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We want dewy skin that looks youthful and radiant, but some of us are unfortunately plagued with lacklustre, unevenly pigmented skin that only manages to glow with the help of highlighters.

If you have been wondering why you have never been able to achieve the bright skin that other people have, the answer could actually lie in your lifestyle. Beyond sufficiently hydrating your skin, there is a slew of other factors that could actually rob that coveted glow from your face that you may not be aware of – read on to find out!

What causes dull and uneven skin?

Unhealthy diet

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A poor diet not only adds extra inches to your waistline but also affects your skin’s health and in turn its appearance.

Salt has a tremendous influence on water retention and the insulin levels that impact radiance. Dermatologists and nutritionists alike have shared that salt enhances tissue swelling through fluid retention, which retards ideal light reflection on your skin.

Sugar, a staple in your favourite bubble tea and even carbohydrates like rice, speeds up a natural process called “glycation”, which breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin. This results in dullness and wrinkles over time.

Even your daily coffee is a culprit: caffeine makes your pores look larger and your skin uneven! If you really cannot live without coffee, experts recommend that you stick to a maximum of one cup a day, and it should ideally be black coffee – adding milk can potentially make it worse as dairy can spike insulin levels.

Lack of exfoliation

Exfoliation Dull Skin

Dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of your skin over time and diffuse light, which contributes to the appearance of a dull, rough, lacklustre complexion.

You may not realise the importance of removing the dead skin cells when you’re younger, but it becomes a very glaring problem as you grow older: skin renewal decreases about 7% every 10 years, so it takes longer and longer to clear dead skin cells from your face.

When you are under 20, your skin cells turn over every 28 days, but as you age and hit your 30s, that turnover rate slows to every 40 days – just imagine all those dead cells clogging your pores and covering your clear skin for such a long time!

Exposure to sun

If you are always out in the sun for long hours without sufficient protection, take note that it is one of the top causes of your dreary and tired skin!

Besides drying out your skin, excessive exposure to the sun actually slows down your skin renewal process, causing a build-up of old, dead skin cells that result in dull skin, stubborn pigmentation marks, and brown spots.

Sun damage destroys the collagen and elastin in your skin as well, causing it to lose its firmness and bring forth other dreaded signs of ageing, including wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin!

One way to boost protection against the sun is consuming oral sunblock, which contains strong antioxidants to complement protection against harmful UV damage.

Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240: consuming pills to fight dark spots and gain radiant skin

Besides the three factors we shared above, there are many other lifestyle factors that can lead to dull, uneven skin and are not within our control – after all, it is impossible to totally escape from sun exposure, or cut out sugar and salt completely from our diets.

The good news is that you don’t have to resign to fate and hope that you’ll wake up to glowing skin someday, because Heliocare, the brand behind the world’s first oral sunblock, has developed an oral supplement that claims to be the solution to your pigmentation woes!

Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240

Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 is a dietary supplement that was developed to maintain the skin’s ability to interfere with the melanogenesis cycle, meaning that production of melanin (the pigment in skin that causes dark spots and uneven skin tones) is curbed.

Its key ingredient is Fernblock®️, which was researched in Harvard Medical School for more than 12 years and is found to have the ability to protect the entire skin surface and increase the skin’s resistance against sunburn and redness by up to 300%! On top of that, it also helps to repair existing damage in the cellular level, preventing cell mutation and premature skin ageing.

In addition, this oral supplement is enhanced with a blend of White Tech Complex where it controls and blocks the main enzyme that is responsible for melanin production. White Tech Complex consists of ingredients such as Pomegranate extract, L-Cystine, vitamin C and B3, all of which have been proven to promote the brightening of skin.

Beyond just making your skin glow naturally, Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 reduces inflammation, protects fibroblast (which produces collagen), improves skin hydration, and stimulates the production of collagen & elastin to boost your skin’s health and youthful appearance.

