Prevention is the most important factor in whitening. Blemishes are difficult to treat after they appear. It is important to use UV light care and whitening products on a daily basis.
Tips on How to Choose and Use Whitening Skin Care Products
Let's take a look at the whitening mechanism of skin care products.
First of all, when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, the epidermis is instructed to produce melanin, which causes blemishes. In response to this, whitening products have the role of blocking the ingredients that produce the command and blocking the ingredients that are produced from the command to produce melanin. What is important in whitening is the prevention of spots that will form in the future and the improvement of spots that have already formed.
The following are the main ingredients that are effective in whitening the skin.
Suppresses the action of endothelin, which gives orders to create melanin.
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It is also an ingredient that prevents skin irritation. It also suppresses the production of melanin.
Suppresses the production of prostaglandin, a signaling molecule that gives orders to produce melanin
Suppresses excessive melanin production
Promotes normal melanin production by approaching multiple signaling molecules
Vitamin C derivative
A representative of whitening ingredients. It also suppresses tyrosinase, a substance that converts melanin, and acts on existing black melanin to make it lighter in color.
Prevents the binding of tyrosine, the first ingredient to form melanin, to tyrosinase.
Kojic acid and ellagic acid
"Prevents the activation of tyrosinase.
Prevents tyrosine from being attracted to the skin.
It has whitening ingredients and is relatively inexpensive.
Removes accumulated melanin
Magnolignan, linoleic acid
"Magnolignan and linoleic acid break down tyrosinase.
In order for the power of these whitening ingredients to work, it is essential to normalize turnover. This is because when turnover is disrupted, melanin accumulates and spots are formed. Regularly exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells. In addition, it is also recommended to massage to improve blood circulation and promote metabolism.
Should I change my skin care regimen for whitening according to age or season?
For effective skin whitening care, it is important to determine the type of blemish. For some types, the whitening products you are using may not be effective or may even make the problem worse. Here are some of the most common types of blemishes by age group and the most effective ingredients to treat them.
Inflammatory hyperpigmentation" caused by wrong cleansing, acne, insect bites, and so on, and so-called freckles "spotted egg". Since the former is caused by inflammation, it can appear all over the body regardless of age. Whitening cosmetics are effective for the first few days, but if it becomes darker or covers a large area, an ointment such as "hydroquinone" is recommended. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
The number of people suffering from melasma increases. Female hormones play a major role in melasma, and in some cases, melasma naturally disappears after menopause. It can also be caused by inflammation due to friction. In addition to taking tranexamic acid, medical creams such as retinoic acid and hydroquinone are effective.
You need to start massaing your skin when 30 years old. Facial massages are treatments you can do with a practitioner or on your own. The technique involves stimulating pressure points on the face, neck, and shoulders. MIO2 Facial massager helps promote healthy skin while relaxing your facial muscles. It has a relaxing and rejuvenating effect, helping you look and feel better.
40s and 50s
Some people develop seborrheic keratosis, which is a thickening of the keratin in the area of an existing blemish, causing it to become brown and raised. This is a sign of damage caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays. It is advisable to go to a clinic for treatment such as laser therapy, and take measures against UV rays. In addition, senile pigmentation caused by UV rays is a typical problem for people in their 50s. Vitamins C, E, K, and LI cysteine are effective.
Seasonal UV care is also important
UV rays start to increase from March to April, so be careful not to forget to apply sunscreen. This is also the season when your skin becomes rough and sensitive due to pollen and dryness. Take care of your skin as gently as possible. In summer, take thorough measures against UV rays! On days when you are likely to be exposed to UV rays for a long time, it is recommended to start whitening your skin the day before, and to take vitamin C and other antioxidant foods. In autumn, the skin tends to be dry and turnover is delayed. Remove dead skin cells and moisturize thoroughly. It is also the season for vacationing, so UV protection is a must. In winter, prepare your skin for spring when UV rays start to increase. Moisturize thoroughly and use a daytime serum that prevents UV rays.
Skin care trivia for whitening
How to prevent UV rays and what to do after being exposed to them
UV rays fall all year round, which means that melanin is also produced all year round. It is important to take measures 365 days a year. Use a wide variety of sunscreens, sunglasses, hats, and other accessories to protect yourself from UV rays.
In addition, A-wave ultraviolet rays, which cause spots, wrinkles, and sagging, can pass through windowpanes, so it is important to keep your eyes open even indoors.
After being exposed to ultraviolet rays, the first thing to do is to drink plenty of water and cool down with a wet towel, as your body may be dehydrated. After the redness subsides, moisturize with a whitening cosmetic containing vitamin C derivatives. Antioxidant foods are also effective if they further reduce the effects on the skin. On the other hand, the substance "solarene" found in citrus fruits and cucumbers can increase your sensitivity to UV rays, so avoid taking it before going out.
Take supplements such as vitamin C!
Vitamin C, the most well known ingredient for whitening and blemish prevention, has a universal component for beautiful skin. The key to choosing vitamin C supplements is timing. Since vitamin C is water-soluble, it is metabolized very quickly and cannot be stored in the body. For this reason, it is best to take it frequently, but if this is difficult for you, you may want to choose a sustained or time release type. Also, since vitamin C is easily oxidized, it is wise to take it together with vitamin E to take advantage of its reducing effect.
It is important to take care of your body as well as your face!
"There may be a surprising number of people who say, "I take care of my skin and makeup every day, but I neglect my body. However, just like the face, the skin on the body can be affected by external stimuli and internal influences that can cause various problems. For problems such as petal pigmentation spots on the shoulders, back and chest due to heavy sun exposure, dullness on the décolleté and arms, and sun spots on the back of the hands, moisturizing is the first step. As with the face, it is important to stimulate turnover. Let's combine body creams with active ingredients such as vitamin C and arbutin with ceramide and hyaluronic acid to care!
Whitening does not happen in a day. The care you take now will lead to the condition of your skin in the future. Keep in mind that slowing down the turnover also delays the discharge of melanin, so let's take daily UV countermeasures and whitening care!