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For me it would be staying inside all day everyday drinking tons
of water and never skipping my morning and evening regimen.





**That'll NEVER happen
 

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use topical steriods!!! i wouldn't do that to my self tho. i think its much like dying dark hair. you have to bleach it slowly for it to be healthy and look good!!! try HQ4% and use RA u should see results in a months time... or atleast i did
 

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I would think a peel would help to exfoliate off some oldskn...exfoliating is good anyway to allow lotions or anything youre using to bleach skin to actually reach the new skin. There are lots of peels out there. Ive been using a la peel.
Protection from sun as wel...im using a parasol, myself, as well as wearing arm...things (theyre like long sock-like things except without it sewn at the end, so it just covers your entire arm.) and leggings under my clothes. And sunblock with zinc oxide.
 

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use topical steriods!!! i wouldn't do that to my self tho. i think its much like dying dark hair. you have to bleach it slowly for it to be healthy and look good!!! try HQ4% and use RA u should see results in a months time... or atleast i did
DON'T use topical steroids, or at least avoid them, unless you're working with somebody (dermatologist preferably) very closely, I wouldn't use them, too many risks and side effects, especially if you just want clear & even skin.
 

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What regimen are you following?
My regimen is fairly simple

In the morning I wash my body with a lightening soap (I have many) I
leave it on my skin for some time before I rinse. Then I wash my face
with just a regular St.Ives face wash. I mix Vitamin Serum with my
moisturizer and apply to my entire body then I put on tons of sunscreen.
*on really sunny days, I use an umbrella


In the evening I wash my face with a soap that exfoliates really well,
basically a ligtening soap. It takes off my makeup really well! Then I put
on a either a clay mask or a sheet mask (I don't do the mask part everyday)
I do a light wash on my body using a lightening soap leaving it on my skin
for a few minutes before I rinse. When I get out of the shower I apply
Carotein & HQ all over my body including my face.

*Blemishes and old scars that I have had for months are almost gone
I even have this mole on my wrist since birth and it's disappearing
 

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stick with us [crazy were sure to get u to your desired result if not then you can rename urself lunatic -
but seriously the first thing would be removing some of the old tanned and dead skin surrounding your area you are wishing to see results if its the entire body - first take an area of the skin and exam it and test it with the product over night by applying the mixture to the problem area - then go in ( meaning start u a regime) might i suggest two of my all time fav's CBB exfoliate mixture and Ondine's mixture for lightening - its on SCT forums do ur research by finding the threads as if you want something bad enough i heard you'd do the leg work, plus i had to - but again test to see if it works for you. Go find an Ulta and go in and purchase some glyc face/body wash and lotion - this is to exfoliate (shrug off the dead skin to allow any lightening products to work as you say quicker) OR go find a BBS and go in and purchase a couple of soaps use head to toe to help you acheive your results like Dudu-Osen black soap and or carotein soap or whatever u choose second purchase some carotein body lotion and face cream along with some neoprosone for lightening face and body. good luck and be prepared to wait it out 4-8 weeks as skin renews and new skin resurfaces every 28 days. There are a million and one on-line places for ligheting products -i know i have ordered a million and a half ok. and my best best was at the dolla sto - quenn helena cocoa butter for my CBB mixture, ADC - for my ondine mixture & HQ/RA & carepost-4 lashes, MUAC for my chemical peels kits like LA/TCA, LC for my 88% LA, BBS for er thang in-between and Ulta for my GA/lotion & wash - one of my alltime fav beauty sto's.
good-luck and happy lightening - i hope to hear from you soon. with your progress and take a b4 and after shot in same identical spot in same identical lighting for your exam like ever 28 days to see how your doin and member u cant quit u have to remain disciplined to see your results shine thru and once you get them u have to maintain them - baby its a life long process and journey it aint half as quick as i would like it to be. and DONT believe the hype about the F&F products promising instant results chile i regifted that mess and gave it to my sisters for x-mas and went back to the BSS for my regime - finally go to a vitamin store or vitamin world and buy some glutha pills over 500mg, some vitamin c 500g and some MSM 500mg for overall brightning and some vitamin C serum- apply this to a cleanse face after wash I KNOW THIS IS ALOT OF INFO but if someone hadda told me all of this this culda saved me alot of time and frustration - okay
 

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You can light very quick, but if you don't have money to maintain, you'll ruin your skin and you'll make yourself emotionally fragile.
You must take minimum two weeks to see the first results, and after that, three weeks/shade.
 

