5 ways to gently lighten your skin

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Everyone strives to have a radiant, glowing complexion and bright skin can make you feel as though you’re being lit up from the inside. With a healthy glow, you may not even need to use foundation. However, glowing, healthy skin isn’t something that can be wished into existence with a simple thought. The following are five ways to lighten your skin gently:

1.   Cleansing

To get the most out of any product that claims to lighten or speed up cellular turnover, you need to start by thoroughly cleansing your skin. Washing your skin makes it possible for any extra products that you use to reach every layer of your skin.

2.   Exfoliation

Exfoliating the skin is a procedure that is similar to washing in that it removes dead skin cells and flaky, dry skin, both of which may contribute to dullness and increased texture. You have the option of doing an exfoliation either manually or chemically. One to three times per week is the recommended frequency for exfoliation, however, the frequency you should use may vary based on the kind of skin you have.

3.   Use vitamin C serum

When applied topically, vitamin C is an all-natural component that works wonders to stimulate the production of collagen, illuminate the complexion, and ward off the effects of free radicals.

As an antioxidant, it contributes to the prevention of the potentially harmful oxidation process. Vitamin C also inhibits an enzyme that contributes to the synthesis of melanin, which results in a reduction in redness as well as hyperpigmentation, while protecting against damage caused by free radicals.

Vitamin C for skin lightening also helps skin maintain its flexibility. In a nutshell, Vitamin C has the ability to reduce the appearance of dark spots, decrease inflammation, smooth out fine wrinkles, and revive dull skin.

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4.   Cell turnover

Increasing skin cell turnover is one of the most effective ways to lighten your complexion. In most cases, you’re going to have to either use an antioxidant-rich serum or look into your diet.

What’s more, cellular turnover may be stimulated by using penetrating topical serums, such as retinol, that can be applied directly onto the skin. This is why you shouldn’t apply serums to your skin until after you’ve washed and exfoliated so that you can get the most out of them.

5.   Moisturizing

Once you’ve used your chosen serums and completed your washing and exfoliating routines, it’s time to apply moisturizer. At this stage, you should be concentrating on maintaining an adequate level of hydration. If you have dry skin, you may find that a thicker moisturizer, such as one that is based on ceramides, is more beneficial. On the other hand, if you have normal or oily skin, you may find that a lighter moisturizer is more appropriate to prevent pores from getting clogged.

Conclusion

If you really want to bring the best out of your skin, the greatest thing you can do is take the time to develop a skincare routine that you’re certain you can keep up with. Remember to do your homework before introducing new items into your routine, use gentle products that are made from natural ingredients, and don’t forget to experiment with your diet and lifestyle.

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