Skin Brightening Tips and Tricks

Glowing skin which is youthful, fresh and alive is everyone’s desire.  But with time, stress, sun and the elements, our skin can become dull and listless-looking.

Taking good care of your skin means paying attention to what’s out there on the market to help you keep your skin looking its best, but it also means treating yourself with care.

We know it’s hard to slow down long enough to give your skin the attention it deserves, but it’s so worth your while.  Let’s review some skin brightening tips and tricks to make your skin as radiant as possible.

Mr. Sun.

Everyone loves Mr. Sun.  When he makes an appearance (especially after a long winter), our tendency is to rush into his warm embrace as quickly as possible, without counting the cost.

But the cost is high.

If you want to maintain your skin in optimum condition, then you don’t have to hide in the dark all summer.  What you do need is a 30 SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from effects like freckling, hyperpigmentation, dryness and wrinkling.

This is our top tip to brighten your skin.  You don’t need to give Mr. Sun the cold shoulder.  You just need to keep him in his place.

Glycolic acid peels.

DIY glycolic acid peels are a gentle, effective way to give your skin a needed lift.  The brightening effects of these amazing products reside in their exfoliating properties.  By sloughing off dead skin cells, your skin takes on a fresher appearance and pores are less likely to clog.

We recommend that you try either a gel-format product, or one which comes in pads soaked in the glycolic acid formulation.  Give yourself a treat twice per week, for glowing skin.

Light-reflecting foundation.

Makeup foundations aren’t what they used to be.  Today, they’re lighter and many contain light-reflecting pigments which lend your skin a brighter appearance.

We’re big fans of BB creams (tinted moisturizers) at [primary_practice].  Instead of masking your complexion, these enhance it, while giving your skin an additional moisture boost.  They also contain light-reflecting ingredients, so the effect is a natural, refreshed look and a more youthful appearance.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum.

For those with sensitive skin who can’t use products like glycolic peels, this is what you’re looking for.  This light, pleasantly-scented product shows visible results in record time, even in sunny climates.  Skin is visibly brighter and dark spots and other variations in pigment are greatly reduced.

This product can even help with acne scars and helps prevent further hyperpigmentation.

Finally, bright skin starts with self-care, not in the medicine cabinet.  Every glass of water you drink brightens your skin. Every piece of fruit and every serving of vegetables and every sound night’s sleep contribute to healthy, glowing skin.

Add these suggestions to our skin brightening tips and tricks and you’ll be well on way to brighter, fresher skin!


At [primary_practice], we marry primary care to leading medical cosmetics.  We deliver healthcare with a difference, because we know looking your best is part of wellbeing.  Contact us.