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Hi Guys,

Thought I would give some info here as I battled with my knuckled for YEARS! and a lot of trials and error and I know what works for me. I was part of SCT years ago on a diff account but now I am re-lightening my skin as my hands are...getting better. Here's my progress pics to show...

Hand before:




Hand now:




What destroyed it? Chemical peels lol, that thing is the devil if you do too much

Anyway here's my regimen

The ordinary 30% AHA/BHA acid 2x a day (morning and night) - its gentle, but if used 2x a day everyday for 10mins each time, it'll micro-peel within a week without causing PIH.

ALSO previously pink peeling oil worked for me - I got it from Rixari but idk where else to find it, I did 2x a day for 2 days and it did the same job - I redid again 2 weeks after healing

Hydroquinone (etsy, ebay is your friend if you're in UK) - the very thing that causes the issue for some people. I applied this 2x a day (mixed with 0.5% tretinoin I got from Spain) and did this after the peeling treatment everyday. You said no HQ...so maybe Alpha arbutin will help but it will be MUCH slower!

This took me....1.5-2 months? I am still working on it, its not perfect but the sun can take you back to square 1 in one second (summer time is hard!!).

I made the ugly mistake of using 60% GA on my knuckled (I ran out of the ordinary peel) and it made my hands a little darker!!! so now I'm reusing the ordinary again to get my hands back.

So I wear UPF50+ hand gloves (fingerless) during the day, I get strange looks from people sometimes but I had stranger looks when my hands were the before pic so, choose your devil.

This might work on you, or not. Hopefully it does! Now I am working on my body - I was a NC44.4 last year (LOVED IT) but my body wasn't even, so I took a break and redarkened. Now I'm using GA/LA 17% lotion to exfoliate before I start my lightening journey again.
 

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Great progress tbh. You’ve come a long way. How did you buy tretinoin from spain? I’m also in the uk and desperately need to buy some as I’m about to run out
Thank you! In Spain you can literally walk into any pharmacy and ask for it and they give it to you - no prescrip needed (only 1 at each pharmacy tho, so I waked into 5 and got 1 from each lol)
In the UK I think you can try ordering from here Retino-A Cream (Tretinoin) - 0.05% (20g Tube) - United Pharmacies (UK)

I haven't bought from there yet tho but I bookmarked it for when I need more otherwise you need a derm prescription which is almost impossible here
 

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How many shades lighter did it make you (at least the first week when you started using it twice daily)?
I feel like my skin lightens a bit every time and before when I used a lot of acids daily I noticed my skin becoming much lighter in certain areas of my face before but I stopped since I got scared and skin lightening wasn't my goal before but it is now so I'd try it again if it works lol
Heya sorry I only saw this,
I’d say half a shade when I eventually peeled. I was using HQ+RA in conjunction though after I did the peel 2x daily. It’s a tiring process but it worked for me. The exfoliation is key to showing the new skin
 
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