5 Tested & Proven Ways To Get Brighter, Glowing & Clear Skin

5 Tested & Proven Ways To Get Brighter, Glowing & Clear Skin

Beauty Skincare Beauty Services
By Sophie Hong on 08 Sep 2022
Senior Editor

Many beauty products and services claim to have skin brightening benefits, but just how effective are they - and would your skin become dull and lacklustre once again when you stop using them? 

The good news is that healthy skin will naturally look bright and glowing. Luckily, keeping your skin healthy and happy isn’t that tricky, provided that you have an effective skincare routine and the discipline to stick to it. And if you’re concerned about dull skin or pigmentation, here are some proven methods that will brighten your skin and have it glowing in no time at all! 

Read on for 5 tested & proven ways to get brighter skin!

#1 Exfoliate your skin regularly

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Dead skin cells are an unfortunate by-product of your skin’s natural renewal process. If left unchecked, these dead skin cells will start building up on the surface layer of your skin, causing it to look dull. So before you even start thinking about using brightening products, try exfoliating first. And here’s a bonus: exfoliated skin is able to absorb products better, so you might notice an improvement in the efficacy of your skincare routine! 

#2 Make sure your skin is hydrated AND protected against moisture loss

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Hydrated skin will naturally look brighter compared to skin that is dry or dehydrated. To maintain an optimum moisture level for your skin, you need to do two things: hydrate, plus strengthen your skin’s natural moisture barrier. 

Don’t worry, you don’t need two different skincare products for that. You just need one hardworking product, like Astalift’s White Jelly Aquarysta. This leave-on skin conditioner brightens your complexion by firstly, boosting your skin’s moisture levels with Triple Human-Type Nano-Ceramides. These ceramides also serve the dual purpose of strengthening your skin’s barrier function, which protects your skin against moisture loss in dry environments (i.e. air-conditioned rooms). 

Secondly, the White Jelly Aquarysta strengthens your skin’s natural defences with Super Nano-Antioxidants, which better equips your skin to fight against environmental stressors such as oxidative damage from UV exposure and pollutants. There’s also Nano Astaxanthin - a proprietary ingredient from Astalift that has 6,000 times the antioxidant potency of vitamin C - to help with skin brightening. 

That’s not all! The White Jelly Aquarysta also reduces the appearance of pigmentation, thanks to the addition of Arbutin and Horse Chestnut Extract, which have been proven to help with curbing excess melanin in your skin. 

Astalift’s White Jelly Aquarysta is retailing at $164 for 40g and $157 for 40g refill; $241 for 60g and $234 for 60g refill. Available at Astalift Boutiques located at Plaza Singapura #01-62 and Nex #01-70, and online on Shopee and Lazada

#3 Get your daily dose of antioxidants

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The next time you feel like reaching out for junk food, just be mindful that your diet can affect your skin. To that end, research has shown that polyphenols - which are a type of antioxidant - help with protecting your skin from UV damage and hyperpigmentation. One surefire way to get polyphenols in your system? Load up on polyphenol-rich foods, such as berries, nuts and vegetables.

#4 Don’t forget to wear sunscreen

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If you’re trying to achieve brighter skin, the last thing you’d want to do is mar it with UV damage, which can cause your skin to become dry and pigmented. Protect your skin’s luminosity by practicing good sun habits, such as applying sunscreen diligently and staying away from direct exposure if you can help it.

Need help finding a suitable sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast or greasy feeling on your skin? Try Astalift D-UV Clear Solution SPF50+ PA++++, which not only protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays, but also enhances your skin’s radiance and keeps it hydrated throughout the day. You can even use it as a beauty essence or makeup base! 

Astalift’s D-UV Clear Solution is retailing at $72. Available at Astalift Boutiques located at Plaza Singapura #01-62 and Nex #01-70, and online on Shopee and Lazada

#5 Pamper your skin with a brightening facial

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Sometimes, you just need to turn to the pros in order to see quicker results. If you’re looking for a brightening facial treatment, try Astalift’s Specialized Triple Nano-Ceramides Brightening Facial, which comes with a full shoulder, back and scalp massage. Designed to be a fully-relaxing experience, this facial doesn’t include any painful extractions and is suitable even for those with sensitive skin. 

The 85-minute treatment contains all the crucial steps needed to boost your skin’s natural radiance and tone. There’s gentle exfoliation in the form of Aqua Micro-Jet System technology, which sloughs off dead skin and buildup for better product penetration. This is followed by the use of Astalift’s White Jelly Aquarysta and cryotherapy to hydrate and nourish, resulting in a brightening effect on your skin. An elastomer mask will also be applied, and you can choose between a whitening, hydrating or soothing effect. Finally, a selection of Astalift products - tailored according to your needs - will be applied to protect your skin and its newfound glow. 

Astalift’s 85-min Specialized Triple Nano-Ceramides Brightening Facial with Full Shoulder, Neck & Scalp Massage is now available at a trial price of $39 (U.P. $128) for new customers. Purchase your trial here.

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