Where whitening is concerned, 2 important elements must be included in your daily skin care: melanin-control and Deep UVA Protection.
Immediately the Astalift White Essence Infilt comes to mind as this light serum containing Fujifilm’s proprietary combination of Nano AMA, Nano Astaxanthin and Nano Rice Clear as a skin whitening, brightening and skin tone evening formula that delivers safe, reliable and effective results without any discomfort typically experienced when using conventional whitening ingredients.
Many products boast of broad spectrum protection but few can make a claim to effective deep UVA protection like Astalift D-UV Clear White Solution SPF50+ PA++++ does. With optimal protection against pigmentation-causing UVB rays and aging-causing UVA rays, this sunscreen is exceptionally advanced in UV protection technology and practicality as it allows skin to breath and sweat comfortably even under humid and hot weather. Its ultra light texture and fine particles even allows reapplying of sun protection over your makeup without destroying it.
Whitening cannot be achieved effectively with just skin whitening products. A complete routine of treatment, maintenance, protection and abstinence must be incorporated:
Medical procedures eg. lasers ; Minimally-invasive treatments eg IPLs ; Non-invasive treatments eg. ASTALIFT White series skincare eg. ASTALIFT Clear Treatment and Astalift Facials
Oral consumption of ASTALIFT White Shield Drink (for clearer & firmer skin)
Use a hat / umbrella / Broad-Spectrum UV protection against Deep UVA & UVB eg. ASTALIFT D-UV Clear Solution SPF50+ PA++++.
Sunbathing or prolonged UV exposure, excessive alcohol and smoking should be avoided to prevent stressing out the liver function, which in turn could give rise to skin pigmentation.
- Anti-inflammation to calm any redness or irritation
- Unclogging pores by flushing out dead skin cells
- Moisturisation to prevent skin dehydration.
Tip 1: Water
Stay hydrated with adequate intake of water daily as this helps to prevent excessive production of sebum on your skin which can lead to acne as a result of dehydration. The amount of water you need depends on your physique, lifestyle, diet, health and climate, but 8 cups of water per day is generally recommended.
Tip 2: Sleep
Having sufficient rest, sleep and avoiding late nights is vital for your mental and physical health as well as for skin repair. Not just ensuring 7-8 hrs of sleep, but also try sleeping before 11pm whenever possible. This helps to boost our organ functions in clearing toxins from our system ensuring not only better skin but also a healthier you. The hormonal balance and immune system in our body is affected when we are sleep-deprived. So remember to have a good sleep if you want to fight acne and win the battle!
Tip 3: Exercise
Regular exercises even moderately (eg. cycling, walking, jogging) help to improve metabolism and promote detoxification. Sweating removes waste material, clears pores and promotes blood circulation to keep blackheads, clogs and acne at bay.
Tip 4: Hygiene
Maintaining cleanliness is an effective way to prevent bacteria growth on skin. Avoid picking or squeezing acne to prevent skin infection and scarring. Instead, use an acne-control formulated cleanser eg. AC Fibre Foam regularly to effectively to manage acne.
Tip 5: Diet
Keep a low-fat, low-sugar and low-sodium diet balanced with plenty of fruits and greens. Obesity, high sugar and high salt intake may aggravate acne and cause breakouts as these are factors that can trigger hormonal imbalances, causing sebum production to spike.
Tip 6: Maintenance
Use an effective oil-control cleanser eg. AC Fibre Foam once to twice a day, instead of using harsh cleansers several times in a day as they cause unnecessary skin tightness, dryness and unnecessary sebum stimulation as a result on prolonged dehydration of the skin.
Tip 7: Makeup
Always prep your skin with a light moisturiser and a suitable makeup base before applying your makeup, this helps to improve the staying power of your foundation and prevents colour pigments in makeup from clogging your skin too. Invest in a reliable make up remover eg. Lunamer Cleansing Oil to ensure gentle but effective removal of makeup. Remember that makeup does not cause acne, inadequate removal of makeup does!