Kojic acid soaps are one of the accessible, tried-and-tested ways you can lighten your skin complexion! But before you get your hands on a kojic soap, here are a few facts about what makes these products work, along with tips on how to get more out of every wash.
Kojic Acid in Kojic Soaps
Kojic acid was first discovered in 1907. Its name was taken from the Japanese term koji which means “steamed rice.” Kojic acid is an agent that is extracted from different types of fungi, especially from strains of Aspergillus which was grown on steamed rice.
Today, you may hear kojic acid in countless ads. It has become a buzzword as a prime ingredient in health and beauty products that are formulated to lighten skin and also treat skin conditions such as sun damage, scars and age or dark spots.
The Skin-Lightening Effects of Kojic Acid
Kojic acid in kojic soap, cream, serum and other forms, works its skin-lightening magic by influencing the skin’s melanin production.
Melanin is a naturally occurring pigment that’s responsible for the color of your skin, eyes and hair. When there is an overproduction of melanin, the skin tone becomes darker and, in some cases, uneven. Kojic acid manages this by blocking the formation of tyrosine, an amino acid that’s essential for producing melanin.
Lesser melanin means fairer complexion! But the effects of kojic acid does not stop there. The ingredient is also studied to have antifungal and antimicrobial properties, as well as these other benefits:
- Lesser age spots
- Treatment for melasma
- Decreased discoloration and appearance of scars
Tips for Using Kojic Soaps
Make sure every wash gets you the benefits your skin needs with these tips.
- Follow package directions! Ideal results will always start with making sure you keep with the product manufacturer’s recommendation for usage.
- Create a routine and stick to it. Remember: skin thrives on consistency! Make it a before-bed habit to wash and follow through with your skin care routine.
- For the face: always follow up with a toner and a good moisturizer. Toners are the essential second step in facial skin care routine, as this readies your skin for hydration with a serum or a moisturizer.
- For the face: avoid scrubbing or using the soap bar directly in contact with the skin as this may lead to dryness and irritation.
- Wash regularly but in moderation. Washing too much may dry out your skin. The ideal would be 2 washes a day.
- Avoid using hot water when washing, especially for the face. This may also result in dry and irritated skin.
- When in doubt, seek the advice of a dermatologist. Although it delivers a host of benefits for skin spots, hyperpigmentation, scars and dark patches, kojic acid soaps and other products should never be used to correct damaged or broken skin.
For lighter, fairer beauty, Pervil Kojic Soap kojic acid that can help lighten dark spots caused by acne or pimples, moisturize dry skin and smooth away unwanted wrinkles with regular use.
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