In our search for fair and beautiful skin, it is unavoidable that we fall into the trap of believing everything that we hear of and read about skin whitening. We do things based on popular opinion and sometimes myths which we’re not even aware of. There’s nothing wrong about achieving that enviable skin, but one thing needs to be done as well: knowing your facts. Here, we’ve rounded up common misconceptions about skin whitening lotions.
Myth #1: The higher the SPF, the better the protection.
This is a bit tricky. In a way, it’s true that an SPF 15 can protect you better than an SPF 10, which hardly protects at all. However, SPF 50 is the highest that can work for you. Anything higher than that is purely marketing. In an article on www.everlygracebeauty.com, it says that SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays, and SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays. For everyday use, a minimum of SPF 30 is recommended.
Myth #2: The priciest brands work best.
While it is true that expensive skin care products can be good, it does not necessarily follow that only the expensive labels can work well for your skin. When basic ingredients are almost the same with the others, skincare products can work just the same whether they’re sold in some fancy stores or local shops. Nothing’s stopping anyone from buying the costlier brands, but know that for the same effect, you can always get some at a more affordable price.
Myth #3: Skin whitening lotions are all the same.
Not all lotions are created equal. Some would have more ingredients like moisturizing oils and skin brightening compounds than the others. Consistency also varies, in the same manner that SPF levels also differ. Other products actually are even manufactured based on a person’s skin color.
Myth #4: Whitening effect is permanent.
Skin’s clarity, fairness and smoothness largely depend on a lot of factors. Internal factors like nutrition and external factors like sun exposure, smoking and pollution, all contribute to the overall appearance of one’s skin. To ensure fair and beautiful skin, stick to a healthy diet, regular exercise and skincare products that contain natural and effective ingredients.
Given these misconceptions about skin whitening, one fact that holds true is that, given the right product with the right combination of ingredients, one can maintain beautiful and fair skin. Pervil Magic Cream Lotion (Lumiskin) contains chamomile extract, Vit. A & E, and caprylic/capric triglyceride that can help moisturize and lighten dark areas of the body with regular use. Keep your skin beautiful with Pervil Magic Cream Lotion (Lumiskin)!
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