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Guys I've concluded that all these Nigerian celebrities and actresses are definitely doing something to get their skin so even and bright and im not sure if it's just mega toner or mega toner in combination with other things. All my aunts and friends who live in Nige have skin that is ridiculously even and bright despite the hot sun but will never reveal what they are using. In fact I have a friend who used to live in the UK and had fairly problematic skin - pimples, slight discolouration - she moved back to Nige and when I saw her 6 months later her skin was better than Beyonce's no lie! She was light and bright and most importantly even everywhere! I asked what she used to get her skin so amazing but of course got the usual bs about spa visits
anyway my point being there are definitely some super secret ways of getting flawless skin Nigerian women know.
 

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A big factor to consider is also less stress lol...not that this will lighten you skin, but U just happy and shine.
But you are right, how to get that light and maintain it like some do under this hot sun?
 

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It's not even just that their skin is light is it also the condition of it. Even without makeup these women have baby smooth, even, blemish free skin from top to toe it's so baffling.
 

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We need someone brave and willing to infiltrate this army of flawless Nigerians..thats the only way we'll ever know for sure
 

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Most Nigerian females are "high maintenance" ie they look after themselves a lot. Whether using herbal products or constantly at beauty spas and salons (the prices are very reasonable) you can get pretty much any spa treatment/facial etc for not too bad pricing.

Friends that live in Nigeria have a standard weekly appointment at their salons for facials/body treatments (not lightening), manicures/pedicures and hair.

So yeah, no great secret, genetics, good skin care, and a strong regimen.
 

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Guys I've concluded that all these Nigerian celebrities and actresses are definitely doing something to get their skin so even and bright and im not sure if it's just mega toner or mega toner in combination with other things. All my aunts and friends who live in Nige have skin that is ridiculously even and bright despite the hot sun but will never reveal what they are using. In fact I have a friend who used to live in the UK and had fairly problematic skin - pimples, slight discolouration - she moved back to Nige and when I saw her 6 months later her skin was better than Beyonce's no lie! She was light and bright and most importantly even everywhere! I asked what she used to get her skin so amazing but of course got the usual bs about spa visits
anyway my point being there are definitely some super secret ways of getting flawless skin Nigerian women know.
I know right, How can they all be flawless...
 

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I have a few NIgerian friends here in UK that are flawless, now I have a good idea of what they do, they will never discuss skin lightening with me because they are not sure about me....hehehe
 

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Most Nigerian females are "high maintenance" ie they look after themselves a lot. Whether using herbal products or constantly at beauty spas and salons (the prices are very reasonable) you can get pretty much any spa treatment/facial etc for not too bad pricing.

Friends that live in Nigeria have a standard weekly appointment at their salons for facials/body treatments (not lightening), manicures/pedicures and hair.

So yeah, no great secret, genetics, good skin care, and a strong regimen.
Are your friends able to get their hands on some Mega Toner at all?!
 

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@hotblond - I know what you mean about Nigerian women being "high maintenance" and taking good care of their appearance but with regards to lightening and keeping their skin fresh there's definitely more to it than facials.

@liteywannabe - I'm already using mega toner which I got through a friend but I don't think she would be able to get more as she's no longer in Nige.
 

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Most folk I know are not obviously lightening, and anyway people tend not to discuss that with you. Since the thread is just talking about flawless skin just wanted to point out that people do take care of their skin and themselves probably more than other cultures in general.

There are a barrage of lightening and skin products available for sale, most of which are not discussed on here. Aside from the fact people jump down your throat when you mention something that worked for you that they may not have access to
 

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Most folk I know are not obviously lightening, and anyway people tend not to discuss that with you. Since the thread is just talking about flawless skin just wanted to point out that people do take care of their skin and themselves probably more than other cultures in general.

There are a barrage of lightening and skin products available for sale, most of which are not discussed on here. Aside from the fact people jump down your throat when you mention something that worked for you that they may not have access to
could you please name a few id like to know
 

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Hi Lulu22,

I can give personal insight into this matter.

