Best Skin Whitening Creams for Permanent Acne Removal

Best Skin Whitening Creams for Permanent Acne RemovalIntroduction


Acne and pimples are some of the most frustrating skin problems as they will always leave marks and spots even after healing. Most people are advised to embrace good skin care routines to treat such scars. Unfortunately, this will not completely remove the scars. This is why you should try out skin lightening creams and lotions. Visit to learn more about the best whitening cream.


How does acne scarring occur?


Before addressing the question of how can whitening creams help hide acne scars, it is best to understand how zit scars occur. Unlike normal scars, acne scars form in the dermis layer of the skin. These particular scars are the results of inflamed blemishes which are formed when the pores are filled with excess oil, bacteria and debris. There are three types of acne scars; raised, depressed and hyper-pigmented. 


Treating Acne Scars with Skin Whitening Cream


Due to the improvement in manufacturing processes, getting rid of acne scars has never been easier. It is always recommended to treat the scars before they develop. The truth is that you will find thousands skin whitening creams over the counter and some of them might not give the intended result.


Brown spots from Acne


The first instinct will always propel you to use makeup to hide such scars. This will only be a temporary solution which might become an addiction. Some of the best skin lightening creams have bleach or hydroquinone to eliminate such scars. These two substances prevent the formation of melanin in the skin. Melanin is a pigment which gives the skin its dark color in acne scars.


Acne Snail Creams


As hydroquinone is banned in most regions, these natural remedies are the best options for treating acne breakouts or scars. They stimulate the skin to grow new cells from within. This also prevents development of acne and pimples. 


Such creams contain a rejuvenation element that enhances biological enzymes to digest pore obstructions, replacement of dying cells and initiation of proliferation of natural antimicrobial peptides in the skin. This keeps your skin free from bacteria. You can read more about this at where they walk you through the exact process.




Skin lightening creams manufactured from natural ingredients are safer and cheaper than laser or surgical treatments. Before using any of the creams, you should ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.


‘Uptown Girls’ Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer Dance On Billy Joel’s Piano


We didn’t start the fire; Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer did.


The pair burned up the stage dancing at Billy Joel‘s concert at Wrigley Field on Thursday. (As the girl on fire, Katniss Everdeen, JLaw should be pretty used to that.) Lawrence and Schumer started out in a group before ditching their shoes and dancing on the piano during Joel’s performance of “Uptown Girl.”


JLaw fan accounts are sharing another angle of the performance, which appears to also show Lawrence kissing Schumer’s foot when she gets on the piano:




Yeah, that’s a little weird. But they are playing sisters in an upcoming movie together, so they can probably get away with that stuff. And besides, to paraphrase Joel, we like them “just the way they are.”


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Skin Lightening Gels Can Cover Your Hyperpigmentation Scars

Skin Lightening Gels Can Cover Your Hyperpigmentation ScarsA skin lightening cream can sometimes help you cover scars, blotches and splotches in your skin. If you see that your skin has just changed its color, this might be a hyperpigmentation issue. This results from too much melanin in your body, which might be produced by too much exposure to the sun light. Pregnant women might be producing too much pigmentation getting tons of blotches because of this. Skin lightening creams can help you reduce this pigmentation issues by getting deeper into your skin. They will work hard to get rid of any concentrated pigment in your body.




However, you should talk to your physician before using these creams as they tend to produce some side effects over time. Remember that using a skin lightening cream for too long or the wrong way may put your health at risk. By keeping your body from developing melanin, new skin cells replace old cells making your skin appear more even over time. In addition to this, you need a lot of patience when dealing with dark spots and scars, because they might take years or month to fade. Protecting your skin with a 20 SPF sunscreen will help you keep dark spots away. For more information on this, check out what Best Whitening Cream has to say about Meladerm at .


