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Hey guys, thought I’d make a hand lightening thread for 2022 so please feel free to share your current regimen and products to help each other out.
I decided to do my very first TCA (25%) peel on my hands. I applied it to the sides of my knuckles as my skin seems to have thickened and darkened a little in these areas (I’m guessing it’s a mixture of friction due to weight lifting at the gym and also general neglect as I haven’t been applying spf on my hands whilst using exfoliating body lotions).

It’s been a week and my skin has 90% peeled. I have been moisturising my hands as much as I can throughout the day and have also been applying spf 50

Here is my current hand routine:

AM:
1) apply Glysolid cream to slightly damp hands
2) follow up with SPF 50 sunscreen from Bea Skincare
3) reapply Vaseline’s dark spot corrector cream when indoors (spf 20)
4) Top up with Anthelios spf 50 sun fluid before heading outside

PM:
1) apply cocoa butter oil to damp hands
2) follow up with Glysolid cream
3) occlude with cotton gloves

Tonight I think I’ll switch it up and apply pure lanolin to my hands before occluding with latex gloves!

Once my skin has finished peeling, I will be incorporating a lightener in the PM. I’m not sure what to use at the moment so some suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I tried everything under the sun to lighten my knuckles, it was my problematic area
creams, peels, mixes, natural solutions
nothing seem to work

the only thing that finally worked for me was dodo oil on my knuckles followed by g&g cream

my knuckles are almost the same color as the rest of my hand huge improvement
 

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I tried everything under the sun to lighten my knuckles, it was my problematic area
creams, peels, mixes, natural solutions
nothing seem to work

the only thing that finally worked for me was dodo oil on my knuckles followed by g&g cream

my knuckles are almost the same color as the rest of my hand huge improvement
Where do you get G&G cream? They stop making it.
 

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Where do you get G&G cream? They stop making it.
oh yeah
tbh I bulk bought a lot of stuff before officially start lightening
like I have 2-3 years worth of stuff
so I bought the g&G before it was discontinued
I'm recently opened my first jar, and am only using it for the knuckles
 

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Thanks for starting this thread. I have been battling PIH on both hands. I have tried tons of stuff without any luck( my hand at the moment -see attached). I have had moments of respite but the nature of what I do requires a lot of hand-washing/hand sanitisation so when it looks dark and unsightly , I try to rectify it with peels mainly yellow peeling oil and lactic acid. As it stands I am now left with the current situation.

I have resorted to gluta IV +vitamin c and had two sessions so far, second being today. I don't want to lighten, I just want my hands to blend so it doesn't look like it belongs to someone else 😄😄😄 Not sure what the strength of both is but I am just so desperate to put an end to what has been two issh years of this nightmare. I stopped all topical in the hopes that everything will eventually blend in so I have redarkened considerably but the hands arent cooperating. People keep saying I look tired and should get some rest 😫 😄😄😄 but I don't, i just look darker, I have redarkened so i look totally different thats what it is. I have understood from the lady who does my IV that I can use topical but only if it has fruit acids only, no hydroquinone so please I would be grateful for suggestions. Happy to answer any questions re the IV ( the little I know so far). Thanks 😊
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Thanks for starting this thread. I have been battling PIH on both hands. I have tried tons of stuff without any luck( my hand at the moment -see attached). I have had moments of respite but the nature of what I do requires a lot of hand-washing/hand sanitisation so when it looks dark and unsightly , I try to rectify it with peels mainly yellow peeling oil and lactic acid. As it stands I am now left with the current situation.

I have resorted to gluta IV +vitamin c and had two sessions so far, second being today. I don't want to lighten, I just want my hands to blend so it doesn't look like it belongs to someone else 😄😄😄 Not sure what the strength of both is but I am just so desperate to put an end to what has been two issh years of this nightmare. I stopped all topical in the hopes that everything will eventually blend in so I have redarkened considerably but the hands arent cooperating. People keep saying I look tired and should get some rest 😫 😄😄😄 but I don't, i just look darker, I have redarkened so i look totally different thats what it is. I have understood from the lady who does my IV that I can use topical but only if it has fruit acids only, no hydroquinone so please I would be grateful for suggestions. Happy to answer any questions re the IV ( the little I know so far). Thanks 😊
Hey there, have you tried occluding with lactic acid lotion?? If not, I would give this a try.
 
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Hey there, have you tried occluding with lactic acid lotion?? If not, I would give this a try.
Hi Gymrat

Thanks I qppreciate your response. That's something I would be more than willing to try. Please could you recommend a lactic acid lotion? I am based in the UK so would be most grateful if it would be one I can easily purchase. Much appreciated. 🙏
 

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Hi Gymrat

Thanks I qppreciate your response. That's something I would be more than willing to try. Please could you recommend a lactic acid lotion? I am based in the UK so would be most grateful if it would be one I can easily purchase. Much appreciated. 🙏
Amlactin is what I would recommend.
 
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