Monday, January 7, 2013

How to Properly Apply and Use Skin Whitening and Cleansing Products

If you’ve taken the steps to beautify your skin by purchasing skin whitening products, creams and soaps, that’s a good start. What’s often overlooked is using those products correctly. Unfortunately, failing to follow the directions on any beauty product will almost always end with results that are less than desired. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at how to properly use whitening soaps and creams.

To properly apply whitening cream, first wash your face with soap and warm water as you normally would. Then apply ice or very cold water to the skin you just washed. That will help close your skin’s pores, which is essential to effective application of whitening cream. Washing your face then rinsing it with very cold water will also help prevent acne. As you can tell, just washing your face and rinsing it properly is important to healthy looking, beautiful skin.

The first time you use a whitening cream you should use it in a non-conspicuous location away from your face, on an area that is usually covered. High quality whitening cream contains natural plant-based products, but everyone has slightly different skin, and whitening cream and soap may have a more dramatic or faster effect on one person than another. Testing it in a non-visible place guarantees that results will be similar when you use it on your face. Once satisfied with your test, you can apply it daily, preferably at night, to the affected areas on your face and body.

Whitening creams works by inhibiting the production of melanin, a natural compound that leads to skin darkening and discoloration. By using whitening cream, that skin darkening effect is greatly slowed and skin appears brighter, whiter and healthier. Along with a high quality whitening cream we typically recommend using a whitening soap with Kojic Acid. That will help prevent breakouts and it’s a good match to the cream because it will break down melanin already present in your skin while the whitening cream works to inhibit future production of melanin.

If you are prone to acne breakouts periodically, you should be sure to use a whitening toner as part of your beauty regiment. Whitening toner effectively and safely reduces skin inflammation and prevents damage to the skin and scarring from acne. Acne scars and related skin damage can be traumatizing to those who are afflicted with such issues, but with the steps outlined above and the proper, healthy lifestyle your skin can look better and more beautiful.

The importance of using any skin and beauty products properly cannot be overemphasized. The correct application is much more likely to lead to the results you’re hoping for. Not using the products according to their specific instructions will usually lead to less than optimal results. After you’ve made the decision to improve the health and beauty of your skin, don’t forget to use the products you’ve invested in the right way. The results will be better, and you will look more beautiful and be happier.

Sweet Suzzy is the founder of, a leading online beauty and skin care store. Like Flawless Beauty on Facebook and follow on Twitter to get daily tips, links, new product updates and much more!

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