Whenever the term “skin brightening” comes up, men are likely to dismiss it, saying that they don’t need to look “fairer” or “brighter”. This is generally because they often link this skin trait to femininity. It also makes men shy away from any skincare products or treatments that promise to deliver skin brightening effects to the skin.

This is actually a huge misconception. Brighter skin doesn’t necessarily refer to looking “fairer”. A brightening skincare product or treatment is all about creating healthy-looking complexion that’s blemish-free and clear. Trust us, these are traits that every man would want in order to have a dapper and clean-cut appearance. And if you’re ready to take on brighter skin as your latest skincare quest, follow these tips:

1. Exfoliate regularly
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One of the top reasons why your skin may look dull is because you’re not exfoliating regularly. Our skin sheds itself naturally because of metabolism and the dead skin cells accumulate at the top of our skin, causing our skin to look dull. On top of this, it will also make it harder for skincare products to penetrate into the skin. If you exfoliate your skin at least once a week, you’ll be getting rid of the layer of dead skin cells, and revealing newer and fresher-looking skin instead. It will immediately brighten the look of your complexion.

2. Use sunscreen

UV rays are the most harmful factor that causes pigmentation of your skin. They make your complexion look duller and cause skin ageing. While it’s impossible to stay away from the sun totally, especially when you drive or engage in sports, you can mitigate the harm that UV rays bring by applying a generous amount of sunscreen on your skin before you head out.

3. Minimise Alcohol

There’s more reason to drink in moderation – alcohol can dehydrate and dull your complexion. Keep drinking sessions casual and don’t consume more than three units of alcohol per day. On the other hand, drink more water to keep your body and skin hydrated, and you’ll find your skin looking healthier than before.

4. Consume fatty fishes

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Fishes like salmon, cod, and tuna are also known as “fatty fishes”, and they contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids. These “good fats” aren’t just good for your heart, but also have a positive impact on your skin health. Scientists have found that these foods have anti-inflammatory properties, and are responsible for blocking harmful substances from entering the cell membrane, helping your skin to look clearer.

5. Go for a brightening facial

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There are facial treatments that are designed specifically for skin brightening. One of the most effective ones you can find is the Alpha Clarity Treatment by Men’s Skin Centres. This taps on the Fullerene technology, a nobel-prize-winning discovery, which offers 125 times more antioxidant activities than vitamin C. Fullerene works because it is able to suppress the production of melanin (dark pigment) when the melonocytes (cells that produce melanin) are stimulated by UV rays. At the same time, this treatment is able to defend skin against free radicals, has anti-inflammatory properties, and balance the skin’s pH so that acne can be prevented. You will definitely find this facial treatment a great booster to healthier-looking skin.

To make an appointment at Men’s Skin Centres, call 1800-7777-555 today. Men’s Skin Centres are located at International Building, Marina Square, Jurong Point, Tampines, and Nex Serangoon.