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Hi guys, I came across this site by accident, but I’m really excited to be here. I’ve been battling with my knuckles for quite sometime now and never seem to do anything right, I’ve ordered all sorts of knuckle creams and peels, it works at first , but within one week, redarkens again. Is there anything I can use to fade it? It doesn’t need to be so perfect, I just wanna brighten it up. So I’m just looking for something to match my skin color, as it’s obvious my hands are darker., and it feels like it’s getting darker everyday.

I’d like to avoid peels, or i’m to use a peel, a very mild one? Any suggestions please, and also how to maintain? I read through the thread, is it okay if I use piment doux to peel and amlactin lotion to maintain? Or Only use amlactin?

also suggestions for a good face brightening cream. Or how I can even make mine? I live in Europe and I’m tired of ordering things from Nigeria . Thanks
 

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Thank you so much @chocowhite
I haven’t used HQ products in ages now. I currently use a brightening lotion that has Retinol, citric acid, etc
How’s the carotene bsc cream working for you? Do I apply it only on my knuckles, or hands in general? What spot treatment can you recommend for me? I’m basically at lost on what to use 😅

can I use carotene bsc at night? And occlude with it? And then use Shea butter for moisturizing during the day? Does carotene bsc minimally fade, or only peel? Thanks a lot
 

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Yes you can try carotone BSC, serum to be specific (the cream has HQ so avoid it if you don't want hq in your regimen).
I wouldn't advise occluding with the serum directly; IMO it's quite concentrated and might do more harm than good.
If you're going to use it either:
1. Spot treat your knuckles with the serum at night without occlusion
2. Mix a few drops with your lotion and apply to your whole hand then occlude.
3. You can start with spot treating your knuckles until you achieve your desired result, then maintain by mixing a little of the serum with your lotion to your whole hand.
There's more ways you can use it, these aren't the only methods(hopefully other members can chip in their experiences). All in all don't occlude with direct application of the serum.

Look into KA soaps as well, they help a ton with exfoliating hard to lighten areas.
Thank you so much. Surprisingly, my knuckles got better when I started moisturizing with Nivea hand cream.
 
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