Wash the dull skin away. Yes, you heard that one right. It’s actually that easy.
Skin lightening soap was created specifically for those ladies and gents out there who can’t be bothered with complicated beauty regimens. Can we blame them? Of course we can’t. This life is hectic enough, which means changing your skin care rituals dramatically can result in more stress than you’ve bargained for. Especially if you’re a wash, dry and tuck in kind of person.
Many Talents, One Bar
Skin lightening soap is pretty straight-forward, though. All you need to do is use it like your regular soap. Of course, the mindset is completely different , isn’t it? You’re getting a shot of optimism, as well as bleaching your skin, so it’s basically a 2-in-1 whitening solution. Ok, considering the actual washing effect, let’s go for 3-in-1.
Not to mention you can use a skin whitening soap on your entire body, which gives it quite a universal quality to it.
Thing are looking brighter already, aren’t they?
Don’t get carried away, though. We still have a few matters to discuss.
The Good & The Grey
First, there’s the question of type. Skin whitening soap is definitely not a one-trick pony, and it’s up to you which one you’ll ultimately use.
As with every brightening cosmetic, soap is a two-headed creature: you’ve got the natural soap and the not so natural soap.
A good natural soap is what whitening heaven is made of — packed with active ingredients that come from nature. Some of the most popular ingredients are Kojic Acid, Arbutin, Papaya, Rosehip, Grapeseed oil, Goat’s milk, Licorice and (you might want to sit down) Placenta.
Synthetic whitening soap, on the other hand, works by tampering with the world of lab coats, chemistry and industrially produced potions. The morally grey characters we’re talking about here are Hydroquinone and Mercury. And we say morally grey because they’re exactly that: they usually get the job done, but they carry a heavy load on their backs, which is usually made of side effects and skin complications, as well as general health problems.
The Ingredients To Look Out For
The… natural way to go is… natural. Now don’t get us wrong: not everything natural’s automatically good. Last week’s poison ivy-based rash can attest to that.
Still, with skin whitening soap we’re moving to safe(r) territory simply because those active ingredients are easy to research.
Think Kojic Acid sounds like something you’d use to clean your bathroom? Our faithful internet is here to explain that, instead, this active whitening ingredient is a naturally occurring agent produced by certain types of fungi. More specifically, it’s a bi-product in the fermentation process of malting rice, which goes into making that all-time Japanese favorite, sake. And it’s good, too. Kojic Acid is the most popular natural skin whitening ingredient there is, because it’s extremely efficient.
Kojic Acid’s Little Helpers
The good thing about good brightening soaps, though, is the fact that they’re the result of good old collective effort. Not thinking of the teams of real-life people behind the products here (thanks, though, guys!), but about our favorite thing to talk about: ingredients.
Skin whitening soaps are usually a solid cocktail packed with yummy extracts, acids and oils which work together to help brighten your skin, as well as protect it and replenish it.
If you’re going on an online rampage trying to find the perfect soap for you, make sure you’re going for premium bars. As with street food, there’s no place for dodgyness in the realm of whitening.
Kojic Acid is a good start, but Arbutin and Papaya added to your bar are clear signs the company behind the soap knows what it’s doing. And if you’re reading Vitamin A, E and C on that label, make sure you take that bar home and make it your best friend, because that’s a cream in disguise right there.
Lifestyle Whitening Awards
If you’re busy all the time, if you work more hours than you sleep, if all you want to do on a Saturday night is catch some z’s, we’re commiserating silently. You probably don’t have time for an 18th century type of beauty regimen, sure. But that’s ok.
There’s something you can do if you want to get brighter skin, and that’s replacing your regular soap with a whitening bar. Ok, ok, it’s more expensive. But a good one’s a great thing to have: you use it in the shower and it cleans, bleaches and nourishes.
And one more thing: a whitening soap can actually be used in conjunction with other brightening cosmetics — creams, serums, foams. So if you’re not the busy bee we were talking about earlier, you just got yourself a new bleaching weapon on your hands. Go out there and use it wisely.