If you are looking for a way to lighten your complexion or lighten the skin all over your body, you may want to bleach your skin. You can buy pre-made skin bleaches or make them at home. The key is to choose chemicals and ingredients that have proven skin whitening properties but that are also safe to use on your skin.
Arbutin is new in the medical field for skin whitening, and it contain ingredients that nourish your skin in addition lightening the tone. An extract from the bearberry plant, arbutin pulls pigmentation out of your skin and protects your skin from damage caused by environmental agents and pollution. When arbutin causes de-pigmentation of the skin, it actually decreases the body’s natural melanin production by blocking tyrosinase formation. Tyrosinase is a copper enzyme found in plants and animals that allows the production of melanin. So, when it is inhibited, melanin cannot be produced and skin appears very pale in color. Not only will arbutin lighten skin tone overall, it can be used to specifically target certain areas like freckles and sun spots. It is non toxic and has no side effects.
Bleaching your skin is a lot harsher than whitening the skin because of the ingredients used. You need to be very careful when using chemical bleaches to bleach your skin. A typical skin bleaching system or kit sold at the drugstore consists of hydrogen peroxide, ammonia and sometimes glycolic acid. Less harsh than benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid is usually acceptable to use on sensitive skin and is especially good for killing bacteria and eliminating acne. Blemishes from acne cause scars and darkened skin in some areas, and glycolic acid can help lighten these. Hydrogen peroxide is used to bleach hair and turn it blonde or white and can have a very similar effect on your skin. Carefully combine a teaspoon of bleach powder and half a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide. Add a drop of ammonia and mix the ingredients together. To dilute it for sensitive skin, add a few drops of water. Gently wipe the mixture across your skin using cotton swab, and wait to see if you have any burning sensation or reaction. If so, do not use it anymore. If not, you can go ahead and bleach certain areas that are not prone to sensitivity. Be careful when using this mixture on your face and keep it away from your eyes and mouth.