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My regimen is fairly simple

In the morning I wash my body with a lightening soap (I have many) I
leave it on my skin for some time before I rinse. Then I wash my face
with just a regular St.Ives face wash. I mix Vitamin Serum with my
moisturizer and apply to my entire body then I put on tons of sunscreen.
*on really sunny days, I use an umbrella


In the evening I wash my face with a soap that exfoliates really well,
basically a ligtening soap. It takes off my makeup really well! Then I put
on a either a clay mask or a sheet mask (I don't do the mask part everyday)
I do a light wash on my body using a lightening soap leaving it on my skin
for a few minutes before I rinse. When I get out of the shower I apply
Carotein & HQ all over my body including my face.

*Blemishes and old scars that I have had for months are almost gone
I even have this mole on my wrist since birth and it's disappearing
hi, I like your regimen.
Very simple. How effective has it been for you? Like what shade were you at first and how many do you think you've lightened? Also if you stop ur regimen do think there's any chance you would darken more than you were before? I always worry about that. =( thanx in advance
 

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Anytime I read a thread like this I wonder what the poster's goal is. Is the goal to lighten or lighten quickly? Wanting to lighten quickly will lead to the following:
Spending money on numerous products in the quest to finding the one that lightens in a week. How does this happen? If a product doesn't satisfy the quickness in results you are looking for, you are going to stop using it and off to the next one. It becomes a cycle before you know it you have about 5-10 creams laying around the bathroom that you are not using.

MY point is skin lightening takes time be patient. Will lightening in three months as opposed to six months make a huge difference in ones life? There are always exceptions I know, but please take it slow and be patient.
 

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@ jodar7


Nov '10

(I was a little lighter than her but it's the best pic I could find)
Now

(I'm still not completely even but it's gotten better)
Where I want to be



I don't really worry about darkening because I'm naturally light.
My legs chest back and inner arms are pretty much
where I want the rest of me to be




**BTW that is not me in my avatar lol I just love her
 

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@ jodar7


Nov '10

(I was a little lighter than her but it's the best pic I could find)
Now

(I'm still not completely even but it's gotten better)
Where I want to be



I don't really worry about darkening because I'm naturally light.
My legs chest back and inner arms are pretty much
where I want the rest of me to be




**BTW that is not me in my avatar lol I just love her
sol its so funny
but we are working at same goal
same starting point and also the goal
lol

but i have sun damage im naturally beige but i ahve few parts of my body which are the fist pic like :/
 

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hahaha I remember you telling me that, wow then we need to say in contact

I just started HQ & Carotein about 2 weeks ago, it's not as fast as LA peels
(which is what I was doing before) but I'm lightening much more evenly

*I'm also naturally light, my legs don't look like they belong to me hehehehe
 

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Oh yea, the first pic I posted of Amerie was from a long summer of no sun protection
Talk about regrets..............................I'm usually around Beyonce's shade in the winter
 

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hahaha I remember you telling me that, wow then we need to say in contact

I just started HQ & Carotein about 2 weeks ago, it's not as fast as LA peels
(which is what I was doing before) but I'm lightening much more evenly

*I'm also naturally light, my legs don't look like they belong to me hehehehe
yupp AMA update u every week from now

Why don't u use ra? I have the same regime but I use ra cuz for some reason carotine cream peeeelllleeeedddddd me out lol. And I know right my arms are soooo dark and feet plus hands
I regret not usin sun block!! However since u use la could u please tell me one thing how often do u use it and how do u do the peel?? I did it and it does nothing for me just leaves plastic like coat :/
 

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xarax

I bought all of my LA peels from ebay. I used the 85% without diluting it. It barely stung
so I was wondering if it was even working. About 6-7 days later, chunks of skin just
began to fall like crazy. It was on my bed sheets and my clothes. I noticed that I had
patches and I didn't like that so I stopped and opted for something that would lighten
slower and evenly.
 

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@ jodar7


Nov '10

(I was a little lighter than her but it's the best pic I could find)
Now

(I'm still not completely even but it's gotten better)
Where I want to be



I don't really worry about darkening because I'm naturally light.
My legs chest back and inner arms are pretty much
where I want the rest of me to be

**BTW that is not me in my avatar lol I just love her
thx for your reply Sol.

ah, cuz I had heard that HQ ends up making users darker than they were to begin with overtime. And even though I've tried to ignore this claim, and searched for different opinions in other online forums, it keeps coming up that HQ darkens ppl after awhile. So I'm assuming this is true. I think I'll stay away and try something more natural for now.~ ;,)

p.s. hehe she's cute. She looks korean, is she an idol?? XD
 
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