I'm going to be truthful to all here. Reason why there has been no recent uploads of my bare skin recently is because of an unsightly scar (self inflicted by the way) on my cheek. I'm ashame and embarrassed to go without any concealer. So, I've embarked on my virgin journey, the quest for whitening products! I started these products after sharing with one girlfriend of mine about 3 weeks ago and I said to myself, only if it works will I write and share about it.
While many people including myself first think of whitening products maybe it's that whitening literally means turning your face WHITE! Hahaaa, nope that is not what I have in mind. It's really about getting rid of the blemishes, THAT dark spot, pigmentations and having a natural one-tone brighter and good looking skin. SoO does that mean people with dark skin tones are suitable? Yes!
3 Basic steps I have been using. Clean, Prevention and Improvement. It's really Simple. SO LET'S GET ON WITH IT.
1st Step - CLEAN
Please Exfoliate daily.
Makeup over face daily strips the face of oxygen and cause skin to look dull over time.
Would it be too much? I do it daily if I'm layering make up over my skin everyday. But the trick is using a mild water based exfoliating gel. This fromEHA by Doc Ehas mild properties, it feels watery at first but after a few rounds of circular movements over my face the gel actually dries up and I could see bits of dead skin with the dirt being rubbed off my skin. (We can really see some brown "dirt" and it's really not harsh at all on the skin).
2nd Step - PREVENTION
Nourish with Serums.
In fact serums are my skin vitamins. On days when my skin would go without any day cream or gel, my serums is always a must! I'll start with Sulwhasoo First Care Activating EX Serum (if you all have been following me, you would know how "into" I am on the benefits of this serum) as it promotes balance and preps skin to receive treatment and boosts the efficacy of skin care used after. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic provides advanced environmental protection against damaging free radicals. So these 2 goes hand in hand, one to give hydration and the other to block harmful rays!
3rd Step - IMPROVEMENT
Giving the skin the needed nourish to repair and improve its condition.
This serum works to enhance circulation and resilience reduced by heat for a clearly bright complexion. I've added the Whitening cream and the Whitening Eye treatmen and over time the yellowness seems to have lessened and the scar on my cheeks has lightened. Thank goodness~!
This range is fine for my combination skin but I would highly recommend anyone that is keen to go to their counters to try it out. What works on me may not on another. So, it's better to be cautious.
One of important fact, it takes about 2 months or MORE to actually see results of whitening products. There are other products that you can see instant results and at the same time have the whitening effect in it. That then would depend very much on what you want to achieve and also your skin type. I'm not a doctor or an expert!
Another tip to looking bright and radiant? Put on a white top, the light that bounces off onto your skin illuminates our skin. Pairing it off with that distressed jeans and shades, chic and stylish!
I'm looking forward to having my clear skin back but I know I have to be patient. It's improving I know....:) Meantime,