Today, when more than 70% of the total Asian population is rushing for fairer and lighter skin, it becomes very necessary to educate them on the difference between Skin Toning and Skin lightening. Generally, people talk about skin toning and get treatment for Skin Lightening (Bleaching). The Beauticians and the cosmetic creams are targeting a major Asian population towards a fairer skin rather than healthier skin.
What Is Skin Toning?
Skin Toning involves the use of creams and toners to give an even tone to the damaged skin. This damage could be due to overexposure to sunlight etc. Generally, we neglect using a good quality sunscreen, thus resulting in uneven toned skin. Uneven toned skin is darker on neck, forehead and hands whereas fairer on some part of the face like cheeks etc.
What is Skin Lightening(Bleaching)?
Skin Lightening or bleaching is done using chemicals on our body to lighten the effects of Melanin. Melanin gives colour to our skin and at the same time protects it from the harmful UV Rays of the sun. Bleaches control the effect of Melanin and then you get a lighter colour skin on the bleached area.
Skin Toning V/S Skin Lightening
Skin Toning protects the damaged skin from further damage, whereas, Skin Lightening often damages the skin by the use of harsh chemicals and bleaches.
Skin Toning often results in an evenly toned nourished and hydrated skin, whereas, Skin Lightening often results in fairer but dull and dehydrated skin.
Skin Toning improves the skin quality resulting in tight skin, but, Skin Lightening might cause loosening of the skin cells.
Skin Toning involves the use of toners, lotions and cleansers to improve the overall health of the skin. It is a skin cleansing process. The Skin Whitening is a harsh process and gas nothing to do with the cleansing and nourishing of the skin. Skin Whitening in Indore is highly trending, but we would suggest you to consult a reputed Dermat for the process.