How to brighten skin. Sometimes we all need a little help to getting our skin looking bright, even and smooth and that’s exactly what a good skin brightener cream will do.
These days it’s easy to wake up to dull, lifeless skin tone but it doesn’t have to stay that way – you can control it quite easily through a good skin care regime.
Skin brightening is also associated with the reduction of dark spots. These could be moles, freckles, birthmarks, age spots and certain scaring. As such, many products contain harsh chemicals and bleaching agents. We suggest you be very careful with products containing such ingredients.
The products we promote are all free of any such chemicals and hence safe to use – no hydroquinone, no steroids, no bleach, no mercury.
Causes Of Dull, Uneven Skin Tone And Dark Spots
Before we look at how to brighten skin let's look at the causes. A dull complexion can be caused by various issues:
Dead Skin Cells:
Every day the skin renews itself and that means that millions of skin cells die and are shed from the skin each day. Whilst most fall away naturally there’s always a proportion which remain attached to the skin preventing light from reflecting and causing it to look dull and patchy.
Environment & Pollution:
All that dirt, grime and chemicals can’t help but have a detrimental effect on your skin. Some pollutants stimulate the free radicals which will not only affect collagen levels but can also stimulate patchy pigmentation over time.
Take away the moisture and the skin will look older, uneven and dull. Think about the difference between a grape and a raisin … same fruit but with some of the moisture taken away! We’re not just talking about using a good quality moisturizer here – we’re saying stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water on a regular basis.
Often overlooked but it’s proven that stress can cause increased cortisol levels. This in turn can have a detrimental affect on the flow of blood to the skin and to areas needing repair. This will reduce the skins natural radiance.
Sleep is the time that the body restores itself. We therefore need optimum levels of sleep to allow the body to keep itself in tip top condition. That includes the skin as it’s when we sleep that the skin cells regenerate effectively.
OK, boring I know and, as an ex-smoker myself, I understand that you’ll already know how bad smoking is in so many ways. When it comes to the skin smoking will cause collagen to breakdown which will make the skin look older and less bright.
Exposure To The Sun:
Not only will the sun damage collagen levels causing it to look old and dull it can also result in a condition called hyperpigmentation which can range from a few small sun spots to all over mottled skin. These dark spots or patches are caused by excess melanin (the brownish pigment responsible for our skin colour) which forms abnormal deposits in the skin as a result of exposure to the sun.
Fluctuation in hormone levels can also affect the skin. During such time the skin can become more oily or, in extremes, can result in a condition called Melasma which is a type of hyperpigmentation which can result in a similar affect as over exposure to the sun.
Improper Skin Care:
Not keeping your skin healthy, cleansed, moisturised and exfoliated will result in dull looking skin and failure to remove your makeup fully each night will not allow the skin to effectively restore itself so keeping a good regime is absolutely vital.
Illness: When we are under the weather our body is not functioning as it should do and that has an effect on the skins natural restoration causing it to look pale and less radiant.
On top of theses reasons the skin will naturally be affected by dark spots be they freckles, liver spots and uneven pigmentation which have been with us since birth.
Skin Brightener Creams
When we talk about how to brighten skin we should first look at the various creams on the market today. A good skin brightener should be used after you’ve cleansed, exfoliated and toned the skin. It will work by reducing dullness and gradually evening out skin tone. It can really improve visible appearance by making the skin look younger, smoother and more radiant.
They can be used generally or topically on dark spots or areas of uneven skin tone. They are therefore very simple yet very effective.
Recommended Skin Brightener Creams
Illuminatural 6i is a natural skin lightener. It uses botanicals and proven natural ingredients in order to inhibit both the production of tyrosinase and excess melanin. It also acts as an effective exfoliator to gently remove dark skin cells.
This natural formulation of gentle, safe ingredients is highly effective and guarantees a visible reduction of moles, freckles, birthmarks, sun damage, age spots, acne scars and more.