Skin Brightening: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Skin Brightening?
Skin Brightening is formulated to slow down melanin production and induce mild skin peeling to help resurface a fresher and lighter skin layer. It is advised to use an SPF when outdoors while undergoing service and to avoid UV exposure.Skin brightening is one of the fastest growing segments in the beauty industry. Consumers want to diminish age spots, reduce excessive pigmentation and achieve an even skin tone. As a result, these markets are looking for increasingly efficient skin brighteners. At the same time, these actives must be safe for cosmetic use.
IMPORTANT: Many skin brightening or spot correctors on the market utilize harmful ingredients such as Hydroquinone, Monobenzone, or Kojic Acid. The products are all tested and are nature identical.
Q: While undergoing skin brightening spray service, can a client also use the DHA sprays?
From a chemistry point of view; yes, however, it is recommended the customer wait a minimum of 12 hour (and suggested to shower between). Skin brighteners work within the epidermal layer, slowing down melanin activation. They are two totally different reactions working on different areas of the skin. You will be able to use the skin brightener effectively before a DHA tan and after a DHA tan has developed. That means, yes, you can continue to effectively even out your skin tone while maintaining a sunless tan (not UV)
Q: Is there anyone that should not use the skin brightening products?
Individuals who are allergic to any actives, and pregnant women. Individuals with any medical condition, skin allergies and/or irritations should consult with their physician before receiving a skin brightening application.
Q: How long will the skin brightening effect last?
It will last until you stop using it, once you stop, it can last up to 4-6 weeks.
Q: Once the skin is brightened is it more likely one would sunburn?
Yes. Skin brightening reduces melanin production. UV rays stimulate melanin production (pigment) and aids in the process to prevent burning. Always wear sunscreen.
Q: Can skin brighteners be used while undergoing red-light therapies (which are often used to eliminate age spots, uneven pigmentation, etc.)?
Yes – this would be a perfect “skin cocktail” combination.
Q: If a client has acne or any skin rash, can the skin brightener process be applied?
Individuals with any medical condition, skin allergies and/or irritations should consult with their physician before receiving a skin brightening application.
Q: Can skin brighteners be sprayed over sunburned skin?
This is not recommended. Sunburned skin is and many of the ingredients may irritate sunburned skin.
Q: Does any particular skin type respond quicker or any differently than other skin types to this service?
Yes, Darker Skin Tones.
Q: If so, why?
Darker skin tones respond faster because the melanin level is higher and the response is noticed more quickly
Q: Are there any issues to consider when using skin brighteners regarding gender?
None have been proven, however, studies are still in process.
Q: Will hormones / diet / menstruation / etc. affect the result or process of skin brightening?
No, this is cosmetic and not a drug.
Q: Some aging tanners have sun spots, and would love to eliminate them. Can skin brighteners be used to eliminate sun spots yet still allow the client to tan?
Yes, however, if utilizing the skin brightening, it is recommended to avoid UV tanning and utilize sunless treatments due to the process of reducing melanin.
Q: How many times per week is this service recommended to be performed?
It is recommended to use the Bright 2 u cream 2-3 times per week and daily in highly exposed areas of the body or the entire body on a daily basis. Take-home product is a daily use to be used in conjunction.
Q: Can I do this every day if they wanted to?
Yes, 1 x daily for spray and 1x daily for take home cream.
Q: Is it possible to do this too much? If so, what will happen?
Clinical studies used 3x daily with no adverse results. But not recommended or necessary.
Q: Are there any issues to consider when using brightening cream over botox?
Chemically, they are two completely different processes which have nothing to do with one another, so there should not be an adverse response.
Q: Are there any issues to consider when using brightening cream over micro-dermabrasion?
Skin may be highly sensitive after microdermabrasion or other aggressive treatments. Clients should wait at least 2 weeks after treatment and consult with their doctors.
Q: Will skin brightening spray affect / lighten / discolor tattoos?
It is possible but not proven. Recommended to cover tattoos, or utilize the barrier cream.