Speedy Results


Remember that many of those creams will act quickly so you will start to see results in a matter of days. Moreover, you need consistency when using these kinds of creams as you might have to apply them onto your skin for a whole week. Though you might need to wait for an entire month to see all the power of these creams, this time period will be worth your a while indeed. The result? Your epidermis will look brighter, lighter and softer than ever. In fact, you will love how your skin will feel at all times. Using a separate sunscreen will help you diminish your dark spots quicker too.


Potential Risks


Skin lightening creams are not well regulated in America and have not been approved by the FDA for any medical purpose. This is the reason why we recommend you to talk to your doctor before using a skin lightening cream. Since many of these creams do not fully disclose their ingredients, you need to bear this fact in mind at all times. For example, they might contain mercuric chloride, a substance that might become a poison or cause kidney damage over time. Since a skin lightening cream will cut down on the amount of melanin in your body, you will become more vulnerable to ageing, sun damage and other issues.

The Battle of the First Gray Hair

I’ll never forget the day I discovered my first gray hair. I was at my mother’s house fixing my makeup in her bathroom mirror. Like a gynecologist, she had way too much lighting which revealed every blemish, extra chin, and oversized pore. My self-esteem was already plummeting when it came into sight: a single, lonely gunmetal strand.


Sensibility thrown aside, I went on a plucking rampage that ended with a clump of multi-colored locks in the palm of my hand. Some brown, one gray. Despite the bald spot and accidental mascara scribble tattooed on my forehead, I emerged victorious. Until a week later when Gunmetal Shock Mop’s evil sisters came to town.


My stomach hit the floor.


Was I going gray?


No, that couldn’t be right. I was only 23!


Pluck. Win. Pluck. Win.


Take that, you attempted youth-snatching scoundrels.


As much as I’d love to say they never came back, one week and a day later the whole family arrived for a visit.


I was graying greying faster than Anastasia Steele.


I realized that if I kept plucking, I would soon resemble Sinead O’Connor. Plus, an old wife once told me that plucking causes more gray hair to grow. So I stopped removing the charcoal assholes, hoping that Bertha and science would get it right.




I was officially dealing with a psychedelic hairline after only a few days. And I had no idea what to do.


Baseball cap? No. I couldn’t wear one to work except on casual Fridays.


Shave my head? Hell, no. I freeze when it’s 80 degrees and I’m wearing a parka.


Change my name to Ethel and go into hiding? My kids always find me. Damn it!


So I did what any young women in this horrific situation would do: I called my mother.


“Ma! I’m going gray! I’ve been plucking and not plucking. Nothing is working. It’s coming in really fast. Is it something I’m eating? Am I not getting enough water?”


Of course, my mother had a calm and rational response, “No, honey. Your dad, his dad, his sisters, his brothers, his mother, her mother, her mother’s father, his second cousin twice removed from his great, great grandmother… they all went gray in their twenties. You must have inherited your father’s DNA. I’m over 60 and still have very few grays. I’m sorry you didn’t get your hair from my side.”


Geez, Ma, what a consolation.


After cursing my father’s bloodlines, I did the second best thing that any woman in the middle of a hair catastrophe could do: I called my stylist.


“Shirley, break out the nuclear-grade dye and expensive chocolates. I’m going gray. Be there in 15 minutes!”


Two hours and a box of French truffles later, my lustrous, uniform locks were restored. Until four weeks had passed… and every four weeks until this very day.


Needless to say, Clairol (wine) now keeps me sane.


As for the struggle…


It has been said that you always remember where you were when you had your first kiss, started your period, and lost your virginity. I can safely say that you will never, ever forget the moment you discover your first gray hair.


Just breathe and remain calm. You might lose the battle, but Ethel is still a great name!

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Zaki’s Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

With the arrival of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. after twenty-plus years in development, we’ve completed the series-to-feature process for all four major espionage-themed TV shows of the 1960s. The Mission: Impossible movies began their run in 1996, The Avengers (no, not those Avengers) arrived in 1998, and I Spy hit cineplexes in 2002. While the latter two rightly died quick deaths both critically and at the turnstile, Mission: Impossible is still going strong (as we just discussed a few weeks ago), which left the big screen U.N.C.L.E. (That’s the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, if you’re wondering) as the lone question mark.


