dark areas and prevent further discoloration.
HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE?
Now back to the question how long do these whitening agents or lighteners take? For sensitive skin users, it is advised to use whiteners for a short while to prevent any reaction. For other skin types, these lighteners should be applied for at least 30 minutes. Lighteners take a few days to show good results. You will start observing results in two weeks and it also depends on the product you use as well. Some lightening agents are fast and they give results within a day but result is visible for a short span.