It’s no secret, especially in Asia, bright skin is the dream of every woman (or man). In every beauty product advertisement there must be a jargon, “Want glowing skin? Use this product!” or “X days skin instantly white and bright with this product!”. How do you guys relate to this? Maybe not all, but most people do view pale and bright skin as one of the important elements to be beautiful. How come this kind of stigma can appear? It’s better if we step back and see the history first!
Back to the Culture and Stigma of the Past
If we trace, the origin of the “obsession” with bright skin, especially in Asia, comes from social status. How come? Yes, since the time of our ancestors, people with fair or pale skin have been considered to have high social status. The reason is because those with fair skin do not need to bother and work in the fields. Meanwhile, people with tan or dark skin often work outside.
To the extent that some Asian countries such as China and Japan have words similar to this: “White/bright skin can hide our flaws”. Such thinking is ingrained from generation to generation and even today most Asian people think that white / bright skin means beautiful.
In Indonesia it is not much different. It’s not uncommon to hear the words beautiful and pale skin in the same context. If so, what do you think? Do you agree with this thought?
Bright skin don’t equal fair skin
Despite the stigma and thoughts we’ve discussed, Serenitree still believes that all skin tones are equally beautiful. From dark skin, tan, to fair skin, there is no difference!
Don’t you know? Bright doesn’t mean our skin has to be white like porcelain! Whatever the color of your skin, if you treat it with safe products along with a healthy lifestyle, it will immediately brighten or glow. All dull skin can also be bright!
So you don’t need to be discouraged and justify any means to achieve fair skin. Love your skin and take care of it to be healthy and youthful! It’s easy, there are also various skincare that can help the skin to be more glowing or we call it the brightening effect. But there is also a mention of the lightening effect. What’s the difference between the two?
Difference between Brightening and Lightening
Maybe for the layman at first glance these two terms are not much different. The point is both make the skin bright, right? Wrong!
Brightening means to increase the radiance or brightness of the skin. It’s like dull skin turning into glowing skin, that’s the brightening effect. This effect does not change the amount of pigment in our skin.
On the other hand, lightening aims to change skin color to make it whiter/pale by reducing melanin in our skin. One of the processes is by inhibiting the production of melanin. Actually, if we use lightening products according to the doctor’s instructions or in moderation, it doesn’t matter. But don’t buy products or skin whitening treatments carelessly, because they can have negative effects, such as allergies!
For this article, we will focus on discussing the brightening effect of skincare. Let’s take a closer look at what compositions are allowed and not recommended for us to use in skincare brightening!
Skincare Brightening Composition
In general, there are several elements that are good for the skin and are always used for a brightening effect in skincare. Here are some examples:
- Vitamin C
- Kojic and Azelaic Acids
Now this element has a brightening effect and can be a solution to skin problems such as helping with hyperpigmentation. The face can also look more youthful and glowing! However, you need to remember that these ingredients will work over time and can’t be instant!
After discussing the elements that we can use, should we also mention what we need to avoid?
- Topical Corticosteroids
Some of these compositions can also brighten up your skin and work faster than the previous ingredients. BUT it’s important for you to know that we don’t recommend this composition because it can have unwanted effects! So, before buying a skincare product, please look at the composition and research so you don’t regret it in the future.
Brightening Effect of Serenitree Products
Do you want to use skincare that is guaranteed to be safe, formulation and all natural? Serenitree is the answer! “Brightening” ingredients from natural Serenitree products or Natural Skin Brightening Agent. They can affect the overall pigmentation of the skin and help lighten darker areas of the skin. Very good right?
Anyone curious what are the natural compositions to get a brightening effect? Here are some of the ingredients used in Serenitree’s exclusive formulation:
- Alpha Arbutin
- Kojic Acid
- Licorice Root Extract
- Mulberry Extract
- Vitamin C
- Pomegranate Extract
- Willow Bark Extract
Are you familiar with these ingredients? Of course! Because what Serenitree uses are all ingredients that have high effectiveness and are formulated with the right levels so that they are effective for brightening and are safe for their users. Dull skin problems, hyperpigmentation and friends can be solved by natural brightening skincare from Serenitree.
Duration For Maximum Results
Have you ever heard the saying that goes, “good things take time.”? This sentence is true for many aspects of life. We can also apply it in the world of skincare.
Rarely or even almost no product that can provide instant results. This applies to both natural and non-natural skincare. Safe products will definitely give regular results.
This is different from skincare that uses “toxic” or harmful ingredients for the skin. Most products that claim to provide instant effects or results are not recommended. Why? Most likely with such a quick claim the product has excessive or unsafe chemicals.
For the Serenitree product itself, it can give results within 8-12 weeks. With a note that you have to use it regularly and don’t forget to use sunscreen! Remember, the skincare products you use will be wasted if you don’t combine them with sunscreen!