Could this most quintessentially ’60s of spy skeins (developed by Sam Rolfe, with an able assist from none other than 007 creator Ian Fleming himself) follow in the long-lasting franchise footsteps of Tom Cruise’s Mission agent Ethan Hunt? (Ironically enough, Cruise was actually in negotiations at one point to topline an earlier iteration of U.N.C.L.E.) Well, the jury is obviously still out as far as the “franchise” part goes, but as for this initial installment, the Guy Ritchie-directed pic manages to clear a space for itself that not only distinguishes it from its fellow travelers in this genre, but also makes a case for its own relevance.


Probably the smartest decisions the creatives made was to set the feature adaptation in the same 1960s milieu as the show. By playing out against a Cold War backdrop rather than trying to update the premise and square peg it into the post-Glasnost era, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. occupies the same heightened reality fantasyland that those early James Bond movies now exist in for us. The film stars current Superman Henry Cavill as debonaire CIA agent Napoleon Solo (played by Robert Vaughn in the ’64-’68 series, as well as its follow-ups) and Armie Hammer as KGB assassin Ilya Kuryakin (David McCallum on TV).


Although the pair begin as nemeses, extenuating geopolitical circumstances force them together in pursuit of a common goal: locate a missing rocket scientist and rescue him from Nazi sympathizers (Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani) who want him to build a nuclear bomb. (Also in the mix is Alicia Vikander, luminous in Ex Machina earlier this year, as the scientist’s daughter.) Now, if you’ve seen enough buddy cop movies (or are aware of the premise of the TV show this movie is based on), you can probably guess that Solo and Kuryakin find a way to get along, and they may even grow fond of each other along the way.


As such, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is less about any particular surprises the script (by Ritchie and Lionel Wigram) may offer — though, admittedly, there are a few. Instead, it’s similar to the Bond formula in that it’s all about the simple pleasure of knowing things have to come to a preordained conclusion, and watching it done well. Stylistically, U.N.C.L.E. is very much of a piece with Ritchie’s two Sherlock Holmes flicks (the first of which I enjoyed quite a bit, the second less so), so I suspect one’s appreciation for it will depend greatly on their tolerance for the Snatch helmer’s specific tics.


Of course, the real joy of the film is in watching the game cast (which includes Hugh Grant and Jared Harris) go through their paces. Cavill in particular is a lot of fun as Our Man Solo, adopting an exaggerated affect to his delivery that neatly mimics Vaughn’s staccato style and also feels like the character’s sly commentary on the genre itself, as if he’s standing to the side and winking at the audience. Hammer arguably has the tougher job: trying to make his character seem sympathetic and understandable all while speaking in a Russian accent that could very easily tip into Boris Badanov territory. Luckily, he manages to pulls it off admirably.


From Kingsman earlier this year and Mission: Impossible last month to the 007 epic Spectre in November, 2015 is proving quite the fertile year for big screen spying (and that’s not even mentioning Melissa McCarthy in Spy!). Though The Man From U.N.C.L.E. lacks the wit of Kingsman and the spectacle of Rogue Nation (any comparisons to the new Bond will have to wait, natch), it nonetheless sits comfortably alongside its spy movie siblings. As is to be expected with a film of this sort, the conclusion leaves the door open for a return visit or two with Solo and Kuryakin. And while I don’t think a sequel is necessary or required, I’d be happy to join them on another assignment. B


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Using iPhone Apps To Bring Your People Back

In this day and age, mobile apps are the centerpieces of online businesses. In particular, iPhone apps can be used to keep your customers coming back for more of your products and services. If you are still on the fence about having an app for your business, this into consideration:

The moment a customer downloads you business’ iPhone app, they will have a personal connection to it, to you and your business, which means they will keep checking it time and again whenever they need the kind of products or services you usually offer. This creates loyalty for your brand.

