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I have been a lurker for a few years now and finally decided to create my account a few days back.

I have dabbled in lightening products (natural ones with Kojic acid, Mulberry..etc..) though I have never used them long enough to see results and had noOOOO idea about exfoliation. Being young and inexperienced, I had no clue what I was doing but that is NO MORE thanks to the wonderful people on this forum.

I struggle with hyperpigmentation, so that is where my focus lies before I plan on reaching my goal shade. My feet and chest being the lightest part of my body (I will insert a picture), will be the shade I hope to reach all over with exfoliation.
However once I am satisfied, I will set off to start my lightening journey!!

I currently have a wish list of products that I hope to get soon once this corona issue has settled. Though I would really appreciate RECOMMENDATIONSSS, tips or other people’s insights.
 

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Also I have an ugly hook toe (unfortunately) ;( which I will fix one day through surgery. They usually leave the worst PIH. I have never used lightening products on my toes, they’re just really bad naturally. ;(((
I WILL work on them.. does anyone have recommendations for toes
 

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One question I also have is, when it comes to SAP (sun avoidance protection). Seeing as it is summer and the sun is beating down in the UK, is covering up full body absolutely mandatory? or does the sun screen do the job? I’m not in the sun for hourssss on end but I have been invited to a few picnics and outings..etc.. I always try to re-apply every 2 hours but I do get anxious that I’m not doing enough to SAP this season.
 

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One question I also have is, when it comes to SAP (sun avoidance protection). Seeing as it is summer and the sun is beating down in the UK, is covering up full body absolutely mandatory? or does the sun screen do the job? I’m not in the sun for hourssss on end but I have been invited to a few picnics and outings..etc.. I always try to re-apply every 2 hours but I do get anxious that I’m not doing enough to SAP this season.
Reapply every 2 hours.

For your face try theordinary glycolic toner or reviva labs glycolic cream, use every other day 3 to 4 times in a week.

2 days off for skin building.
 

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Reapply every 2 hours.

For your face try theordinary glycolic toner or reviva labs glycolic cream, use every other day 3 to 4 times in a week.

2 days off for skin building.
Thank you so much, I appreciate it :) I will add the glycolic acid cream to my list of things to get. Do you think I should incorporate a lightening gel with arbutin or will that defeat the whole purpose of removing a permatan first. It's quite an intense permatan, my chest, feet and inner arms are probably the lightest parts of my body and even they are different shades from eachother. My legs, stomach, back..etcc are the darkest and are not even either. It's confusing and sort of disheartening..
 

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Thank you so much, I appreciate it :) I will add the glycolic acid cream to my list of things to get. Do you think I should incorporate a lightening gel with arbutin or will that defeat the whole purpose of removing a permatan first. It's quite an intense permatan, my chest, feet and inner arms are probably the lightest parts of my body and even they are different shades from eachother. My legs, stomach, back..etcc are the darkest and are not even either. It's confusing and sort of disheartening..
Add precious brightening gel for your face. Mix with the glycolic cream.

For your legs, stomach, back, apply amlactin. Or retina 1%.

Those products help a lot.

Good diet as well.
 

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Add precious brightening gel for your face. Mix with the glycolic cream.

For your legs, stomach, back, apply amlactin. Or retina 1%.

Those products help a lot.

Good diet as well.
Thanks again :) I can definitely fit the precious gel into my budget now and maybe the glycolic cream. As for Amlactin, I have been using the Fair and white AHA lotion (inconsistently though) for a month now.
Only thing I'm worried about with Amlactin is the price, if you use it, where do you buy yours from? thanks

Retin-a 1 %, I will hopefully book an appointment with a dermatologist at a local hospital to get that prescribed. (fingerscrossed it's not too expensive)

Finally diet, at the moment I'm on a weight gain journey so I allow myself to be slightly unhealthy at times but I will definitely look into adding more fruits and veggies as well as cutting some things out like dairy, red meat..etc

Thank you so much again x
 

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Thanks again :) I can definitely fit the precious gel into my budget now and maybe the glycolic cream. As for Amlactin, I have been using the Fair and white AHA lotion (inconsistently though) for a month now.
Only thing I'm worried about with Amlactin is the price, if you use it, where do you buy yours from? thanks

Retin-a 1 %, I will hopefully book an appointment with a dermatologist at a local hospital to get that prescribed. (fingerscrossed it's not too expensive)

Finally diet, at the moment I'm on a weight gain journey so I allow myself to be slightly unhealthy at times but I will definitely look into adding more fruits and veggies as well as cutting some things out like dairy, red meat..etc

Thank you so much again x
I sell retina. You can also look at gumtree if you are in the UK.

Bought amlactin on Amazon.
 
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