The only way to truly bleach your skin is to buy a skin bleaching cream. These carry with them a set of risks and side effects however, and the heavy advertising of them, has come under much refute, especially in the Asian community, where the desire to whiten skin has become as addictive as those with paler skin, over tanning. Why is it we are never happy with what we have?
It is better to try to 'brighten' your skin, which means using methods to remove dead skin cells and allow new cells to grow through. The skin on your face renews and heals at a faster rate than the skin on the rest of your body, which is why treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion work. You might wish to try either of these if you are say 35 years old and over. If you are younger, then these treatments are probably unnecessary, and you could try some conditioning treatments and develop a really great skincare routine.
Here is a breakdown of a simple daily skincare routine:
- Start off by washing your skin with luke warm water and a mild soap
such as Dove. If you suffer from acne an old fashioned soap called
'coal tar soap' has natural antiseptic in it. Wash the soap off
- Then use a very gentle exfoliator. It is important that you don't scrub your skin too hard. An exfoliator from Proactive does a great job of getting rid of dead skin cells. You only want to remove dead skin cells remember, not layers of new skin. This could lead to a bacterial infection.
- Dab, rather than rub your skin dry. You should treat the skin on your face like a baby's skin, be gentle as days and days of rubbing will take it's toll.
- Next, use a toner. There are many different types, depending on your type of skin. Clinique do a range specific to skin type. Mainly, you're aiming to cleanse and tighten pores.
- After the toner has been applied and dried. Apply a moisturiser. Massage this around your face, do this for a good 5 minutes to make sure that you have got the blood to the surface. This encourages skin cell renewal and the blood will carry away any toxins that are near the surface.
Finally, try to get good rest and avoid wearing coverup make up such as foundation. These tend to suffocate the skin and dry it out. If you do want to, maybe use a tinted moisturiser, or invest in an expensive foundation that is breathable. Channel do a good range called Aqua de Teinte. Always, always remove your make up before you go to bed.
The main thing is to develop a routine so that this is second nature. All too often, people start a good routine and it lasts a week or two. Get used to caring for your skin as soon as possible.
Staying out of the skin and caring for it in this way, should give you an even bright complexion.