In the fickle realm of makeup and beauty, trends come and go but one thing remains constant on each magazine pages and runway – healthy and luminous looking skin.
The quest for good skin often brings us to the age-old advice of drinking more water. Water is great and all, but we often forget is that our skin is often one of the first organs to display the consequences of our lifestyle choices.
So in our journey to banish dull skin, here are some tested and tried skincare tips and habits to pick up on, from us to you:
Exfoliation is the process of removing topmost layer of skin, consisting of mostly dead skin cells, using chemicals or just with good ol-fashioned scrubbing. Those who love instant gratification will adore exfoliation. The results are immediate, with visibly brighter looking skin.
The removal of the topmost layer of your skin can also help your skin care products absorb better, giving you more bang for your buck with products. And the best thing about exfoliating is the long-term benefit of an increased rate of collagen production which gives skin a more youthful appearance.
We’ve all been there: throwing money at expensive skin care products while eating all the junk foods grubby little hands can take, only to wonder why our skincare regimen wasn’t working.
Well, studies have shown that foods high in oil, sugar, fat and spice have the potential to render your skincare plans useless, with excess consumption having the ability to cause wrinkles, acne and inflammation.
So the question is: what foods should we eat more of then?
Vegetables like squash, sweet potatoes and spinach are great as they contain beta-carotene, a plant pigment power packed with antioxidants to fight against cellular damage caused by free radicals. Citrus fruits and berries are also great additions to your diet to fight against dull skin, filled with even more antioxidants and vitamin C, they are vital for the synthesis of collagen production.
UV damage is a big deal that not many people take seriously. Besides causing collagen damage, hyperpigmentation and early aging in skin, 86% of all annual skin cancer cases in the UK are also linked to sun exposure. The scariest part of sun damage is that the most harmful effects do not show up physically but internally, accumulating slowly over time causing DNA damage and cell mutation.
So while everyone understands that being outside causes sun damage, a little known fact is that you can get sun damage from hiding indoors as well. Shocking, we know. Indoor sources of UV rays include electronics like lamps and computer screens produce UV rays which all affect us as we use them. So take it from us and slather that sunscreen on.
In your journey towards brighter skin, we recommend:
a) Kinohimitsu UV Bright
Packed with antioxidant rich berry extracts, Kinohimitsu UV Bright provides up to 9 hours of UV protection and restores the skin’s vitality and youth by inhibiting and breaking down the formation of melanin and repelling free radicals.
Kinohimitsu Prowhite promotes liver health and boosts the immune system while you sleep with its superberry infused formula. Camu-Camu, Maqui Berries, Wheatgerm extract and Glutathione work to eliminate spots, brighten and even out skin tone by lessening the skin’s oxidative stress.
c) Kinohimitsu Be White
Protect yourself from the effects of photoaging with Kinohimitsu Be White. Made from ingredients like Glutathione, Pomegranate, Olive and Tomato extracts and Vitamin C, it offers UV protection from within while working together to brighten the skin.