Not really. But bright, glowing skin is!

Growing up, we have all been used to seeing tv ads, billboards and magazine spreads promoting whitening products to bleach off the real Filipino skin tone. From papaya soaps to glutathione capsules, name it! The Philippines has done it all to make every Filipino feel that the whiter the complexion, the better looking a person is. But is this still a thing?

At this day and age, clear, healthy, glowing skin is the way to go. Does this article discount fair people’s beauty just because they are white? Clearly, no. This article is inclusive to every colour and its main point is that beautiful skin is not measured through melanin. Beautiful skin is determined through its texture. Texture over complexion any day, darling.

The past 5 years have been the best years for the beauty industry – years when brands targeted less on skin whitening and genuinely thought about people’s well-being by producing products that promote not only a skincare regimen but a healthy lifestyle. Many have come up with cold-pressed oils to keep the moisture of the skin, fostered paraben-free products for safer use of anything topical, and leaned towards natural, if not organic, ingredients.

Though we cannot deny the fact that there is still a market for people whose mentalities are for pro skin bleaching, we’re still grateful because we are somewhat on our way to benchmark that every brand’s top priority is healthier skin for everyone. So how to achieve clear, healthy, glowing skin?

We have previously mentioned that oils are very important to incorporate in our skincare routine. For instance, have you heard about the Marula oil? Marula oil is extracted from the kernels of the fruits of the Marula trees. Marula oil is full of antioxidants outperforming all natural oils for topical use. It has been proven to significantly increase skin’s moisture, elasticity, and can protect from aging caused by UVB rays.

Another way to achieve youthful, glowing skin besides natural oils would be through sunscreens. Don’t get us wrong; we use sun protection not because we fear on getting dark skin. Rather, it is to protect us from dark spots and even skin cancer caused by harsh UVB rays. In fact, dermatologists recommend using sunscreen even indoor with an SPF of at least 30, which blocks 97% of the sun’s UVB rays. However, do not overuse this because this can clog pores if not thoroughly removed by the end of day. 

Good thing, road to glowing skin is possible with the wide range of products that are available at Today’s Skin:

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