Brightening Serum – How it Works?

Brightening serum has a unique way of working within the skin. This serum is designed to help lighten the skin, remove dark spots, and even the skin tone. So many people are looking for brightening serum to help them get brighter, whiter skin and when you know how these products work you will be better able to choose the best brightening serum for your specific needs. Brightening serum basically has three methods of operation.

There are three simple things that this type of product does in order to lighten and brighten skin :

  • First, brightening serum has a sunscreen agent in it to protect the skin from harmful UV rays[1] that come from the sun. Protecting the skin is necessary if you are going to take the time to use products like brightening serum in the first place. If you don’t protect your skin, you are basically wasting time and money with brightening serum.
  • Brightening serum also has ingredients that will remove dead skin and promote the growth of new skin underneath. This is important because you have to get rid of the rough, tired, discolored skin before the new, brighter skin can shine through with brightening serum.
  • Finally, brightening serum has ingredients that will inhibit the melanin production in the body. This is actually the lightening mechanism of the product, and what causes the skin to become lighter and brighter. Inhibiting melanin is the primary purpose of any brightening serum and is a requirement if you are investing in one.
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There are plenty of different ingredients that can cause these effects in brightening serum. Depending on whether you choose natural products or chemical compounds, you should still expect the same results from your brightening serum if you take the time to look. Some common ingredients that you can find in brightening serum include: kojic acid, licorice extract, aloe vera, arbutin[2], alpha hydroxy acids[3], vitamin C, and tretinoin. If you find brightening serum that contains hydroquinone[4] or mercury, you need to avoid these products. These ingredients are more dangerous than helpful and can cause much worse problems than skin discoloration.

If you keep these things in mind, it should be easy to find the best natural brightening serum. Now that you know how these products work, you can be a more informed consumer when you are shopping for your own skin brightening serum. Remember to read reviews and get all the information that you can before you make a decision about which brightening serum you want to use.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on December 28, 2010 and Last Modified on January 2, 2019

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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