Skin Lightening Regime for Normal Skin (Month 1)

If you are having pigmentation in the form of dark patches/spots, tanning or uneven skin tone, then this skin lightening regime is for you. We have created a series of 3 regimes to gradually increase the potency of skin-lightening agents to get the best results.

What is it? Skin lightening regime Month 1

Who can use it? Normal skin types with Pigmentation

Sensitive skin: You can try only if your skin is calm for a long time. Avoid if your skin is irritated, burning or itchy.

After completing Month 1, you can shift to Month 2 of the skin lightening regime.

Description

Description

MORNING REGIME

Step 1 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser

Wash your face with a Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser. It is a gentle yet effective face wash that can be used for normal to combination skin types.

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Step 2 Biluma Skin cream

Put Biluma cream on full-face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

La-Roche-Posay-Sunscreen-Fluid-SPF-50

Step 3 La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral One SPF 50+

Put CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50. Repeat the second application 30 minutes before going out in sun. It is a good choice as it offers both hydration and sun protection. You can put make-up on top of sunscreen.

NIGHT REGIME:

Step 1 Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser

Remove make-up if needed with micellar water and wash your face. Pat dry and put the skin lightening serum.

Step 2: Cera Ve Nightly Exfoliating Treatment

Put CeraVe Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment on the full face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

EAT MULTIVITAMIN DAILY

Multivitamins are absolutely essential for rejuvenating the skin from within. You can take GNC Skin and Hair Vitamin daily in the case of females and GNC Mega Men in case of Males.

GNC Skin, Hair and Nail Vitamins

GNC MEGA MEN

Dermatocare recommendations

Additional information

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Normal/Combination

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$

Quick Comparison

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DescriptionIf you are having pigmentation in the form of dark patches/spots, tanning or uneven skin tone, then this skin lightening regime is for you. We have created a series of 3 regimes to gradually increase the potency of skin-lightening agents to get the best results. What is it? Skin lightening regime Month 1 Who can use it? Normal skin types with Pigmentation Sensitive skin: You can try only if your skin is calm for a long time. Avoid if your skin is irritated, burning or itchy. After completing Month 1, you can shift to Month 2 of the skin lightening regime.Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening And Brightening Gel Cream SPF-25 is a sunscreen with added advantage of skin lightening and anti-aging. It has many potent skin lightening and anti-ageing ingredients. What is it? Moisturiser with SPF 25 and skin lightening action Who can use it? Dry to normal skin prone to tanning Sensitive skin: Might not suit super-sensitive skin Goodies: Bearberry extract, Lactic Acid, Milk enzymes, Alpha-arbutin, Vitis Vinifera, Saxifraga extract and Mulberry extracts. Not so good: ParabensMurad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum is a one-stop solution that reduces the appearance of post-acne brown scars and hyperpigmentation. What is it? Potent skin lightening serum Who can use it? All skin types prone to dark spots and patches. Use on dark spots/patches only to promote even skin tone. Sensitive skin: Do not use it on red, irritated or burning skin. Start once your skin is calm.The Ordinary has many variants of Vitamin C serum that can be tried for sensitive skin to most robust and tough male skin. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension is the best variant for tough skin of males. What is it? Viamin C 23 % serum Who can use it? All skin types for anti-ageing and skin brightening Sensitive skin: Big NO Goodies: L Ascorbic acid 23%, Hyaluronic acid 2% Key Benefits: [COUNTER_NUMBER id=7937]

Looking for one stop solution for pigmentation and ageing? The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% Serum is at your rescue! What is it? Vitamin C serum with skin ligthening benefits Who can use it? Normal to oily skin with dark spots or tanning Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate sensitive skin that is calm. However, avoid when your skin is red, irritated, itchy or burning. Goodies: Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% Key benefits: [COUNTER_NUMBER id=7935]Olay Regenerist micro-sculpting cream with SPF 30 in your anti-ageing routine after the age of 30 in the morning as described article, Anti-ageing skincare routine. The best part is that you can rely on just one product to protect and rejuvenate your skin in the morning. What is it? Sunscreen with SPF 30 with anti-ageing and skin lightening action Who can use it? Who can use it? All skin type Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate, however, chances of reaction cant be ruled out
Additional information
Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Normal/Combination

