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  1. Africa
    Molweni, Dumelang, Sanibonani, Lotjani, Hello! I am from RSA (Johannesburg) and I thought we needed a new SA skin lightening thread where we could share skin care routines, suppliers and advice one another. I am still doing my research “lurking” trying to find safe skin lightening products...
  2. Skin Lightening
    1st image - back camera 2nd image - front camera Is it possible for me to be NC 10 / NC 15? Currently using HQ 4% after 6 months usage of tretinoin (0.05) and glycolic acid (12%). After 2 months, I'm planning to do SA(30%) peels every 2 weeks and maintaining hq Results with kojic Acid(5%) +...
  3. Skin Lightening
    I've been subscribed to skincaretalk for many years now, have tried several things over the years based on recommendations; lemonvate, ikb gel & serum, G &G, Fair & White, Dodo white up lotion, etc. I've seen just marginal results with these products, even with exfoliation and sun avoidance...
  4. Skin Lightening
    Hey guys! I was just looking through Instagram and I noticed one female rapper who oddly looked brighter than usual. So I figured that I should start a celebrity skin lightening thread for 2021! Let’s post before and afters and even skin inspirations that don’t have a “before” lol. I’ll start...
  5. New Member? Introduce Yourself!
    Hello! you can call me Internet_Traveler if you'd like. Currently on my glutathione journey to lighten my skin to several shades lighter. I've In the past tried out many things such as HQ, or glutathione capsules but all seemed to not work out for me and I lost a bit of motivation. Now since...
  6. Scars & Stretch Marks
    Hello, I used a peeling oil which was fine but when I was putting it away some days later, this oil spilled, and I’m doing so, went on my arms and legs whilst the skin was healing. This has left bad marks along my arms and legs, to the point where I can’t wear dresses, shorts, skirts or anything...
  7. Skin Lightening
    Hey guys, I'm about to start my glutathione skin lightening journey but I saw online that no one knows about the long term effects of using glutathione? Has anybody on this forum reported any adverse side effects etc from using this? Thanks in advance.
  8. Skin Lightening
    Hello, everyone I'm new to skin lightening and I just wanted to wonder if there's a limit to this. Like in theory could someone go from Fitzpatrick Shade V to Fitzpatrick II or even I. (From black to near white/white essentially.) Thanks
  9. Skin Lightening
    Hello all:( I used CaroLight (Angel) for about a week. I then started breaking out a lot with small red pimples all over my face and also whiteheads. After a few days, I got contact dermatitis on both my cheek areas. My cheek areas are red, raw and also have raised rashes. My skin is itchy, dry...
  10. Scars & Stretch Marks
    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I've had markings on my nose for several years from my glasses. I've heard of using different vegetables and fruits to remove them, but I'm not able to keep track of rubbing them on my nose in order to remove the markings and there aren't...
  11. Skin Lightening
    Hello everyone. After reading through this forum I went online and ordered some Nadinola Extra Strength off of eBay to try and fade the hyperpigmentation that arose from scars I’d recently become afflicted with. Has anyone here had any positive experiences with it? I am very fair skinned so any...
  12. Skin Lightening
    Could I diy a 10% tranexamic acid serum? I was reading that 5% tranexamic acid is as effective as 4% hydroquinone, but I'm dealing with a lot of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on my face and body, and I want to remove it. I wanted something that I could use continuously, rather than...
  13. New Member? Introduce Yourself!
    A case of Immediate concern is with my lips. I smoked a lot of cigarettes before I quit 4 years back. Also went on a stint of relapse for few months last year. And I never took care of the lips as much as I tried to do my face. This seems to have left me with way darker lips than I had as a teen...
  14. Skin Lightening
    My dominant side is the right and it lightens a shade more than the left, anyone else? I think it's a shade, how do you judge that? Does anyone know why that would happen? Also, I'm having trouble getting past my original shade. I got rid of my permatan, but my original shade is Halle...
  15. Skin Lightening
    Hi, so I have really stubborn dark spots and use hydroquinone to try to erase it as well as Tretinoin. My cheeks get so red it’s unbelievable. My question is when using such products can I use any sunscreen like the neautrogena spf50 hydro boost water gel. It doesn’t really mention anything...
  16. Skin Lightening
    Hey All. I'm looking to go down a few shades. I'll be documenting my journey in this thread. I'm exfoliating rn. AM FACE •Apply F&W soap lather in and leave on 5-10 min •Apply Vitamin C serum, caffeine under the eyes •Moisturize *Apply sunblock AM BODY •Get in shower lather koji san on...
  17. Skin Lightening
    Does anyone drink coffee or take caffeine pills? I'm wanting to take caffeine to help with exercise performance but I'm worried about the possibility of it interrupting my skin lightening journey. I know putting it on your skin can stain it darker but does it internally do the same thing? Will...
  18. New Member? Introduce Yourself!
    Hie everyone I’m so glad I found this site, I’m really excited. Please help!! I’m a beginner, looking to lighten skin from a deep brown complexion to caramel. I’m currently in my exfoliating phase, using soaps and f&w AHA lotion. I ran out of my K.Brothers Asantee goat milk and tamarind soap so...
  19. Skin Lightening
    Hi guys! Thank you for your attention. I want to share some concerns I have about my severe hyperpigmentation. I am hoping I can get some advice and help on how I can treat this (I will add picture of my case issue):cry: Mainly my hyperpigmentation comes from psorasis (guttate). I am aware...
  20. Skin Lightening
    Been lurking this forum for years so will finally contribute. My body has always been yellow, but my face and hands chocolate brown...so in the past I used G&G to get face to match. Went on holiday last year and got sun burnt.. was so depressed and have tried so many different things to remove...
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