How to make skin whitening lotion
In summer, under influence of sun rays not only naughty freckles, but also brownish pigmented spots that can upset anyone appear on skin of many people. So to brighten such skin areas it’s necessary to impact on them from different sides – to decrease the level of melanin produced by skin and get rid of layer of epidermis that underwent pigmentation. One more indispensable condition – moisturizing of skin, as by lack of moisture there starts an intensive pigmentation. Whitening skin lotion, which contains salicylic and lactic acids, perfectly deals with all these tasks (moisturizing of skin, slowing down synthesis of melanin and removing of dead cells of epidermis).
- Hydrosol of cucumber – 2.50 oz (71 g)
- Sweet almond oil – 0.53 oz (15 g)
- Castor oil – 0.17 oz (5 g)
- Polysorbate-80 – 0.17 oz (5 g)
- Cetyl alcohol – 0.03 oz (1 g)
- Salicylic acid – 0.05 oz (1.5 g)
- Lactic acid – 0.02 oz (0.5 g)
- Phenonype preservative – 0.02 oz ( 0.5 g)
- Lavender essential oil – 10 drops
We heat-up oils (almond and castor) that possess skin whitening properties on water bath and then we dissolve salicylic acid in them. Salicylic acid, which is almost insoluble in water, well and fully dissolves in oily phase. Added in high concentration (like we have – 1.5%) it has keratholic affect, it loosens and tears away the surface layer of epidermis.
To make whitening skin milk we won’t use sterling emulsifier, and will add cetyl alcohol, which will improve feeling of touch while applying cosmetic means to skin and will allow creating a light emulsion. We add cetyl alcohol to warmed-up oils, mix them and wait till its flakes are dissolved.
Add polysorbate-80 that improves penetration of active substances into skin and allows avoid feeling of excessive greasiness after whitening milk is being washed off the skin.
Along with oily phase we heat-up hydrosol of cucumber in a separate container on the water bath and dissolve lactic acid in it. Lactic acid actively moisturizes skin and helps to release it from surface hardened skin layers.
We pour oils into container with hydrosol.
Mix everything thoroughly using mini-mixer, you should get very light white homogeneous emulsion.
We add lavender essential oil into it, which soothes skin and helps its fastest regeneration after the whitening procedure.
As last component we add the preservative that allows safely keeping our whitening lotion from spoiling.
We pour the lotion into the bottle pre-disinfected with alcohol. If you don’t use the whitening lotion for a long time than after a while it divides into layers (as there is no sterling emulsifier). It’s enough to shake the bottle before using so that the lotion instantly became as it used to be – homogeneous and milky-white.
You should use whitening skin milk as washable lotion that is to apply it to pigmented skin areas for 10 minutes, than wash it off with warm water, after that use moisturizing cream. Active components of the lotion allow removing old, pigmented skin cells and stimulate production of new ones, both moisturizing the skin and evening it.
- As whitening skin lotion is applied to skin every day within 2-3 weeks, as a result the skin can become oversensitive. So it’s desirable to use it only in the evening, before going to bed.
- During whitening skin procedures it is obligatory to use sunscreens means before going outside.
- You shouldn’t use the whitening milk more than 3 weeks, you should take a break for a month.
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