Bleaching cream is often used to get rid of freckles that normally originate from genetics or are caused by excessive sun exposure. When using skin whitening products for the skin, it is advisable to be familiar with the pros and cons of bleaching cream products. Careful selection should be made to avoid purchasing products that contain harmful ingredients. Nature-based whitening products are normally a safer choice. Bleaching cream should always be used under the advice and care of a dermatologist.

Pros of Bleaching Cream

Skin bleaching creams cover dark spots and blemishes by lightening the skin, making them less noticeable. Confidence and self-esteem may improve if the freckles are diminished if they are disturbing for the individual. Bleaching cream will usually show successful results to get rid of freckles within two to three weeks.

Many of the bleaching creams make the skin smooth and soft, and may even reduce fine wrinkles. With the fading of freckles, a gradual clarification of the skin will transpire and a more uniform appearance will appear.

Cons of Bleaching Cream

Hydroquinone (crystalline derived from benzene or from multiple ring hydrocarbons) is banned in many countries such as Europe and Japan, and is highly regulated in other countries, such as Canada and the United States. This ingredient was banned in many countries because of its potential of mutating cells and the dangers and risks for contracting cancer. Hydroquinone is also in film developing substances. Several skin whitening and bleaching creams to get rid of freckles contain hydroquinone.

Mercury is a toxic heavy metal also found in many skin whitening products. Even in a small quantity, mercury can be life threatening and irreversible. It can cause nerve and brain damage, and kidney damage.

Glucocorticosteroids that are also in skin whitening creams are considered to be safe, but only in small quantities. They are not recommended for prolonged use. If this ingredient is abused, osteoporosis, cataracts, acne, muscle weakness and other medical conditions may develop.

Bleaching with special skin whitening creams will help to fade freckles, but after prolong use, the bleaching cream can actually cause darkening of the skin. Freckles can turn into dark ugly scars with the extended use of bleaching creams. With long-term use of the bleaching skin cream, the skin becomes so thin that stretch marks could develop.

If the skin bleaching cream is not appropriate for the individual’s skin type, an allergic reaction could occur. A patch inside the forearm to test for an allergy before using the skin whitening cream is a good practice. This should also be done even if it is not the first time using the product, as an allergy could develop at a later time.

Bleaching creams for freckles are more expensive than using home remedies.