Due to exposure to the sun’s rays and other weather elements throughout the years, your skin tone can change dramatically. Too much sunlight and you will look decades older than what you are right now. It’s not only the wrinkles and the fine lines that start appearing, but age spots start popping up causing discoloration in different places.
To help reduce the harm the sun had already caused to the skin on your face, since this is the part exposed to the harsh UV rays, you can come up with a skin brightening routine. Following this routine will undoubtedly repair your skin and will help protect from the sun damaging it again.
Basically, what you need for a good skin brightening routine are the following:
- A good cleanser
- Some revitalizing toner
- Antioxidant lotion
- A gel containing a lightening formula
- Night time moisturizer
- Day time protection
Let’s take a look at these products and what they can do for your skin.
The cleanser is a main product of the skin brightening routine. This is mild enough for use on damaged skin and also helps take away the dirt from your pores. The cleanser will also remove any remaining excess oil that’s been clogging, while keeping your skin moisturized and not dried out like some medical grade peelings would. This has no limit as to how many times a day you can use it.
The revitalizing toner is a versatile product which can be applied to all skin types, normally it is recommended for normal and dry skin. There is no alcohol and fragrances in the mixture. This helps to even out the PH protective elements in the skin and gets rid of residue. This product has a wonderful mixture of antioxidants which moisturizes your skin while exfoliating dead skin cells.
Your skin brightening routine must also have a lightening gel that should include active ingredients that can lighten any sort of discoloration in the natural pigmentation of the skin. These active ingredients help the skin achieve a healthier and improve appearance. As we know, most of the damage caused on the skin happens during the day, but do not forget to moisturize at night too! Moisturizing at night helps skin exfoliation while sleeping and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
One important part of the skin brightening routine is Retinol. This is a major part since this is what encourages skin regeneration. This is especially important when your goal is to restore your damaged skin back to its youthful form. This product diminishes the size of your pores, just like microdermabrasion, which can aid with correcting blemishes and blackheads.
Cleansing in the morning is just not enough, you need to apply a product that can protect your skin from the environment, which is why there is a daytime defense product on the skin brightening routine. This is a moisturizing sunscreen that protects your face from the sun’s harsh UV rays.
Also what is needed is discipline. Do not forget or skip a part of the routine, these products all have importance in helping you achieve your brighter, younger skin.