Beauty Haven: Getting Light Skin Tones and Complexion (2)
Hello GLAMekizzle Readers,
It’s been very hectic at work of recent and I myself cannot believe how occupied with deliverables I have become. A new Line Manager at work coupled with an increasing business focus and interest in a certain area, – I guess you can tell already how busy the last couple of days have been, but again am sorry for being away for this long, we will remain connected with frequent write ups to read and share with loved ones.
Without further ado, let’s kick off right back where we signed off… Aha! our last focus was on skin lightening and the regular debate on it. For new readers please go to my previous post and join us as we continue on our discussion.
While there are several ways and means to skin lightening, I must say that it’s really your personal choice and I am totally aligned with what you choose. Where I bother is the methods and means used to achieve a light skinned complexion as this may go wrong and totally damage your skin. I have seen with most people that the skin lightening agents they use do not offer lasting solutions. They give you desired results for a very short time and degenerate your skin making it look dull, aging and unkempt.
On the other hand, we must never be blind to the fact that for Light skinned Africans, as you age your skin tone changes or becomes darker. Very few people maintain the same skin tone all through their lifetime even up till old age. I have met just 2 older people that have this out of a hundred light skinned women I know. And as for dark skinned people, you tend to use several products simultaneously or on different occasions and unknowingly to you, you are damaging the skin and its youthfulness.
Furthermore, let me quickly chip in that we must also never forget that certain parts of our body will always remain in its original complexion no matter what you do or use. Those areas include our under-butts area, clitoris/vagina and nipples. These parts of our body can never change its original complexion so I implore you to study the effectiveness of the products you use and measure present results against target.- You will clearly see that you put yourself at risk and no desired result has been achieved.
The most important thing is to stick with safe and trusted products. They are usually expensive but they can offer better results and reduce the risk of damaged skin or discoloration. Call it what you may, – bleaching or skin lightening, I would however like to turn the debate around and provide you with proper and lasting skin care solutions. They will give your skin a clear and youthful look.
1. Reduce the time you spend under the sun, especially between the hours of 10am – 3pm. Indeed the sun is the best source of Vitamin D, but excessive exposure to the sun can cause your skin to look tanned or dull.
Which would you rather- A dull skin or a normal skin?
2. Opt for anti-aging products; this clearly is the new focus area for skin care fanatics and I totally belong to that group. Anti-aging to you may call out as products for older ladies or ladies at 40 growing older. This perception is wrong and anti-aging products are most effective for ladies at 30 or 2-3yrs below 30. It’s the best time to start treating your skin as most anti-aging products focus on clearing dead skin cells that make your skin look dull and they also reduce slackening of the skin that makes your skin look old and of course gives you a radiant skin. Visit a Clarins stand today and get more details to this, they have the best of anti-aging products and they are so good to use.
Which would you rather- a youthful and radiant skin or a new complexion that fades and slacks your skin in a short time?
3. If you insist on having a lighter skin, please be patient and use safe products. This however can be very expensive and requires your time, but which again would you rather- an expensive products that gives gradual but lasting results or a cheap quick-action with adverse effects? Gradual here means having to do frequent body exfoliation and using trusted skin lightening brands. The body exfoliation process clears out dead cells and also makes your skin clean for a good skin lightening cream to work on.
4. Healthy eating, fruits, drinking lots of water, reduction of cigarette and alcohol intake, exercises are good methods to keep your skin youthful and firm. They generally are good for healthy living so please try to practice them, don’t be lazy or procrastinate.
Which would you rather- unsung methods to maintain a youthful skin or leaving your skin to chance?
On my last note to this, I will like to say that you are beautiful just the way you are, if you decide to go for skin lightening products let it be your call and not pressure from external parties. Whatever the decision is remember to always use safe products, they protect your skin while you look for solutions.
You are Beautiful and Strong, Be All of You and Nothing less.