Skin Care

How to lighten skin tone?

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Many of us have dreamed to have glowing and radiant skin. But Pollution and suntans are the biggest enemies of this dream. Evil tans and pimples always break up our love for natural, glowing skin. Fair and flawless skin tone is like the dream of the desired girlfriend but nasty overexposure to the sun, pollution, poor lifestyle choices, medical condition, or even stress becomes evil of this dream. We understand your this problem. So we are here to share with you some beauty tips which will help you to lighten your skin tone and get that flawless, glowing look.

Stay moisturized

Using a moisturizer helps you to get rid of dry, cracked skin. Especially in winter, we face the problem of dry and cracked skin.

Moisturizer will help to protect your skin from cold, dry air. Applying moisturizer immediately after showering is very beneficial to get rid of dry and dull skin.  The process of moisturization will provide an instant improvement to the complexion and radiance to the skin.

Choose moisturizer according to your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin then prefer to use a water-based moisturizer.

Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is the easiest and most beneficial way to get rid of dark, dull and pigmented skin. If you are in search of glowing, flawless skin enough water intake is essential. Drinking 1.5 to 2 litres of water daily is essential to stay hydrated. Drinking an adequate amount of water not only help you get the Radiant skin tone but also help to flush off the toxins. Proper hydration will ultimately help you to improve the appearance and texture of your skin.

Take a steam bath

Taking steam is very beneficial especially for deep cleaning of your face. This method will help you to clear clogged pores. Taking steam of boiled lemon peel water will enrich your skin with vitamin C. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is very beneficial in making the skin firm, bright and elastic.

Protect Yourself From Harsh UV Radiation

Are you suffering from pigmented, spotted, uneven skin? Then Behind facing the problem of pigmented, uneven skin tone there is an evil named Melanin. Melanin is a dark skin pigment that helps skin from skin harmful traditions. As sun exposure is increased, more melanin is released from the body towards the outer skin surface. This lead to hyper-pigmentation.

Preventive skincare routine:

  • Apply sunscreen always try to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 which will help you to prevent your skin from turning darker. Use sunscreen to both skins and face not only outdoors but also indoors.
  • Along with sunscreen, protect your skin from UV radiation by using a hat and a pair of sunglasses when you’re outside.

Curative skincare:

use creams having ingredients like alpha arbutin. Arbutin is a natural ingredient, helps to reduce melanin production. Creams having natural ingredients like kojic acid and papaya extract also helps to get rid of hyper-pigmentation.

Take Enough sleep and stay stress-free

Sounds odd! But it’s a fact, that sleep can lead to arise skin problems. Our body needs 6 to 8 hours of deep sleep to give some rest to our body. So it is essential to give enough time to provide rest to the body as well as mind. This will help you to bring out the inner glow of your skin. It will help your body to boost blood flow to the skin which means you wake up with healthy glowing skin.

Exfoliate your Skin

The superior layer of our skin that is Keratinocyte cells layers are renewed every four weeks. Due to that dead skin cells layer is regularly formed on the epidermis. This dead skin layer leads to a dull, pigmented, uneven appearance of skin. Due to this regular removal of this dead skin is essential. The use of Exfoliators helps to lighten your skin at a quicker rate. Peel off by exfoliators helps to remove blemishes, light wrinkles, and pigmentation.

There are two types of exploiters.

Physical exfoliants:

These exfoliants target the most superficial layer of the skin. Due to their mechanical action,  helps to remove dead skin cells present at the uppermost skin layer. It can also help to improve skin tones by lightening scars, age spots, and sunspots.

Example-Charcoal.

Chemical exfoliants:

Chemical face masks that contain skin-brightening ingredients like beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) can penetrate deeper into the dermis of the skin.  When using Chemical exfoliants there is no need to use abrasive motions which means they are beneficial for sensitive skin types. Examples of ingredients- salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, glycolic acid.

Gaurd your skin from environmental pollutants

most of us are living in urban areas, due to this our skin is constantly have the risk of damage from pollutants like smog, radiation, chemicals. These pollutants and even blue lights of the screen generate free radicals and lead to premature ageing. Thus it is very essential to use the right anti-pollution products that will protect your skin from such pollutants to prevent your skin from turning dull and darker.

Choose skin lightening products wisely

Looking for a treatment, which will make you get rid of those uneven, pigmented, dull skin problems. Then see for following ingredients in your dermatologically prescribed creams.

Azelaic acid:

This is a very famous skin ingredient, which is highly effective in lightening your skin. It is estimated that 20% of azelaic acid is as effective as 4% hydroquinone for treating melasma.

Arbutin:

This is a natural ingredient derived from blueberry, bearberry and pear tree. Helps to reduce hyperpigmentation. Kojic acid, Mulberry also helps to reduce hyperpigmentation of the skin.

Retinol:

It is a natural form of vitamin A. Many dermatologists prescribe retinol to not only help exfoliate the skin but also increase collagen production.

Vitamin C:

Want a Bright and firm skin tone but are afraid of using those harmful chemical agents prone to damaging your skin? Then trust Vitamin C. It is a natural alternative to all those harsh skin bleaching products. It helps in skin repair and provides a firm, bright and radiant glow to the skin.

Niacinamide:

It is a proven ingredient, having a skin-lightening effect. This is due to its ability to inhibit melanosome conversion from melanocytes to Keratinocytes.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an effective clinical procedure for lightening skin tone. In this method, dermatologist eliminates alk dead skin cells with the help of aluminium oxide crystals or diamond-tipped abrasive devices.

This treatment also helps to get rid of ugly dark spots.

Laser treatment:

Laser treatment is beneficial to improve skin tones, with the ability to lighten scars or age and sunspots. But this treatment comes with some side effects like hyperpigmentation. So be cautious while deciding on laser treatment.

Take away:

Always Remember, it is best to consult a qualified and experienced dermatologist to diagnose and treat the type and cause of your skin problem Dermatologist will guide you to advanced aesthetic remedies and treatments which are clinically proven for their safety and efficacy.

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