Over 100 million people now own iPhones and apps are a big part of this revolution, and this means that having an app for your customers is an important aspect in your mobile marketing campaign. By building an iPhone app for your business, you can reach more customers than you typically would using other online marketing tools such as websites.

For an iPhone app to bring your customers back again and again, it has to present value to your customer. If the app is all about promoting your business while ignoring the needs of the customers, it will not build customer loyalty. In fact, most clients are likely to delete it altogether, and this happens about 90% of the time. So, by creating an iPhone app that gives your clients value, you can use it to keep your customers coming back.

Modern technologies have provided a multiplicity of ways to reach out to your customers and stay in touch with them. An iPhone app is one of the most effective ways to do it. By having an app that offers value, you can keep your customers hooked on your services since the app can help foster a personal relationship with your customers, something a website cannot possibly achieve.


Google PPC versus Facebook Ad’s : Which is better and why?

The majority of business owners and marketers use Facebook advertising or PPC (Pay-Per-Click) advertising in order to help boost their business’ revenue. In fact, there’s still a lot of confusion regarding the most profitable, paid, marketing channels out there that can help companies grow fast and at a steady pace.

If we are to compare Facebook ads and PPC advertising, it’s easy to see that they are really different and require unique approaches in order to drive results. So before you decide to use any of them, let’s take a closer look below at some of their advantages.

Benefits of Using Facebook Social Ads  

One of the main benefits of using Facebook ads is the fact that if you have a niche market, then you can market it a lot better this way. In fact, if you take a closer look at Facebook profiles, you’ll notice that users there load their personal info, including name, age, marital status and other useful information that can then be used in order to create successful online campaigns.

Besides the amazing possibilities for niche targeting, Facebook social ads also make use of CTR like the more established Pay Per Click advertising. This means that if you get a high click through rate from a certain ad, then you’ll pay less money to Facebook.

In fact, Facebook even provides software that allows you to analyze your companies and automatically track its results that you can then use to make your future campaigns that much more effective.

PPC Advertising Benefits

While Facebook social ads are a great way to generate interest around a product or brand, it cannot be compares to PPC ads. This is because people on Facebook aren’t there because they want to purchase something. This means that they’re not actually predisposed to clicking on ads.

On the other hand, when someone uses Google and enters certain keywords in the search box and presses enter, he is definitely looking for something. This means he’s already in the “I want to buy something” mindset and will pay more attention towards the offers he stumbles upon while browsing. While it’s true that with Facebook targeting is very effective, the click through rate is always going to be higher with Pay Per Click advertising (provided it’s managed properly).

In the end, comparing Facebook Ad’s to Google PPC ad’s is like comparing apples to oranges and in an effective marketing campaign both should be considered.


Channing Tatum Is Playing Gambit After All; Actor Finalizes Deal


“Gambit” is still in the cards for Channing Tatum. 


Despite reports that the actor may drop out of Fox’s upcoming “X-Men” spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter says Tatum has closed a deal for the role. News that Tatum may not play the card-wielding mutant broke after contract negotiations reportedly hit a snag. Tatum’s level of involvement in the “X-Men” franchise was one of the major points being discussed. But it looks like the impasse wasn’t as bad as previously thought since everything has finally been worked out. Back-and-forth with top stars is “normal” for negotiations, THR reports.


Before the controversy, Tatum was actively promoting his role in the film, showing up at Comic-Con and even sending out amazing pictures like these:


A photo posted by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on Jul 15, 2015 at 4:06pm PDT


A photo posted by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:09pm PDT


And it’s clear “X-Men” creator Stan Lee likes having him around:


Now that he’s definitely on board, we can probably expect more awesomeness to come.


Gambit” is set to hit theaters in 2016.




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Woman Sees For The First Time In Years Thanks To Bionic Eye


More than a decade after losing her eyesight, Carmen Torres can finally see again, thanks to a bionic eye and a first-of-its-kind surgery.


I was happy and I was just laughing like crazy,” Torres told reporters at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami on Friday, describing what it felt like to see light after so many years in the dark. “It was very emotional, but I’m very strong. I didn’t cry.”