Stay till the end and you might just walk away with a Heliocare hamper!

Hamper includes full-sized products of Heliocare Oral, Heliocare Advanced XF Gel SPF50, and Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240

Heliocare PureWhite Radiance Max 240 review: 2 women share if this solved their skin issues

Could brighter and younger skin really be achieved by consuming Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240?

In order to verify the product’s claims, we got two reviewers to put these pills through a rigorous two-month test and share their experiences and results with us!

Eleanor, 26

Heliocare Purewhite Review Eleanor

I’ve always had freckles and did not bother to use sunblock regularly until I was 23, but by then the freckles had already spread and increased in amount, and they had also become very dark in colour.

In order to tackle my pigmentation problems, I frequently use skincare products that can supposedly get rid of the dark spots on my face, but I don’t really do so for the rest of my body.

I was curious to find out if these pills could actually lighten my freckles, so for a period of two months, I consumed the pills twice a day – once after breakfast, and another time after dinner.

Contrary to my initial worries, it was actually very easy to incorporate consumption of Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 into my daily skincare routine, and I did not experience any physical discomfort or allergic symptoms at all throughout the two months that I was consuming these pills. I also found that the pills are an ideal size for consumption, as some supplement pills can be quite large and difficult to take.

I really like that the consumption of Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 is so convenient: I don’t have to apply a skincare product all over my body in order to ensure that other parts, such as my limbs, can also enjoy the brightening effects and lightening of pigmentation spots.

After taking this oral supplement for two months, I actually experienced fewer sunburns and did see a visible improvement in my overall skin tone. I am satisfied with the results that I have seen so far from taking Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240, and I think that regularly taking these pills can help to prevent premature skin ageing in the long run.

Not only will I continue to consume Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240, but I also want to recommend this to people who have pigmentation issues just like me – you’ll surely see the difference!

Karin, 33

Heliocare Purewhite Review Karin Beforeafter

My main skin concerns are dull skin and fine lines and wrinkles. I started having duller skin from mid-20s onwards, but I only noticed an increase in fine lines after I hit my 30s. Personally, I am often exposed to the sun and engage in many outdoor activities, so I have tried using various Vitamin C products in a bid to brighten my skin.

To be honest, I didn’t have high expectations of this product as I felt it might be difficult to see visible improvements, based on my previous experience with beauty supplements and brightening products. However, I did hope to have brighter skin though, at least on my face!

I would consume Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 once before heading to work, and another time before knocking off in the evening. Initially, I found it very difficult to keep up with the routine as I kept forgetting to consume them! I eventually figured out a hack to make it a regular habit that I wouldn’t forget: putting 2 stashes close to the places where I engage in my daily routine, i.e. in my kitchen after having breakfast and on my working desk. This has been very useful in helping me to incorporate the pills into my routine, and would definitely come in handy if you find yourself struggling at the beginning as well.

Over the two months of consuming Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240, I have seen the skin on my face getting visibly brighter and fairer. I’ve even received compliments on my complexion looking more radiant than before! There are also fewer sunspots on my face, and since sunspots are one of the most obvious signs of ageing, I do think that taking regularly taking these pills over a longer period of time can help to control, and even prevent your skin from ageing.

In my opinion, this is definitely much easier to use as compared to applying lotion all over my body. In fact, although I do apply skin brightening products on my face, I do not have the habit of doing the same on my body, so taking Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 is considered a bonus for my body care routine!

Considering that Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 is a multi-tasking product that is so easy to consume and convenient to carry around, I will continue to use this to prevent dull skin and have a brighter complexion. I will also highly recommend this to friends who have the same concerns, as well as people with an active outdoor lifestyle.

Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 retails at S$138 for 60 capsules in selected Dermatologists, Plastic and Aesthetic clinics. Click here to see the authorized list of clinics.


2 winners get to walk away with full-size products of Heliocare Oral, Heliocare Advanced XF Gel SPF50, and Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240

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