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Hello,I am very new to this forum website and i came across it while searching around for ways to turn my skin white,i've bookmarked and saved many of them as i am only 17 years old but i will definitely try many of them in the future as i am determined to get lwhte skin as my goal.
Please don't make fun at me for wanting this so much
I'm also very confused as to where i should start or what i should do,as i'm planning to move to Canada in the near future,Can someone please help me or talk me through what treatments i should take to achieve my goals

(Also,for added info,I'm originally from the Caribbean island of Barbados and i am mixed Afro-Indian but i have a darker shade of skin atm)
 

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Hey! 😊

First of all, welcome to the forum! There's lots of kind people here though a majority are busy with life etc so it might take a while for you to get a reply.
Could you post your before and goal shades? You don't have to use your own photos - you can Google models who're close to these two shades and use them as references. It's way better to work with something practical you know? Coz there's very many shades of pale - eg Fenty shades in the 200s and 100s are all quite pale even though different.
There's a wide range of products to chose from for that pale - kojic acid, niacinamide, glutathione, lactic acid, hydroquinone, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, sepi white etc it's up to you to pick what to start with and work from there depending on your budget and what works for you.
My advice would be do your research before starting any product especially topicals coz any of these products can take a turn for the worse at any point in time if abused/used wrongly. Also brown and white are on opposite sides of the skin spectrum so be patient... Your skin will be brown for a while before the brown completely lightens to yellow and finally to pale (if you're using safe products ie)

Otherwise best of luck on your journey 💜 I'll link some threads on here which I found very useful.

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@chocowhite Hey There :)

I'm so sorry if this reply is really short and that i took so long to reply as i've been really busy with unrelated things.I really do appreciate that you made the time to leave a nicely thought and understanding reply.I'll try to put an example of my tone i'd like to achieve as soon as i have some free to address it :)

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Hey! 😊

First of all, welcome to the forum! There's lots of kind people here though a majority are busy with life etc so it might take a while for you to get a reply.
Could you post your before and goal shades? You don't have to use your own photos - you can Google models who're close to these two shades and use them as references. It's way better to work with something practical you know? Coz there's very many shades of pale - eg Fenty shades in the 200s and 100s are all quite pale even though different.
There's a wide range of products to chose from for that pale - kojic acid, niacinamide, glutathione, lactic acid, hydroquinone, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, sepi white etc it's up to you to pick what to start with and work from there depending on your budget and what works for you.
My advice would be do your research before starting any product especially topicals coz any of these products can take a turn for the worse at any point in time if abused/used wrongly. Also brown and white are on opposite sides of the skin spectrum so be patient... Your skin will be brown for a while before the brown completely lightens to yellow and finally to pale (if you're using safe products ie)

Otherwise best of luck on your journey 💜 I'll link some threads on here which I found very useful.

Enhancing the effectiveness of your products

Dos and Donts
I am a newbie so I am not sure how everything works so please bare with me;
I have come across many posts where people have lightened from NC50s to NC40s and etc. but I have yet to come across someone who has lightened from NC44/42 to something like NC25.
Do you think it’s possible? If so what HQ products would you recommend? How long will it need?

I am not sure what my skintone is so I have hard time finding a picture of someone similar to my skin colour but today I got my shade matched and I am a NC42/44 (either is fine depending on the lightening) so I am assuming you kinda can guess what my starting shade would be. I want to get to NC25 but I don’t mind shade number as long as I get to look like this:
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I am a newbie so I am not sure how everything works so please bare with me;
I have come across many posts where people have lightened from NC50s to NC40s and etc. but I have yet to come across someone who has lightened from NC44/42 to something like NC25.
Do you think it’s possible? If so what HQ products would you recommend? How long will it need?

I am not sure what my skintone is so I have hard time finding a picture of someone similar to my skin colour but today I got my shade matched and I am a NC42/44 (either is fine depending on the lightening) so I am assuming you kinda can guess what my starting shade would be. I want to get to NC25 but I don’t mind shade number as long as I get to look like this:
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Welcome to the forum! 😊

There have been several stories of people who dropped this many shades, I remember there was a member here who had a youtube channel (I hope I can dig it up and link it for you) The major issues, as far as I know include:

1. Safety - a lot of the safer topical products don't give very drastic lightening, most people reach a "plateau" after some time with the safer topical lighteners. Hydroquinone is the most powerful lightener that has worked for me so far, followed by kojic acid - both of these took me more than 6 months to get to my goal shade everytime I used them consistently (same time as most of the other members on here) After sometime, I reach a certain shade beyond which I can't lighten and if I push it beyond that my skin starts to look tired and just unnatural
My best advice to achieve this much lightening would be IV/parenteral lighteners like glutathione. Ensure you get an expert to administer in case you choose this method.

2. Maintenance - maintaining the tone after reaching your goal is another very important thing to consider. High chance is if you're going the topical way you'll need to incorporate several products in a regimen. Once you achieve your desired tone, you need a maintenance routine to maintain that tone otherwise you'll redarken.


3. Expense - skin lightening the proper way is quite expensive once you consider all the exfoliating, lightening, supplements, moisturizers, sunblock, just to name a few, & worse the ultimate IV lighteners and cocktails you see celebrities use cost a dime.

4. Undertones - I've come to understand that despite lightening, undertones will still show through in different lighting. As a result, you might end up not looking like your goal shade - which may make you think you need to lighten some more and eventually this puts you in a cycle. Maybe makeup might help, idk


All in all nothing is impossible - do your research, experiment with what you feel is feasible for you. Best of luck on your journey 💓
The model displaying your goal is very pretty
 
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