Brightening Skin The Healthy Way

As explained by consultant dermatologist Dr. Kartini Farah Rahim, these substances are illegally added to increase the skin bleaching effect, suppressing melanin production to achieve a lighter complexion rapidly. She cautioned that using products with these ingredients may be harmful and cause serious side effects to the skin and other internal organs when used long term.

With so many products in the market guaranteeing immediate and powerful brightening effects, you need to be cautious when selecting skincare products for uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation. Oftentimes, these products may contain banned ingredients such as mercury or restricted medication like hydroquinone, that should only be used under medical supervision.

 

As explained by consultant dermatologist Dr. Kartini Farah Rahim, these substances are illegally added to increase the skin bleaching effect, suppressing melanin production to achieve a lighter complexion rapidly. She cautioned that using products with these ingredients may be harmful and cause serious side effects to the skin and other internal organs when used long term.

 

Her advice for those looking for ways to get glowing, radiant skin the healthy way? Choose gentle products made with well-researched ingredients from well-known dermatological brands you can trust. 

 

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

 

Hyperpigmentation is a common condition in which patches of skin become darker. This occurs when melanin, the pigment that determines the colour of our skin, hair and even our eyes, is overproduced in certain spots on the skin.

 

The overproduction of melanin can be triggered by many factors. Sun exposure is the number one cause of hyperpigmentation, as accumulated or over exposure to UV radiation can increase the production and deposition of melanin in skin.

 

Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by pigmentary disorders such as melasma, inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne, side effects of medications, or the overuse of harsh skincare products.

 

Dermatologist's Advice: How To Treat Hyperpigmentation?

To prevent further inflammation that activates melanin production, Dr. Kartini advises to avoid scratching, picking or squeezing the skin. “When treating pigmentation, always be gentle and avoid overdoing it with skin peels, scrubs or lasers as they may do more harm than good,” she elaborates.

 

Dr. Kartini recommends practicing a simplified skincare regime, as using too many products can increase the risk of skin irritation and pigmentation. “Cleanse and moisturise daily with gentle products that help maintain a healthy skin barrier, to keep the skin hydrated, supple and calm.” She also emphasises the importance of using a broad-spectrum sunscreen for optimal protection against UV radiation.

 

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Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance - The Healthy Way To Visibly Brighter Skin In 4 Weeks*

Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance is formulated with GentleBright Technology, which combines brightening ingredients like niacinamide and natural white sea daffodil. It’s specifically designed for sensitive skin, and helps regulate the melanin production process without compromising the natural skin barrier.

 

Developed with dermatologists, the Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance range helps reduce dark spots and illuminates your skin tone in just 4 weeks* with its gentle yet powerful formula. It works in tandem with the skin’s natural 28-day cycle — a period over which new skin cells are formed at the deepest layer of the epidermis and work their way up to the surface of the skin.

 

The hypoallergenic and fragrance-free Brightness Reveal Creamy Cleanser gently washes away dullness and impurities without drying skin, to reveal radiant, bright looking skin that is soft and smooth.

 

The skin-perfecting Brightness Refresh Toner illuminates and hydrates skin for instantly brighter, softer and smoother skin. It helps even out skin tone and fade away dullness after 4 weeks.

 

Acting as both a moisturiser and a defense between your skin and damaging UV rays, the Brightening Day Protection Cream SPF 15 brightens skin tone without irritating or weakening the skin barrier. With daily use, it enhances the evenness of complexion, and protects sensitive skin against the sun to prevent dark spots.

 

As for the night routine, the Brightening Night Comfort Cream works to correct dark spots, revive skin complexion and replenish moisture. That way you can wake up to visibly luminous skin every morning.

 

Try the range and start your journey to brighter, more radiant skin the healthy way with Cetaphil!

 

*Galderma data on file RD.27.SPR.203148, 203141, 203150