So am 21 & i am a med student from Africa & of course i like being light because i feel more confident & i get more attention when am light & glowing (even from girls)
When i get really light people who don't know me from my childhood don't suspect that am lightening my body because they think i got my skin colour from mom who is really light for african people (naturally she is ugly betty complexion but of course more beautiful hahahah)
I used lots of stuff since i was 18 so u don't want to try my bad-experience-stuff
I used (oranvate gel) with my cream it lightened me really quickly but then obviously mad my skin thinner & my knuckels areas thinner too, way thinner. So when i stopped it gradually i got darker quickly & got blackness in my hair pores all over my body except face. I didn'tt use in my face except a little bit.
So please don't ever ever use any gel tube that containes clobotasol propionate even if u r in a hurry to get light (it is destructive)
The second big no is using steroids when u r prone to rapid loss of weight or rapid gaining of wait cus it means stretch marks especially don't use it on thin-skinned area like the armpit or around it or the area between shoulder tip & breasts, the area of your inner arms (forearms are not prone to streatch marks) , the area of the elbow joint from front , the area of the knee joint from behind & the waist area. If u want to use steroids to lighten just avoid or apply a little amount of your cream mixed with alot of glycerin.
For your face steroids really makes it age rapidly so u want to use them for a really short period.
For the area above & around eyes u don't want to use steroids too , u can start using cucmber as a lightener the weeks before startin exofoliating & continue for ever (better than using any chemical there) because the area above the eye absorbes the chemical & directly takes it to the brain (u don't want steroids to go there believe me u will get psychological changes)
sorry for the loooong thread but i just don't want any of u getting my problems (am struggling to solve right now)
But my amazing lightening experience will be on another thread soon with som pictures i hope .