One of the things that make a woman beautiful is smooth and healthy skin. But for a lot of Filipina women, fair complexion is an added criterion for a perfect skin. That is why skin whitening treatments and products are very popular. Proof of that are the billboards and magazine covers that promote fair skin as a sign of beauty. Here are the top 5 skin lightening products for Filipinas that can help achieve fair complexion.
Whitening soap is the first step to skin lightening. However, you might get confused with the widely available whitening soaps in the market today. Glutathione soap is the most effective and can lighten skin the fastest (based on own experience). It can be used on both face and body. Kojic soap is also effective. My personal favorite is Dream White because it has collagen and elastin that lessen the appearance of wrinkles.
Whitening lotion or cream is a must for those who use whitening soap. Some whitening soap have the tendency to dry the skin as part of the exfoliating process. You can use any lotion or cream but whitening lotion will help to lighten the skin faster. I use Nivea Body Lotion Extra Whitening Cell Repair aqnd UV Protect SPF 15.
Facial Lightening Moisturizer
Just like the skin on your body, you need to moisturize the skin on your face. As I have mentioned, some whitening products induce mild skin peeling and believe me, you don’t want to walk around with flaky face. Look for facial moisturizer with vitamin B3, pro-B5 and vitamin E like Olay Natural White Day Cream. This will nourish the skin while reducing the appearance of dark spots and darkness. Must be SPF24 or higher.
Priva Intimate Wash
There’s a whitening product even on the delicate part down there and it’s my new favorite. Priva is a new pH-balanced intimate wash from Unilab. The good thing about Priva is it does not only cleanses and protect against itching and bad odors. It also lightens dark skin areas because it it formulated with glutathione and natural strawberry extract. It also has RevitaCool, a cooling ingredient, that gives cool and refreshing feeling after every wash.
Obviously, this is not a skin lightening product but this is a must most especially if you are using lightening products. It helps prevent redness, blotchy appearance and premature aging caused by the sun’s ultra violet (UV) radiation. I recommend Sutla Flawless Sun Block Cream. It’s SPF50 and can be used as make up base.
There are plenty of ways to have fair and fab looking skin. I suggest to read review first and do your research on the safety of the products or treatments before trying them. Read the labels and watch out for toxic chemical ingredients. Also look for products with natural plant extracts. For the the skin lightening option that best fits you, you may consult your dermatologist.
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