There have been reported several cases in which people have damaged their skin using products which were not adequate for their type of skin.
Wounds, irritations, hyperpigmentation or depigmentation and scars are only some of the effects of using creams, ointments and lotions that were not appropriate for their type of skin.
In order to prevent such dramatic consequences for your skin, it is absolutely necessary to have some information about the type and the color of your skin.
As well as about the ingredients which are most suitable for your skin.
Skin whitening is one of the most en vogue procedures nowadays.
Whether it is for removing few scarce brown spots or it is used for a total skin discoloration, this process has millions of adepts all over the world.
Yet, many of them have no idea about their type of skin or about the way in which that may influence their decisions in getting one or another product.
If you are one of those people searching for a proper skin whitening cream, then you should take into consideration both the type and the color of the skin.
There have been individuated, until now, 3 types of skin: normal, dry and oily.
The first type represents the skin which has no problems, is well balanced and moisturized, the skin most people want.
The dry skin is the type of skin which lacks moisture, is flaky, looks tired and stretchy.
It is more prone to premature aging, thus special care is needed when dealing with it.
On the other hand, the oily skin abounds in sebum, is always glowing because of the excess sebum, has bigger pores and it is prone to acne.
Yet, this skin also needs moisture, as sebum is not excessive moisture as some may believe.
There are also cases in which there is a combination of the types of skin.
Thus a person can have normal skin with oily patches on the nose, forehead and chin or have a combination of normal and dry skin.
The skin colors are mainly 6 and are rank as following: very light or celtic, light or light European, intermediate light or dark European, dark intermediate or olive skin, dark or brown skin and very dark or black skin.
According to these colors and to the type of skin you have certain products are recommended and certain are prohibited.
Knowing this will prevent you from using a cream, ointment, lotion or soap that will further darken the skin or will make it excessively light.
In addition to that, you will be able to choose those products which not only whiten the skin, but also moisturize the skin and take care of it properly.
The best way to find out the type of skin and the color you have is by paying a visit to the dermatologist.
There you will also find out which ingredients are good for you and which not and maybe even be given a prescription for one or another skin whitening product.