Lately, more and more skincare buzzwords are popping up in ads, reviews, and labels. “Brightening” is one of the trendiest keywords searched for now when it comes to skincare concerns. But what does it actually mean to brighten your skin?
What Does Brightening Really Mean?
A brightening face mask helps to even out your skin tone and texture.
“Brightening” is mainly used to describe two kinds of products: one that blocks the production of pigment and reduces skin pigmentation (to help with acne scars or hyper-pigmentation) and another that helps to increase skin cell turnover (to reveal new, baby-soft skin).
To put it simply, a brightening product can aide in removing dead skin cells and lighten dark spots to reveal smoother skin and a clearer complexion. If you have dull skin, acne scars, melasma, or sunspots, a brightening product might help you see results.
Key Skin Brightening Ingredients
Not every skincare product labeled as brightening is effective. Look for a few key ingredients that have been proven to aid in brightening the skin: Niacinamide, Vitamin C, and Glycolic acid.
Niacinamide contains Vitamin B3 that helps lighten dark spots and brighten the skin. It’s gentle enough to use on all skin types, even sensitive skin, but effective enough to get results. Similar to Niacinamide, Vitamin C is not only a brightening agent, but it is also a powerful antioxidant.
On the other hand, glycolic acid is an exfoliant that will help remove the dead and damaged surface layers of skin to reveal glowing, soft skin beneath.
Other skin brightening ingredients to look for include:
- Jojoba oil
- Ubiquinone (COQ10)
- Marine collagen
- Hyaluronic acid
How to Brighten Your Skin
There are a variety of cosmetic procedures that can help brighten your skin by reducing the size of your pores and firming your skin’s surface more effectively than topical solutions sometimes can, including laser treatments, intense pulsed light, Photo facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
Make an appointment with your dermatologist before booking any brightening cosmetic procedures. The right course for you and your skin will depend on your skin type, lifestyle factors, and underlying conditions.
You can also naturally brighten your skin by simply hitting the gym. Exercise stimulates blood flow to the face and body and helps loosen and flush out toxins, both of which help clear and brighten skin over time.
Brightening Face Masks
One of the easiest and most effective ways to brighten up your skin is with a good skin care routine that includes utilizing regular facial masks packed with ingredients aimed at lifting your skin.
KNESKO’s hydrogel brightening face masks act as a one-way delivery system of skin brightening ingredients, infusing the deepest layers of skin with Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid, Marine collagen, and more proven ingredients to help even skin tone and smooth skin texture. Use our brightening face masks as often as needed to help reveal youthful, glowing skin and enjoy an unrivaled, energetic masking experience to boot.