Quick solutions for pimple and pimple marks are what attract most individuals to chemical based anti-marks products. But these chemical products come at a price! Their prolonged use can further damage your skin and application without proper guidance and prescriptions can lead to permanent damage to the skin and its healing factor.
There are a number of topical ointments and creams developed for treating excessive pigmentation. But before you opt for any kind of treatment it is always advisable to first understand the cause of pigmentation and then go ahead with a suitable treatment.
It is not enough to only treat the marks, it is also important to understand the psychosocial impact pigmentation has on one’s life and actively treat this in order to improve your overall lifestyle.
The search for the ideal topical skin-lightening cream is still on in the Allopathic medicinal system. An ideal skin-lightening cream would lighten the pigmentation with no short-term or long-term effects on the skin and will also not cause any allergic reactions. It will boast a good efficacy and safety profile. Its excellent tolerance levels will cause less irritation and reactions on the skin.
Out of the creams we currently have in the market the ‘Hydroquinone’ based creams are still the gold standard. But they need to be prescribed by a dermatologist and their use is limited by the duration of the treatment. These creams can cause ‘Ochronosis’ which is a bluish black discoloration that develops on the skin, among other side effects. In the USA, there is a ban on all OTC Hydroquinone products.
Creams containing ingredients such as Mequinol, Retinol, Azelaic acid help reduce pigmentation but there is a risk of these chemicals causing irritation and redness of the skin.
Certain lightening agents such as ‘Kojic acid’ have high sensitizing potential as a result they cause allergic reactions.
Others chemicals like ‘Arbutin’ can cause paradoxical hyper-pigmentation when applied on the skin in higher doses.
There are several chemicals used in products that are readily available in the market which are still being tested for their efficacy and safety. Apart from these, individuals are exposed to the risk of several unregulated creams which contain toxins such as ‘camphor’ that can cause irritation and allergies once in contact with the skin.
There are numerous ‘wonder’ or ‘miracle’ creams sold online and OTC that claim to lighten spots but the efficacy of these products is dubious. Most of these creams have steroids and using them may cause a lot of problems in the future.
Topical steroids can cause local side effects such as skin thinning and fungal infections. When used over large areas for prolonged periods, they may risk serious internal disease. Steroid cream application can also cause folliculitis and steroid rosacea.
Usage of creams with fragrance and chemicals can sensitize and irritate the already sensitive acne prone skin. Indian Ayurvedic system offers exceptional herbal solutions for anti-marks. Age-old traditions and years of safe practice make such creams the go-to option for pimple marks and dark spots. Bajaj Nomarks Ayurvedic skin creams provide for excellent remedies for skin lightening and a beautifully glowing skin.