Published on May 31st, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir
How To: Get That Glow
Why do we ‘darken’? Because of melanin – the same thing that also protects us from the harm caused by the sun’s harsh UV rays!
Melanin is the pigment produced by melanocyte cells. Melanin production in turn is triggered by the enzyme, tyrosinase. Our skin’s colour as well as the colour of the hair, eyes is based upon the actions of tyrosinase. If you cut down tyrosinase activity, pigmentation, darkening and tanning can be controlled and even reversed up to a point.
Lighten, Whiten, Brighten!
Skin lightening products are formulated with active ingredients that penetrate deep into the layers of the skin to counteract the activity of tyrosinase. This slows down melanin production and prevents darkening of the skin. In addition, skin lightening products are exfoliants and induce mild skin peeling to help resurface a fresher and lighter skin layer. So the outer, darker and duller skin layers are slowly peeled off to reveal a younger, brighter skin that’s fairer due to reduced melanin. Simple!
Look Out For:
Ingredients abound on creams and tubes. But when we talk about ‘active’ ingredients that actually make a difference, then here’s what you should be looking for in your whitening product: hydroquinone, soy, vitamin c, corticosteroids, licorice, hydroxystilbene, alosein, glutathione, glycolic acid, n acetyl glucosamine, gentisic acid, green tea, melatonin, monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone, azelaic acid, kojic acid, arbutin, retinoids, mequinol and niacinamide.
FAB BAG PICKS for a Luminous Glow
Ayorma Fairness & Cell Renew Night Cream : We understand the adverse effects of day-to-day wear and tear on your skin; hence AYORMA engineered a night solution’ Dull and tired complexion blooms with brightness and clarity, given the goodness in our rich Fairness and Cell Renew Night Cream that works all night fighting against fine lines and wrinkles. This featherweight emulsion reactivates skin’s cell renewal process and diminishes the appearance of dark spots by eliminating dark skin cells. Let the touch of SPA oils relax you while:- Stimulating the formation of new cellsand collagen- Reducing the melanin production CLICK HERE to view the product
Votre White Essence Brightening Masque : White Essence ‘Brightening masque is extensive blend of herbal & botanical complex that works to give a fair complexion .Its work on discoloration and gives skin lightening effect making the skin clean and radiant. CLICK HERE to view product
Kaya Brightening & Firm Eye Serum : It contains asynergetic active complex of soy and rice peptides, Yeast protein, Hyluronic acid and seaweed extract. This potent combination targets puffiness and discoloration and enhances firmness around the eyes. CLICK HERE to view product