Youthfully bright skin isn’t a permanent gift from nature. It only stays beautiful if you have a proper brightening skincare routine.

Let’s read on with THEA to figure out 9 secrets behind skin brightening to get flawlessly beautiful skin.

  1. The 4-2-4 cleansing method:

The 4-2-4 cleansing method involves softening your skin with a nourishing oil for 4 minutes, then massaging with a facial cleanser for 2 minutes, and finally, rinsing with clean water for 4 minutes. As you can see, the 4-2-4 cleansing method can be divided into 2 main steps: Massaging and rinsing with water.

  1. Wash your face with a konjac sponge

Cleansing your skin is an important step on your journey to bright, glowy skin. To ace this step, you can opt for a konjac sponge. Konjac sponges usually have a round or oval shape. They are elastic which makes them feel good on your skin while using. To brighten your skin with a konjac sponge, remember to soak it in warm water for a few minutes, then squeeze it gently. After that, cleanse your skin in circular motions, starting on your forehead, slowly moving toward your chin.

  1. Massage your skin with a brightening serum, emulsion, or essence every week

Research shows that Asian women use around 17 different skincare products annually. Most of those products can be used in the following order: Start with the thinnest texture and move toward the thickest. The last step should be a cream, emulsion, or serum. This order helps your skin absorb as many nourishing ingredients as possible and promote dermal recovery, leaving your skin fresh and youthful.

  1. Always protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays

Never leave your house without your sunglasses and umbrella (or UV protective clothing). This is the best way to protect your skin from the effects of UV rays, even on cloudy days. Also, don’t forget to use a sunscreen to shield your face and body from the negative impact of sunlight.

  1. Use rice water to naturally brighten your skin

For centuries, rice water has long been used by women as an “elixir” for beautiful hair and skin. Washing your face with rice water regularly will make your skin soft, elastic, and bright. Rice water also works wonders for dry hair as it can act as a conditioner, softening your hair after shampooing. 

  1. Add peppermint and green tea to your cosmetic “collection”

Peppermint and green tea are necessary and important for skin brightening. Many high-end cosmetic products contain peppermint and green tea extracts, including face masks, anti-aging creams, emulsions, skin oils, etc. Regularly washing your face or using a face mask with peppermint and green tea will help your skin stay bright and healthy.

  1. Lather well before washing your face

It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, avoid scrubbing your skin with facial cleansers. Instead, lather well and massage gently to promote blood circulation to your face.

  1. Brighten your whole body with masks

To get flawless, glowy skin, you need exfoliation and a brightening mask. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar with tomato juice. Apply this mixture to your whole body. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and rinse well with clean water.

To brighten your facial skin, smash half a raw potato, then press it well to get its juice. Add 2 teaspoons of rice powder, 1 teaspoon of honey, 3 teaspoons of lemon juice, and mix well. Apply this mixture to your face and massage gently. Let your skin absorb it and relax with it on for 20 minutes. Finally, wash it off with warm water.

  1. Use virgin oils to brighten your skin

Virgin oils such as avocado oil or olive oil are good for both your face and your body skin. However, each has its own skin nourishing properties. While coconut oil gives you a soft and smooth texture, olive oil helps you get the perfect tanned skin without any harmful side effects.

Apply pure virgin oils to your skin right after showering to get the optimal results!