Skin lightening is not the easiest process. You use soaps, creams, maybe even lasers and avoid the sun like you owe it money. It’s a lot of effort.So the last thing you want to do is do all the work to get several shades lighter and then mess it all up with a simple mistake, right? Of course not. You want permanent skin lightening.So how do you do that? While a myriad of skin lightening products can promise immediate or even long term effects, not a lot can assure you that the effects will be permanent. If you want to permanently maintain your results, you’re going to have to do it yourself.And it’s not too hard at all. The trick to prolong the effect of all those skin whitening treatments can be from a very simple staple: sunscreen.An ounce of prevention is truly worth more than a pound of cure. The biggest culprit for pesky hyper pigmentation and dark spots is prolonged sun exposure. While the effects of sun exposure are very hard to reverse, it is easy enough to simply slather on sunscreen and protect yourself from the damage in the first place!
Protection is extra important now more than ever because global warming has caused the sun rays that penetrate the ozone to be much harsher. At the same time, your advanced skin care routine might also put you at an additional risk.These days it’s not enough to have a dependable roster of generic skincare products, each product must have active ingredients and all sorts of special effects to make sure it deserves a place in your vanity. While the discovery of new active ingredients is great in terms of widening product choices, consumers have to be wary about the side effects as well.One of the most common side effects is increasing sun sensitivity. It is sometimes counter intuitive how a bevy of skincare products that promise skin whitening actually makes you extra sensitive to sun, which can cause darkening.Some skincare ingredients to look out for that cause sun sensitivity are Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids which are present in a bevy of cleansers and serums as a chemical exfoliant, Accutane and Benzoyle peroxide, both popular acne treatments, and almost all forms of topical Vitamin….