‘A white complexion is powerful enough to hide seven faults.’ No one likes blemishes, dark spots, pigmentation or scars on their skin. Most of us want to even our skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation. However, there are too many synthetic and harmful products claiming ‘brighten your skin’, ‘reduce scars’ on the market. People chase for quick results but overlook the harmful effects of those ingredients in the products.
Actually there are many natural ingredients that will assist you to lessen and lighten dark spots, and even your skin tone. Why don’t we trust the power of nature?
Let’s have a look on five of those:
1) Prickly Pear Seed Oil
It is the most precious of any oil. It is extracted from the seeds in the fruits of prickly pear cactus. Regarding the brightening benefits, prickly pear seed oil contains phenylalanine that slows down melanin transfer. It also contains ferulic acid that suppresses melanin production and helps even skin tone and reduce scarring. Vitamin K in this oil can also help lighten dark lines under the eyes and minimizes blemishes.
2) Watermelon Seed Oil
It is very antioxidizing and contains minerals and Omega acids that can help with hyperpigmentation. Reduce under eye puffiness, swelling and dark eye circles is also one of its benefits.
3) Rosehip Seed CO2 Extract
It riches in vitamin C that aids blood flow and promotes collagen formation. As we all know, vitamin C is known to be a natural brightening ingredient as well. Rosehip seed CO2 Extract can effectively treat scar tissues and blemishes as well. It nourishes cells and shielding against oxidation to prevent oxidized and ‘yellowish’ skin.
4) Liquorice Extract
It contains glabridin that is antioxidizing and anti-inflammatory. It inhibits tyrosinase (the protein responsible for producing melanin) activity and prevents UVB induced erythema and pigmentation.
5) Kojic Acid
It is derived from a fungus in Asia and a natural alternative to hydroquinine. Studies showed that kojic acid is effective at reducing hyperpigmentation. It acts as an antioxidant and works by inhibiting tyrosinase activity. It is suitable for sensitive skin as well.
You are encouraged to choose natural skincare products with these high performance ingredients that can even your skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation, instead of synthetic ones. Don’t forget to eat healthily (especially with high antioxidizing food) and put on sunscreen during day time as well. I am sure all these can help lighten and re-establish a glowing facial skin tone for you finally!