If we go back around 30 or 40 years from now, our skin wouldn’t have been in its current, hideous state. Now with the rise in pollution coupled with various other factors, our skin suffers now more than ever. It’s during moments like these when you look in the mirror, you sigh and wish that you appreciated your healthy skin while it lasted when you were a kid. After dealing with puberty and the cocktail of hormones, we’re normally left with acne scars, freckles and other discolored portions on our faces regardless of how much sunblock we may have applied.
Sadly it’s not just our face that suffers, overtime we develop an uneven tan or discoloration around various other parts of our body. The most common trouble areas include the elbows, knees, armpits and the bikini area. Not all of us are comfortable with the idea of dealing with discoloration and it really takes a blow on one’s confidence too. So, we try to fix it. Some people use home remedies that consist of rubbing lemon and other citrus based fruits and vegetables on the affected areas. Some people opt for salon treatment which normally consists of using bleach which can damage skin in the long run and might not also suit some skin types. Lastly, you can resort to using brightening/whitening creams.
However, not every method or cream is made to suit your skin type, each skin type reacts differently to different products so it’s important to know your skin type before you start using it. There are basically 5 skin types:
- Normal Skin: Normal skin does not have any traces of oil (sebum) on it, it also does not crack if not provided with a moisturizer. Any type of product or treatment can be used on this skin type, there are no restrictions when it comes to what should and shouldn’t be used.
- Dry Skin: Skin is flaky in this skin type. It also feels tight after it is washed, this is due to the lack of sebum in the skin. Bleach is not recommended for this type of skin, moisturizer based products are preferred for this skin type.
- Oily Skin: There are visible traces of oil (sebum) on the skin due to excessive discharge from the sebaceous glands. Gentle cleansers are recommended for this skin type and moisturizer-based products are only to be used during winters.
- Sensitive Skin: This skin type becomes irritated easily and very few products suit this skin type. Mostly gentle cleansers and moisturizers are recommended.
- Combination Skin: It is a mix between two different skin types. Normally oily skin is paired with a different skin type. The sebaceous glands are only active on the forehead and nose (aka the T-zone). Each skin type is handled differently however depending on the case.
Regardless of which skin type you do happen to fall into, you also will suffer from uneven skin tone and you probably hide it under concealer and foundation too, which is alright but it’s even better to just nip the problem in the bud. Sadly, in my case homemade remedies never worked and with my sensitive skin, I can’t even imagine getting bleached so, I decided to go the third route. Which is why we’re discussing whitening creams. Now a good whitening cream should aim to reduce all forms of unwanted hyperpigmentation (discoloration) regardless of whether it is for acne scars, freckles, age spots or any other reason. When it comes to discoloration around body parts other than the face then friction is primarily the main cause behind it, which explains why the skin around our underarms, thighs and bikini area is discolored.
However, it’s important to understand that a brightness cream or any kind of fairness cream for that matter will only target your discolored areas and restore them to your natural skin tone. They cannot change your natural skin tone, so you can’t expect to achieve a skin tone lighter than your actual skin tone.
The Dermisa skincare line comes under Montani Cosmetics Inc. and its most famous product is the Dermisa Skin fade which works on acne scars etc. However, we decided to try the Dermisa Brightening cream since an uneven skin tone trumps acne scars and Dermisa Brightening Cream claimed to tackle those too, so might as well hit two birds with one stone.
Dermisa brightening cream claims to handle hyperpigmentation in both the face and other parts of the body. It’s also made to suit all skin types which is a major plus point. It’s also very affordable, it’s actually under $10 for 1.5 ounces which is a real steal and each bottle lasts an average of 3-4 months too. The formula itself is very light so it doesn’t feel heavy after you do apply it and it doesn’t smell bad, it actually has a very nice, mild smell so you don’t have to feel self-conscious if you’ve applied it and are around people.
One of the biggest reasons why Dermisa brightening cream stands out is because it uses natural ingredients which act as brighteners. The fours natural ingredients that make Dermisa brightening cream are Kojic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Licorice), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract (Arbutin) and Emblica Officinalis (Amla). So, there’s no chemical like hydroquinone which happens to be a chemical compound that acts as a bleaching agent. We already know that bleach harms the skin in the long run so it’s recommended by most doctors to avoid it. Also, people with sensitive skin (like myself) might not find bleaching chemicals like hydroquinone to be suitable for their skin so, Dermisa brightening cream stands out with its all-natural brightening ingredients.
It’s recommended to first use a cleanser to clean your face and to then take a small amount of Dermisa brightening cream and apply it on the target area. If you’re going to go outside afterwards, apply some sunscreen too. I started noticing results within the first two weeks, my skin began to appear smoother and dark spots began to fade away. Also with the dark spots being removed, it took years off my face, giving a more youthful, fresh look. A number of people after noticing the positive results have now permanently stuck to the Dermisa skincare line and I can’t blame them. My next visit to the drugstore is going to comprise of buying other products of the Dermisa skincare line because I am now definitely a fan.