5 Whitening Approach
Sep 30, 2017 — by Andrew Ooi
“The fairer, the better!” This is the favourite skin care motto for many women. However, trying to whiten your skin is not as simple as merely shouting out this motto loud.
Dull and dark skin is basically caused by environmental pollution, sun damages, medical condition, stress, dry skin, using wrong cosmetic products and poor lifestyle habits. Dull and dark skin is not only hard to cover with makeup, it also adversely affects your look and further dampens your self-confidence. Hence, for these reasons, women always try hard to whiten their skin. If you are reading this article, I assume that your skin whitening products have probably failed to give you the white skin tone that you want so badly. Without any delay, let us explore some useful tips that might effectively brighten and lighten your skin complexion.
Protect your skin against the sun:
Although the sun is an important source for some essential vitamins, its UV rays can cause tans and sunburns. Hence, to lighten your skin, you must avoid direct exposure to sunlight. You should make sure that you apply your sunscreen before heading out. It is recommended that you choose sunscreen that is not oily and has at least 30SPF. In addition, you might also want to wear sun-protective clothing to provide you with added protection against the sun.
Use skin whitening products:
Most whitening products are said to be able to restrict the production of melanin, which is the pigment responsible for tans and sun spots. It is not difficult to find skin whitening products in the drugstore as there is wide range of brands available in the market. However, it is crucial to choose the skin whitening products that can work effectively and also suits your skin. When choosing your whitening products, you should look for whitening products rich in skin-lightening ingredients like Vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acid and glycolic acid and avoid those with mercury as active ingredient. Besides, you should also go for the most natural ones.
Drink for skin whitening:
Drinking enough water won’t directly make your skin lighter but it will help your skin to rejuvenate itself. When the skin rejuvenates, the old and pigmented layers will fade away and fresh new skin is revealed and your skin looks brighter and healthier. Therefore, it is recommended that you drink about 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday.
Look for help from the professionals:
You can also work together with someone professional like the consultant in your preferred facial salon. You might want to consult a doctor or skincare consultant about your skin and ask him or her to recommend you the most suitable and effective products and treatment.
Don’t be lazy to cleanse and exfoliate your face:
Dirt and pollution take their toll on your skin which cause dead skin cells to accumulate and this is one of the reasons for dark and dull skin. Hence, it is important for you to remove this layer of dead cell skin so that the fresh new layers of skin get relieved. You should cleanse your face twice a day to removes the dirt and excess sebum from your skin. Besides, you need to exfoliate your face to scrub off the dead skin cells.
In short, skin whitening is never easy and it requires your long-term effort and commitment. No pain, no gain! You either start now or cry for your dark and dull skin later.