When I lived in Nigeria the secondary school I went to was the same one that ministers, senators, judges and all these millionaire nigerians went to. I remember one thing that struck me was the mothers skin. I remember one woman, her skin was WHITE as in WHITE and all her kids were very dark so I remember always thinking their mum is clearly an Arab or Latin why are they dark ? Till one day the school gossiper showed us pics of her as a lady and she was DARK. Till this very day, I wonder what she used to take her from black to WHITE that made her so even and natural looking. Her skin was REMARKABLE. Her transformation was like Micheal Jackson but the nice version.


My cousin who used be really dark but if you met her today you would just think she was just a Latina, she is even, dramatically lighter only her knuckles let her down a bit. She used to live in Nigeria, that is where she learnt all her beauty secrets and she used to roll with all the richer Naija girls.

According to her you have to have a regime which covers the following extensively:

  • Skin Building : These are products which sole purpose is to build the skin. Too many people concentrate on lightening and exfoliation forgetting these things take away a lot from the skin so we need to constantly rebuild our skin. That was it stays plump and thick. People think only steroids thin skin, AHA'S do too, anything can when over used hence why building our skin is a priority.
  • Skin Exfoliation: This is KEY. The Nigerian girls don't just use glytone and stuff, they extensively go to spas and sauna's they are constantly cleansing their skin they don't give their skin a chance to even have dead skin. Also being in Nigeria they have spas which specialise in this sort of thing. It's hard to find such in the UK
    So skin exfoliation : spa, ahas, deep peels, microdermabrasion, body wraps, all that lardy dah.
  • Skin Lightening : Well we all know this whatever skin lightening cream or compound u use
  • Good Diet : Constantly detoxing + amazing supplement + good raw food diet.
Its a super strong AND EXPENSIVE regime (Im a student I can't realistically aim to use stuff that Shade Okaya whose husband is a gazillionaire uses!!) these women have ENDLESS supplies to money for skin, surgery, clothes and beauty. If I look at them too long I will break the bank.

Your best bet is creating your own little version and sticking to it. They date the wealthiest men in Nigeria and can AFFORD the TOP treatment. ALSO they are hardly EVER out in the sun, they are driven everywhere and just go from car to building to car, you are not likely to see them just chilling in the sun or walking around.


My Best Nigerian Skins Are ^_^ :



1. Adaeze Igwe







2. Lola Maja Okojevoh






3Isi Munirat




4. Muna Abii




5. Rita Dominic



6. Monalisa Chinda




7. Nadia Buari (She's ghana but imma chuck her in.)




it's not an easy job looking that flawless !

xxxxx
 

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If this topic wasn't so taboo imagine how great everyone's skin would be? And if we could talk about this more freely then maybe these companies would be forced to use legit ingredients. Then again, if they become more popular then prices will most likely rocket and be up there with loreal and olay.. Anyway I digress, yes the nige celebs look fantastic and their skin flawlessn but I think its after years of trial and error. I know I'm not the only one that's seen the women with light face/dark hands, or light face/dark feet, or light face with dark blotches everywhere... Surely they have a way of sharing experiences & info? Plus nice weather, less stress, cheaper products, and frequent spa visits must help! I think we do have the formula for success here on sct so long as we're patient and don't try to do too much too soon.
 

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When you have alot of money you don't have to go through the stress of trial and error you have professionals make your cream for you and that's it.
 

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Actually, mega toner is not the cream that is that good. When I went to Nigeria last year, there were so many skin clinic that sells creams. They are just not as big as Dr Sandra yet, but I saw their ads in newspapers and it looked very familiar to the same thing Dr Sandra is doing. They all go to Japan to get these creams. I talked to Rita Dominic one time and she told me she uses the Sauna a LOT. Dr Sandra actually has a sauna and she does full body scrubs and wraps at her clinic.
 
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