Jun 18, 2014

Top 5 Skin Whitening Myths

I'm sure all of you heard of the horror stories about skin whitening. Some of the stories are true, and some of it are obsolete. Here are 10 of the most common skin whitening myths:

Myth #1 - Skin whitening products causes cancer
This is entirely a myth. It might be true during our grandmother's time. But the advancement of R&D has improved the formula of skin whitening product. This is why you should only choose established brands for skin whitening product.

Myth #2 - Skin whitening products cause skin thinning
This is true for some products that contains Retin-A reacts like an exfoliator. Constant use of product that has Retin-A might thin the top layer of your skin. These product helps very little in whitening your skin. It exfoliates the top layer of your skin to reveal a fresh layer of skin. If your skin is naturally tanned, the product has no effect at all.

Myth #3 - You can't use other products when using skin whitening products
This is partly true. Some skin whitening products contain active ingredients. When you mix with another product that has different active ingredients, it might overload your skin.

Myth #4 - When using skin whitening products, you can't treat other skin concerns
This is partly related to Myth #3. A lot of skin whitening ingredients are not suitable to use with other products, especially when it contains active ingredients. Watch out for harmful active ingredient in skin whitening product such as mercurous chloride (mercury).

Myth #5 - You don't have to use skin whitening if you use sunscreen
A lot of people mistaken skin whitening and sunscreen. Both of the products have different function. Sunscreen only protects your skin from UV rays. It doesn't lighten your skin or protect your skin from darkening. Sunscreen is a protective product, whereas skin whitening is a corrective product.

After reading all the myths above, don't you think skin whitening can be quite troublesome? It is not impossible to have a skin whitening product that does the protective and corrective work for your skin. The brand new L'Oreal White Perfect Total 10 Day Cream overcomes all the problems with skin whitening products.

The L'Oreal White Perfect Total 10 Day Cream has 10 functions - 5 protective functions and 5 corrective functions.

Protective functions:
  • Anti-UVA
  • Anti-UVB
  • Anti-oxydation
  • Anti-pollution
  • Anti-oiliness
Corrective functions:
  • Instant brightening
  • Fairer skin
  • Even tone
  • Reduce Dark Spots
  • Shine Control

What I love about it:
  • You don't have to worry about getting different products for different functions. This L'Oreal White Perfect Total 10 Day Cream protects your skin from external aggression, and at the same time, whitens your skin from the inside.
  • Works as moisturizer as well.
  • Visible improvement on the skin within 4 weeks.
  • You can apply underneath your makeup as base. 
What I dislike about it:
  • The bottle is a bit bulky for traveling.

Price: RM39.90 (50ml)
Available: From June 2014 onwards. You can get it at any major pharmacies and supermarket.

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