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6 tips for a brighter looking skin

Posted by Elissa Category: Blog

What’s a bright skin?

It is simply a skin that intensely reflects day light. Unfortunately, skin contains numerous “light traps”: dark spots that start appearing after sun exposure, or that comes with the aging process, acne scars and all other little complexion imperfections prevent light from being reflected. Skin looks dull and less bright.

Research now has an extensive knowledge of the various biological actions that can be taken to increase skin’s brightness. An even and luminous complexion by a series of 6 complementary actions:

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1. Preventing micro-inflammations

UV rays create micro-inflammation that stimulate the production of melanin, skin’s natural pigment. Over time, pigmentation may become excessive. Dark spots appear. Fighting the appearance of dark spots starts with a good sunscreen.

A sunscreen that is specifically formulated for your face will help you protect your skin from sun damage. Take a look at our article on the subject!

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2. Limiting oxidative stress

UV rays also develop free radicals, which also stimulate the production of melanin, oxidize and tarnish skin’s components. Fighting dullness requires an antioxidant action.

Antioxidants, our body’s little fighters, can be found in red and blue fruits such as, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries and prunes, and in vegetables such as beets, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, red cabbage, yellow peppers and potatoes.

You will also find antioxidants in green tea, maple syrup, and for everyone’s pleasure… dark chocolate and red wine!

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3. Limiting pigments’ production

Melanin synthesis is carried out in melanocytes. It is possible to regulate their production by blocking tyrosinase, the key enzyme involved in the synthesis process.

The special formula of Misencil‘s gel eye contour has been specifically designed to reduce this enzyme’s production.

4. Limiting pigments’ spread

Melanocytes have dendrites. A sort of cellular tentacles infiltrating the epidermal cells. When melanin is produced, it goes straight to dendrites, to then be spread in the keratinocytes. By slowing down this process of transfer, the spread of pigments is limited.

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5. Acceleration pigments’ elimination

A gentle exfoliation eliminates pigmented cells faster!

6. Improve cell differentiation

By boosting cell differentiation, the upper layers of the skin’s quality is improved: the skin retains its hydration longer. It is also smoother, and therefore reflects lights better.