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Hi guys, I am planning on starting my lightening journey soon (I am waiting for my products to come 🥰).

I am going to start with exfoliation as that’s the first thing it was suggested on the “Helping newbies make a start” thread and I’ll try to keep you guys updated.

I plan on going from a NC42/44 to at least NC30 and I have asked around and everyone keeps on clowning me saying that’s impossible and it’s truly discouraging. I tried to search up on SCT if anyone had similar goals but it seems like all the threads have been either deleted or I can’t access them for a reason.

If it’s possible do you guys reckon I should go down the HQ route or supplements?

Also does anyone know how these bollywood actresses are able to achieve such beautiful shades yet able to enjoy their time under the sun?
I have heard glutha IV drips is really popular over there yet many people in here say it doesn’t work and it’s just a waste of money.
Look at her, her transformation is goals, I truly wish to achieve something similar.
Hair Smile Shoulder Sleeve Waist
 

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Are you from the UK? What products are you planning to use?
Yes I am from the UK 🙌 I purchased kojie san soap, korean italy towels, lactic acid 80%, amlactin with 12% lactic acid, garnier ambre solaire spf 50 from amazon. Luckily I already had some other stuff at home like vitamin c serum, niacinamide serum and coconut oil for moisturising. Basically everything that was mentioned on the “helping newbies make a start”. Once I am done exfoliating I will then decide if I should go down the HQ or supplements route, but what do you reckon I should go for? As I said previously I am aiming to go from a NC44 to like NC30 and I don’t mind anything tbh, as long as it gets me results (except for steroids obviously). Also I am kinda confused if I am supposed to do the lactic acid peels on my face too (obv after diluting it) if yes, what’s the recommended starting %; and if I get any lightening cream how am I supposed to use it for my whole body? Like for example nadinola extra strength is literally in a tiny container from what I have seen on google, one pot will be used solely for one of my legs, so I was wondering do you guys mix it with anything? Like any normal moisturiser? 😅
 

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@pinkprincess Post your shade let me see..... Nadinola wlll take forever ,your goal may be possible with the right products though
it is preferable to lighten your face, then your body if they're close in shade. If your face is darker then you should exfoliate it first for a few weeks, maybe 4, since the face is more sensitive. Then approach your lightening creams from what you use on your face, then what you'll use on your body. Some people use different things, some don't. This is general though nc44 isn't that dark I think? I kind of forgot the shades lol
 

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@pinkprincess Post your shade let me see..... Nadinola wlll take forever ,your goal may be possible with the right products though
it is preferable to lighten your face, then your body if they're close in shade. If your face is darker then you should exfoliate it first for a few weeks, maybe 4, since the face is more sensitive. Then approach your lightening creams from what you use on your face, then what you'll use on your body. Some people use different things, some don't. This is general though nc44 isn't that dark I think? I kind of forgot the shades lol
I am not sure how to post my shade but I’ll try my best so please bear with me (also I am trying to be as anonymous as I can be so I’ll probably show the bare minimum but I hope you can understand) 😅

This is my left cheek, in my room’s lighting (cool white light):
Brown Wood Beige Tints and shades Rectangle



This is my right cheek, in my room’s natural lighting:
Brown Eye Human body Tints and shades Peach



This is my right cheek again but outside lighting on a cloudy day, I am also wearing NC44 concealer here, however not sure why you can’t see it on the picture but NC44 it’s a lil warm/orange for me hence why I also use NC42:
Brown Font Sleeve Tints and shades Logo



This is NC44 concealer on my chest in my room’s lighting, I tried to blend it as much as I could but it still looks this:
Brown Grey Beige Flooring Peach



Please don’t mind my PIH from acne and my wrinkles, I am working on those too :(

Also I have a really bad permatan overall, from the age of 5-13 I would always spend 3 months in the middle east or south asia during the summer and my mum would let me run wild under the scorching sun without sunscreen cause she thought it was only for white people so at one point I was even NW47; I have come a long way since then cause I haven’t left the UK in a really long time so I kinda lost that tan but I was never able to go back to my original shade, the one I had before the age of 5.

I hope you can suggest me the right products to hopefully get to NC30.
 

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Woah man? Looks like kajol's daughter completely transformed herself from skin color to facial featu
I thought it was because of professional camera, better lighting and stuff but I recently saw a video of her, taken by the paparazzi, where she was walking to her car at night and she literally looks the same as the ‘after’ picture I showed above!! Everyone confirmed that she must’ve gone through skin lightening but other than that not sure if she has gone under the knife or not, maybe she grew more into her features? Either way she has always been pretty
 

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I am not sure how to post my shade but I’ll try my best so please bear with me (also I am trying to be as anonymous as I can be so I’ll probably show the bare minimum but I hope you can understand) 😅

This is my left cheek, in my room’s lighting (cool white light):
View attachment 68249


This is my right cheek, in my room’s natural lighting:
View attachment 68251


This is my right cheek again but outside lighting on a cloudy day, I am also wearing NC44 concealer here, however not sure why you can’t see it on the picture but NC44 it’s a lil warm/orange for me hence why I also use NC42: View attachment 68253


This is NC44 concealer on my chest in my room’s lighting, I tried to blend it as much as I could but it still looks this:
View attachment 68254


Please don’t mind my PIH from acne and my wrinkles, I am working on those too :(

Also I have a really bad permatan overall, from the age of 5-13 I would always spend 3 months in the middle east or south asia during the summer and my mum would let me run wild under the scorching sun without sunscreen cause she thought it was only for white people so at one point I was even NW47; I have come a long way since then cause I haven’t left the UK in a really long time so I kinda lost that tan but I was never able to go back to my original shade, the one I had before the age of 5.

I hope you can suggest me the right products to hopefully get to NC30.
You are a shade away from your goal in my opinion. You’re almost there. Maybe they have Veet kojic acid essential oil where you are? Veet for your body lightening.
I think that will work on you quickly, of course after exfoliating for a few weeks first & moisturizing a few times a week as well
Get yourself a good lightening soap and the nadinola for your face only
 

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You are a shade away from your goal in my opinion. You’re almost there. Maybe they have Veet kojic acid essential oil where you are? Veet for your body lightening.
I think that will work on you quickly, of course after exfoliating for a few weeks first & moisturizing a few times a week as well
Get yourself a good lightening soap and the nadinola for your face only
Just one shade? That’s sounds reasonable because here I thought I was thinking of going up by 5/6 shades 💀 also thank you so much the suggestion and for clearing up the confusion regarding Nadinola cuz I was genuinely thinking how on earth am I supposed to use that in my whole body, I would have to go through 5-10 containers daily if that was the case 😅
 

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Wow I posted a long reply on the day you initially replied and it's nowhere to be found. Lmao
Nooo, that’s actually annoying, spending your time replying and then it just disappears.
I was also thinking where your other reply went because I can only see me replying to you and that’s it :(

If you ever have time and the patience, please do reply what you originally said cuz I look forward to your opinion as you live in the UK and probably know the products and where to get them. It would truly mean a lot to me :)
 

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Nooo, that’s actually annoying, spending your time replying and then it just disappears.
I was also thinking where your other reply went because I can only see me replying to you and that’s it :(

If you ever have time and the patience, please do reply what you originally said cuz I look forward to your opinion as you live in the UK and probably know the products and where to get them. It would truly mean a lot to me :)
I literally wrote an essay 😐😂 I have over a decade of lightening experience n shared realistic advice but damn.

I'll do my best to reply again tonight. 🙌
 
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