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$

Gender

Female, Male

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Regime

Night

Price range

$$$

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Ageing/Wrinkles

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never

Gender

Female, Male

Price range

$$

Regime

Night

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Ageing/Wrinkles, Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$

Regime

Morning

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Ageing/Wrinkles, Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Gender

Female, Male

Price range

$

Regime

Morning

Content

MORNING REGIME

Step 1 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser

Wash your face with a Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser. It is a gentle yet effective face wash that can be used for normal to combination skin types.

biluma-cream-review

Step 2 Biluma Skin cream

Put Biluma cream on full-face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

La-Roche-Posay-Sunscreen-Fluid-SPF-50

Step 3 La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral One SPF 50+

Put CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50. Repeat the second application 30 minutes before going out in sun. It is a good choice as it offers both hydration and sun protection. You can put make-up on top of sunscreen.

NIGHT REGIME:

Step 1 Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser

Remove make-up if needed with micellar water and wash your face. Pat dry and put the skin lightening serum.

Step 2: Cera Ve Nightly Exfoliating Treatment

Put CeraVe Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment on the full face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

EAT MULTIVITAMIN DAILY

Multivitamins are absolutely essential for rejuvenating the skin from within. You can take GNC Skin and Hair Vitamin daily in the case of females and GNC Mega Men in case of Males.

GNC Skin, Hair and Nail Vitamins

GNC MEGA MEN

Benefits

 Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening And Brightening Gel Cream SPF-25 provide skin whitening, anti-ageing, skin repair and sun protection benefits. Thus, it is one of few sunscreens that also help in skin lightening and anti-ageing. It has many skin-lightening ingredients like Bearberry extract, Lactic Acid, Milk enzymes, Alpha-arbutin, Vitis Vinifera, Saxifraga extract and Mulberry extracts.

Cons:

  • Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening And Brightening Gel Cream SPF-25 has Parabens
  • It should be avoided for oily skin types because of the presence of comedogenic ingredients that can precipitate pimples.
  • It might irritate sensitive skin.

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum Benefits

Potent skin lightening action: It has a potent blend of proven skin lightening agents like glycolic acid, tranexamic acid, resorcinol, Hexapeptide and licorice. Fights against acne: Zinc gluconate and Alcohol Denat. helps fight acne owing to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Its sebum regulating properties keeps a check on sebum control hence inhibiting acne on the face. Exfoliates dead skin: Glycolic Acid exfoliates the skin by gentle removal of surface dead skin cells resulting in brighter even skin tone. Makes skin naturally radiant: Tranexamic acid and Hexapeptide-2 help in fading the brown spots caused by hyperpigmentation. It helps you achieve a natural glow with an even skin tone. Hydrating and soothing on skin: Glycerin and Urea retain the skin moisture thereby helping in skin conditioning. Soothing: Licorice and Comfrey plant extract helps in soothing the skin owing to its anti-irritant properties.

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum Side Effects

  • Glycolic acid might increase skin sensitivity to the sun. however, we could not find the exact percentage of Glycolic acid used in this serum.
  • Secondly, it might not suit if your skin is naïve to potent ingredients. Read the instruction in the next section carefully before starting this product.

How to use it?

  • We recommend introducing this agent gradually if you are new to potent skin-lightening agents. Start by applying on the dark spots at night for 1 hour. Gradually build up the time from 1 to 3 hours and then, overnight every 3-7 days depending on the tolerability.
  • If you notice redness or irritation, wash off and mix it with bland moisturising cream. Gradually, increase the concentration. If you cannot tolerate this product without mixing, then continue use with dilution only.
  • Glycolic acid can increases sensitivity to the sun, make sure you wear a good quality sunscreen daily.
  • If you notice that your skin is getting slight red, irritated or itchy on prolonged use, skip this product for a week to give a break to the skin.
  • Stop using this product 3 days prior to using a harsh treatment like bleach or waxing on your face.

