You can remove pigmentation on facial safely, if you are careful. Creams that lighten the skin’s color are affordable solutions. The care that you need to take has to do with the ingredients.
Effective ingredients inhibit melanin production, because melanin is the compound that creates the color in a skin cell. One of the popular solutions for inhibiting melanin production is hydroquinone, but the use creams containing it has been associated with an increased risk of skin cancer.
Because of the cancer risk, it has been banned by countries in the European Union.
After the ban became effective, some companies began looking for safer alternatives. One was found in the medicinal plant known as cyperus rotundus.
The cyperus rotundus plant has many common names, because it is a pervasive weed. It is difficult to kill, because of its numerous tubers, which makes it a pest to many farmers.
The tubers, which are something like roots, were used traditionally in some countries for reducing bruises and carbuncles. Extracts from the tubers have been shown to act as anti-irritants. When applied to irritated skin, the extract is soothing.
Creams containing a.5% concentration of the extract will remove pigmentation on facial skin in just a few weeks. The.5% concentration inhibits melanin production by over 40%. Lower concentrations are less effective.
Spending time in the sun is something that active people enjoy. We know that UV rays from the sun are necessary for the body to produce vitamin D, an essential antioxidant. But, the sun is responsible for photo-aging of the skin.
Unless you want your facial skin to look old and wrinkled, you need to protect it from sunlight. The best way to do that is with a hat that has a wide brim. Sunscreen benefits are limited and controversial.
If you successfully remove pigmentation on facial skin, you must be particularly careful about protecting it from sunlight. Melanin provides natural protection against UV damage that leads to skin cancer. By inhibiting melanin production, you are effectively removing the skin’s natural protection.
Some studies indicate that the regular use of sunscreen increases a person’s risk of the least common and most deadly form of skin cancer; malignant melanoma. It may be that people rely too heavily on the sunscreens and forget to cover up. Don’t make that mistake.
Safe creams designed to remove pigmentation on facial skin are not that easy to find. Look for an anti-aging cream containing cyperus rotundus extract and remember to evaluate the other ingredients before you buy.