Torres, 58, began losing her sight at the age of 18 due to retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative genetic disease in which eyesight degrades over time. By the time she reached 45 she was completely blind, the Miami Herald reports.


Things began to look up in November of last year, when Torres underwent a procedure to install the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, in the first surgery of its kind in Florida.


Her doctor acknowledged the procedure itself was fairly complicated and involved many intricate steps.


“It’s a meticulous technique,” Dr. Nina Gregori told reporters, one that requires “exact, precise measurements of where to place these components on the eye and we really took our time.” 


The system works by translating images from a small video camera affixed to Torres’ glasses into electrical signals, which are then beamed to a tiny implant in her eye. Those electrical impulses stimulate the retina and the brain interprets them as light, allowing Torres to “see.”


Only about 100 patients worldwide have received the implant so far, according to the hospital. The system received approval from the Food and Drug Administration in 2013.


Over time, Torres learned how to understand the visuals — which she said was like learning a new language — and she’s now able to engage in all manner of activities, including playing with her grandson, reports Miami’s 7News.


Now, nine months after the surgery, Torres can, for the first time in more than a decade, see things like sidewalks and buildings. When she gazes at the night sky, adds Local 10 News, she can even see the stars

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Teen Sets Out For A Swim, Rescues 20 Stranded Hikers Instead

Thanks to a teen who just wanted to go swimming, more than 20 hikers were rescued Sunday from one of the wettest places in the world.


Sonny Boiser, 15, was on his way to enjoy an evening dip at a swimming hole near Kauai’s Blue Hole hiking trail — located in the second-rainiest spot on Earth — when he heard voices screaming for help.


Boiser, who had parked his car near the head of the trail, went to investigate.


What he saw startled him: There were 20 hikers stranded on the other side of a stream that had flooded with raging water, according to local newspaper The Garden Island.


It seemed like Boiser arrived “out of nowhere,” Micah Phillips-Lam, one of the stranded hikers, told The Huffington Post. “You should’ve seen the look on his face [when he saw us].”


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The hiking trail to the Blue Hole is located at the base of Mount Waialeale on the island of Kauai, where it rains an estimated average of 450 inches per year.

Phillips-Lam and three of his friends were on their way back from a seven-hour hike to the Blue Hole when the light, intermittent rain they experienced earlier turned into a heavy downpour.


By the time they reached the streams they walked through earlier in the day, they found that a flash flood had overtaken them.


“There was this brown rushing water and giant logs going downstream,” Phillips-Lam told HuffPost. “We didn’t want to take our chances.”


Instead, the hikers were forced to walk through thick jungle in the dark. During their trek, they bumped into another group of lost hikers who joined them in their search for a way out.


Together, the group of more than 20 hikers eventually found the final stream that led to the trail head — but they still had to wait out the flooding.


“We were all cold and we just wanted to get out of there,” Phillips-Lam said, “but we couldn’t because the water was raging and everything was getting swept away in its path.”


That’s when Boiser appeared.


The group saw him, Phillips-Lam recalled, and “all of a sudden we all just started calling for help.”


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This dirt road leads to the hiking trail into the base of Mt. Waialeale on the island of Kauai, near the site where Boiser rescued the hikers.

Boiser worked quickly with the hikers to get them safely across the stream.


Luckily, one of the stranded hikers had a rope, so they tied one end of it to a tree and tossed the other end to Boiser, who then tied the rope to his truck. Boiser positioned his truck to keep the rope taut across the water and, one by one, the hikers made their way toward him.


“Some of us almost slipped,” Sam-Phillips said. “One girl almost got swept away.”


Despite the powerfully moving water, all of the hikers made it safely to the trail head. One hiker even gave Boiser $20 to thank him for the rescue, according to The Garden Island.


“It was a crazy experience. We got so lucky,” Phillips-Lam said. “[Boiser is] a really cool kid.”


H/T: The Garden Island.


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