Can I use the serum on full-face?

  • Yes, You can put this serum on full-face if your goal is skin brightening and de-tanning, provided it suits you well.
  • If your target is to reduce dark spots/patches, then start with spot treatment until spots lighten up. Once spots start blending, put this serum on the full face for even skin tone.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension benefits

If your skin is rough and tough, and can tolerate strong ingredients (like retinol, glycolic acid), peels, toners etc. without getteing red or irritated, then you this product is for you. Anti-ageing: L-Ascorbic at 23 % concentration has potent anti-oxidant, skin-lightenung and anti-ageing. Males often looks for single product that can give them many benefits. This products is just the right one. Skin lightening: Vitamin C has a skin brightening and skin lightening action. Plumping effect: Hyaluronic acid 2% in mircrosphere help in hydrating plumping up your skin.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension side effects

If your skin is rough and tough, and can tolerate strong ingredients (like retinol, glycolic acid), peels, toners etc. without getteing red or irritated, then you this product is for you. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension can cause irriation in non-senetive skin as well. It should not be first agent on your anti-ageing regime. Gradually build up with other agents and then try this one in delicate female skin. Do not use in senstive skin at all, even if it is calm.

How to use it?

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension to be used at night. Always use sunscreen next morning and then wear your make up. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% suspension has Pure L ascorbic acid at concentration of 23 % in powder form. This product might feel powdery on application and cause tingling. Do not rub it vigrously, just massage gently until it gets absorbed. If you gets redness, irriation, bumps or burning on using it for first time, then discontinue and shift to above 2 vesrions. If you feel tolerable burning sensation, then mix with a cream in 1:1 ratio initially. Gradually, reduce dilutions.IFrame  

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% serum benefits

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% serum has just 3 ingredeints: Ascorbic acid, Arbutin and Solvent. Anti-ageing: It has 8% L Ascorbic acid, the most pure form of Vitamin C. L-Ascorbic acid delays ageng, repairs skin and fades pigmentation. Skin lightening: Arbutin 2 % is the second active agent in this serum. It is well known skin lightening agents, but a mild one. If you tend to tan, freckles or develop dark pacthes, Alpha arbutin might offer some prevention.

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% serum side effects

It is safe to use. However, people with dry skin might need extra layer of moisturiser on top of it. This serum might feel oily on application for sometime until it gets absorbed.  

Benefits

  • Anti-ageing with help of palmitoyl peptide. Peptides help in producing collagen. They reduce fine wrinkles, improve skin barrier and make the skin firm.
  • Skin lightening by Niacinamide and Ceratonia siliqua fruit extract. Niacinamide reduces the transfer of melanin from melanocyte to skin cells. Thus, has skin lightening benefit according to many studies. Ceratonia siliqua fruit extract promotes even skin tone by reducing melanin according to this study.
  • Soothing by Panthenol or Pro-vitamin B5 and Niacinamide. Both help in easing inflammation.
  • Skin repair with help of anti-oxidant action of Green tea and Vitamin E. Daily stress, UV rays, pollution etc produce damaging oxidative stress. Anti-oxidants prevent damage to the skin and promote repair as well.
  • Sunscreen: It provides broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays with help of the following sunscreens: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 9.0%, Octisalate 4.5%, Octocrylene 6.0%. SPF of 30 is enough for daily casual exposure. However, you should top up with SPF 50+ while stepping out in the bright sun.

Side effects

There is no side effect of Olay Regenerist. Few hyper sensitive skins might get redness, irritation or rash.

Variants:

Olay Regenerist is an anti-ageing range from the globally renounced company, Proctor and Gamble. Olay Regenerist range includes:
  • Cleanser
  • Day cream with SPF 30
  • Day cream with SPF 15
  • Night Serum
  • Night cream
  • Eye cream
All of the above have similar benefits.  
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