Skin Matters

How To Choose The Best Whitening Lotion For Your Body

If you want to see results, check for these.

Here’s how you can really determine whether what you’re shopping for can really brighten up your skintone and make your skin look fairer.
  • Look for niacinamide. This potent ingredient can improve skin's elasticity, help erase discolorations, and bring back your skin's healthy tone and texture. Bonus: It works exceptionally well with Asian skin, too.
  • Make sure it has SPF. It’s really pointless to use skin whitening products without protecting it from the sun, huh? Prevent further darkening by making sure that the lotion you’re slathering on also protects you from UVB rays with at least SPF24 (these cause skin darkening and redness).
  • Check its consistency. If your lotion feels sticky or heavy, chances are, you’re not going to be applying that regularly—and you need to use whitening products religiously to see results. Go for a lotion that feels light and is easily absorbed by your skin, so that slathering it on will be something that you look forward to on a daily basis.
  • Make sure it has a travel-sized bottle or tube. This is actually important, because lotion is relatively low in your skincare priority list. When you have that you can tote and easily throw in your bag, then you can apply it wherever and whenever its convenient.


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