Three Ways to Boost a Healthy Complexion Without Skin Whitening Products
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Natural remedies may be the answer to your skin whitening needs, especially when the components in products prove too harsh on the skin.
The right nutritional foundation is an important contributor to multiple skin benefits. Rather than relying solely on applying creams, add these foods and ingredients to your daily routine to help achieve the beautiful complexion you seek.
Vitamin C: A Necessity
First and foremost, an adequate intake of vitamin C plays a vital part in skin health. It acts as protection from UV exposure and as a combatant of skin-wrinkling and skin-ageing. Sufficient vitamin C is needed to inhibit melanin production from the basal layer of the dermis, giving your skin that glow. You can apply it topically with a serum, for instance, or take it orally, through
Due to its potency, a vitamin C serum may not be for everyone. You should research thoroughly and test with care especially if you have sensitive skin. To forego those risks, the oral way may be more suitable.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and
Backed by research and years of history, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its herbs are conducive to relieving certain conditions – skincare included.
Another herb consumed and known by many is ginseng root (ren shen, 人参) . It enhances collagen synthesis and helps prevent UV damage and ageing, while brightening the skin. It can be ingested by mixing slices of the root with goji berries and hot water – another worthy recipe to take note of.
Sun Exposure and its Effects
Living in a tropical country means being blessed with ample sunshine all year round.
However, exposure to excessive sunlight can destroy your
While taking note of this, it is good to remember that the sun is also a source of vitamin D. Having 15 to 30 minutes of exposure before 10am is beneficial. It stimulates the skin and enhances the absorption of calcium. It is recommended to choose sunscreens above
These natural alternatives along with healthy eating habits, sufficient water intake, and ample rest will optimise the chances of improving and maintaining a radiant complexion without
This is an adaptation of an article, “Be Fair & Lovely with These,” which first appeared on the Eu Yan Sang website.
- Eu Yan Sang. 2022. 6 TCM Herbs For The Skin. [Accessed 15 June 2022]
- Nutrients. 2019. A Collagen Supplement Improves Skin Hydration, Elasticity, Roughness, and Density: Results of a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Blind Study. [Accessed 15 June 2022]
- Nutrients. 2017. The Roles of Vitamin C and Skin Health. [Accessed 15 June 2022]
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