Skin Brightening Tips to Incorporate into Your Skin Care Regime

by Andy Cheng Director

Your skin care regime should have some basic skin brightening protocol for an essential part of your overall anti-aging routine.

Sun exposure is an inevitable part of our daily life for regular people like most of us. You may notice small, dark spots forming on your skin if you don't apply sunscreen before sun exposure. Prevention is the best way to stop these dark spots from surfacing because once they appear, they can be quite challenging to tackle. Treat hyperpigmentation as you would wrinkles, and take preventive measures before they get a chance to appear on your face.

What Is Skin Brightening?

To many people, the concept of skin brightening means becoming a few shades lighter. This is not true. Skin brightening is about achieving a more radiant, glowing skin without formation of hyperpigmentation on the skin. For people who are unaware, it is possible to have fair skin and yet possess a dull, unattractive complexion. 

Although there are a number of skin brightening skin care products in the market, many of these products may contain other chemicals that could be harmful to the skin. In addition, the efficacy of topical skin care applications is extremely low because of the natural skin barrier that is present to keep foreign bodies out - including your skin care product. 

For more effective results, people usually turn to medical laser treatments. What is important is to start your skin brightening regime as early as you can. “Younger skin reacts better and can respond better to treatments.” says Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics.


There are many brightening skin care products that claim to brighten your skin. Read up more about the products and do your research. 

Don't be overwhelmed or impressed by new products in the market. There are only a few proven ingredients that are effective for skin brightening such as vitamin C, green tea extract, and grapefruit seed extract. Keep your skin care products simple and stick to these ingredients that have proven to work. These skin brightening ingredients can effectively reduce pigment formation on the skin, inflammation, and eliminate signs of premature aging.

Also top on the list of skin brightening ingredients include hydroquinone and kojic acid. Hydroquinone is an FDA-approved ingredient for the treatment of freckles and melasma. Kojic acid has similar properties as hydroquinone for the treatment of freckles and melasma.

Always seek advice from your doctor before you use any skin care product.


There are some home remedies that are effective and do not cost you much to make. They are mild on the skin and give you considerably good results. However, these remedies will work to some extent to bring out the natural skin color instead of bleaching it.

Grind dried orange peels into power and mix it with a tablespoon of plain yogurt. Apply this mixture over clean face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Orange peel contains effective ingredients to remove blackheads, dead skin cells, and lighten blemishes and dark eye circles. Bring the glow back to your skin if you do this three times a week.

Other than giving you health benefits like maintaining a healthy digestion system, lemon juice has been used by many people to remove the top layer of dead skin cells because it is a mild bleaching agent that gently exfoliates the top layer of dead skin. Diluting one part of lemon juice to one part water, you can dab the solution on the face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with water and you will see good result in a few weeks!


If you are bothered by the pigmentations on the face, you should visit your aesthetic doctor for advice. Some skin brightening laser treatments such as LASEMD Skin Perfecting Laser can definitely help achieve fairer, glowing skin.

Many pigmentary disorders associated with aging such as melanin and lentigines can be easily broken down by using Spectra XT Platform laser treatment.

Aging also causes people to get dull skin with fine lines. Restylane Skinboosters is an effective treatment that provides long-lasting hydration to plump up the skin and achieve a luminous glow.

Talk to your doctor to find out if you are suitable to undergo the treatment.

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