History tells us that natural skin lightening procedures had always been practiced in history. Men and women who are innately dark- skinned have been on beauty regimens that include ingredients like papaya, lemon juice and rinds, milk, almonds, oats, tomatoes and the list goes on. After everything has been said and done, people still want to go back to what is conventional, traditional, efficient and yes, natural. The usefulness of natural skin lightening can never be questioned. The only issue being argued upon is the tediousness of preparation.
Basic and natural can mean raw and fresh ingredients being rubbed on skin just like how it was done eons of ages ago and how it is being replicated now in homes and, surprisingly, in spas. What brings about tediousness is the manner by which the fresh ingredients are processed to become a beauty blend. It can even be costly on top of the tediousness and inconvenience involved simply because ingredients are fresh and require advance preparation every time it is used. As this practice becomes harder to do, it became a luxury and a commodity in spas that cater to women customers who crave to be pampered using natural products.
With the need, and now the demand that is too palpable, the cosmetic industry turned towards use of natural ingredients processed and packed in bottles for expediency. The processing method, however, requires the use of certain chemicals to preserve the quality of the product. Products being sold in the market boast of being natural but do not mention anything about the preservative being used in the product. Attention and interest must be paid on the use of additives particularly the ones that are already established as unsafe like petroleum-based products like petrolatum,sodium methyl parabens, wood-derived alcohol like glycol,mineral oil and propylene, and chemical bleaching agents.
There are many options to choose from if natural skin whitening is your goal. It is only important to shy away from those that can potentially harm your skin and those that are cheap yet promise fast results. If you really want to make sure, you can always go back to the old, traditional time-tested ways you can do in your own kitchen or simply go to a spa.