The History of Skin Lightening

History of Skin Lightening. Africa. Yvonne Nelson Actress Ghana

The History of Skin Lightening is fascinating.  Skin lightening itself is a controversial topic that has raised many questions in recent years. This practice, which involves the use of products or treatments to lighten one’s skin tone, has been around for centuries and has been deeply ingrained in many cultures worldwide. It is not just […]

Skin Lightening and Skin Bleaching: The Difference, Part 2

Vitiligo is a depigmentation condition that results from autoimmunity. Monobenzone is a skin bleaching agent which can turn the residual dark spots white and provide uniform skin. Monobenzone treated skin from patients who do not have Vitiligo appear like Vitiligo lesions under the microscope suggesting the process Monobenzone uses to bleach skin is the same process that occurs in Vitiligo.

We continue our discussion of skin lightening and skin bleaching, the difference between the two. We begin by focusing our attention on the actual chemical agents found in products, perhaps some of them you are using or have used to understand what they do.  Some lighten skin.  Some bleach skin.  Often, the chemical structure dictates […]

Skin Lightening and Skin Bleaching: The Difference

Eurocentric beauty standards including White Skin, skin lightening and skin bleaching were imposed by the dominant culture on the cultures the oppressed including Black people. Even in Advertisements.

Skin lightening and Skin Bleaching are both terms to describe the voluntary process of decreasing darkness or increasing paleness in the color of one’s skin.  This is Part 1 of a multi part discussion and should include everything you need to know. The terms are used interchangeably, but they should not be.  The Difference between […]

Glutathione Injections for Skin Lightening? A Waste of Money? Part 2

Lightening of skin color by 1-2 levels on the Fitzpatrick scale can occur with Glutathione Skin Injections.

This is Part 2 of the “Glutathione Injections for Skin Lightening? Effective or Waste of Money?” discussion. Glutathione Injections for Skin Lightening Glutathione Injections are believed to lighten skin by many people.  The goal of this discussion is to understand whether Glutathione Injections for Skin lightening is a waste of money.  While the hype and […]