Have you ever wondered why many Asian women have such beautiful bright skin even if they age?

Besides respecting their daily skincare routine, women in Asia put a lot of care into protecting the skin of UV rays, as well.

For Japanese, beautiful skin equals lighter and smoother skin; therefore the name of “Bihaku” (美白; beautifully white/whitening).

Japanese women seem to be infatuated with having brighter skin and that is the reason why they are very careful of avoiding sunlight during summer so they can keep a whiter skin tone.

What is even more interesting is that some people are now resorting to white tanning machines or whitening products so they can obtain a porcelain look.

White tanning machines are mostly known in Japan as Collagen machines and have also been a hot topic in Korea.

The machines restore the collagen in your body and besides getting your skin brighter, it also gets it healthier and is preventing aging spots to appear.

The collagen machine is for your face and body and you can observe the effect on your complexion after a few sessions.

The machine looks like a normal tanning machine, just that the body is exposed to a red/pink light for about 30 minutes.

After a few times, you will notice that your skin looks healthier, more radiant, and a lot firmer than before.

The pink light from the lamps will stimulate your collagen and activate it, making you look much younger, therefore will get fair skin and the milky smooth complexion you've wanted.

Collagen machines are perfect to restore your initial skin tone in case you got tanned and you perhaps don’t like the way it looks anymore.

In summer, we need to be careful of lots of factors that affect our skin condition.

The temperature, humidity, and UV rays I mentioned above are likely to be our skin’s worst enemies. Moisturizing is very important so that our skin doesn’t get dry and it doesn’t deteriorate.

When exposed to UV rays, sunburns, spots, and even freckles might appear so an important factor for healthier and brighter skin is to protect the collagen inside the skin by protecting yourself from ultraviolet rays and also moisturizing it.

Sunscreen is very important and you can purchase a lot of products from any drugstore or shop in Japan.

I recommend Matsumoto Kiyoshi’s Suncut Aqualy UV Protect Gel (SPF 50+ PA++++) and also Coppertone UV Perfect UV Cut Spray (SPF 50+ PA++++).

I always carry in my bag a small UV Face Mist (Privacy SPF 50+ PA++++) and the UV Protection Super A plus, small sunscreen.

In summer, I don’t use a lot of makeup so I usually cover my face with either Shiseido Sun Care BB Compact for Sports QD (SPF50 + / PA +++) or the bright up base UV from Bioré UV (SPF 50+ PA++++).

For those who aim for healthier skin like Japanese have, I think it’s best to stay out of the UV rays and not skip your skincare routine.

A UV cut umbrella or UV cut clothes and gloves should also be a must for those who aim for a brighter skin.

By - cinnamonellie.