Skin whitening pills can draw the hopes and interest of people who suffer from hyperpigmentation problems, such as melasma, acne scars, dark patches and age spots, as well as the attention of people who want to lighten their skin tone. But are they safe, and do they really work, or are they just a waste of money?
The truth is, there are safe, natural and effective ways to fade pigmentation without cosmetic surgery. Some of these ways are through topical applications, such as whitening creams, acids, and other solutions to apply to your face. Others are internal supplements, such as vitamins and minerals, similar to the idea of taking a skin whitening pill.
However, in my investigation of various skin whitening pills on the market, I have found that most products seem to be making money from customers who aren’t fully informed of the facts.
Some of these pills are based on sulfur, which is what is found in the supplement MSM. You can buy MSM at your drugstore or online, and for $15-$20 you should have a supply for several months. MSM, because of its sulfur, has been found to be effective in reducing and fading pigmentation.
But you don’t need to buy an expensive bottle of sulfur pills through an online distributor for $60 to get this effect. Simply do it yourself, and add MSM to your daily routine. You can start with 1-2 grams a day, and as you adjust to it, you can increase your dose to as much as 8 grams a day. These pills will combat hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone, they will make your skin healthy, soft and renewed, but they won’t whiten your overall complexion.
Some expensive and exclusive skin whitening pill formulations simply contain antioxidants, vitamins, and some of the natural lightening ingredients you should find in your skin whitening cream. Generally these herbs will attack areas of hyperpigmentation, they will not whiten the overall complexion.
In this case, I’d recommend making sure you have good vitamin supplements that you take separately, and keeping the bleaching herbs topical by using them in your natural whitening cream instead of taking them internally. It’s simpler, cheaper, and it’s all that’s needed to do the trick. There’s no need to overload your bloodstream and tax your liver with all of these whitening herbs by taking them orally.
Other skin whitening pills are based on L-glutathione. The premise is that the side effect of massive doses of L-glutathione is skin lightening. It is recommended to be taken with high doses of alpha-lipoic acid and Vitamin C. Results vary, and in the process of finding out if this will work for you, you may become tired, lethargic, and possibly even anemic.
There is no proof that taking this combination truly lightens your skin, and it may be risky to try. Some users have found there to be no visible results, and have simply wasted a lot of time and money to find this out.
If you’re searching for a skin whitening pill, don’t be taken in by the hype and possibly pseudo-scientific claims on the product website. Most of what works, you can do yourself, some of what is recommended in skin whitening pills may be risky and harmful to your health, and some just may not work at all.
Source by Alicia Green