Please clarify for me. I thought (maybe incorrectly) that the Retin-A itself does not lighten the skin but prepares the skin so that lightening agents can better penetrate it and do their work. Here in this post and elsewhere on the site I am reading that RA also has lightening effects itself. I am not arguing - just asking for clarification here. Thanks!I think it does lighten a little after long term use more than 3 months. Its more for acne than lightening effects though. It will make your skin dry and it will probably peel in the beginning stages.
I am trying achieve 3 lightening shades on my face. Ondine, I think your very helpful and your probably got the most knowledge of skin lightening products in this forum, can you advise what product to use? I am currently 18 and I am male and I want to become like 2 or 3 shades lighter. thanksRead around in the skin lightening threads; many people here aare using it. I am too. It does an incredible job at exfoliating & it does lighten (not dramatically) & even skin colour out. What results are you trying to achieve?
Hey Ondine, thanks very much for that information. I really appreciate it. Just one more thing, where can I purchase these products from?Hi clublimers. Actually, there are many people lightening here using different methods. Firstly, do you have any skin issues besides wanting to lighten (acne, eczema etc)? If you do, wait until you have resolved any problems before beginning a lightening regimen. If all is well, get some RetinA 0.1% & some HQ4%, blend the creams equally together in a light proof jar. Use 2x/day on clean skin 20 mins after washing. You might try the Likas Papaya soap for its additional exfoliating properties. It leaves you with a clean canvas for your creams. Once you've reached the shade you want to be, you'll need to use the creams only a few times/week to maintain results. Invest in a good sunblock & use it like a religion rain or shine. Good luck to you!
Yes keep using tretinoin all year and use the highest spf/ppd sunscreen you can find/afford. Look for ones with both mexoryls or both tinosorbs. Europe has the best sunscreens.Hi - I'm a newbie and need some input. I use tretoinin all winter ( I'm 58) and then stop in Feb due to lake season coming and lots of sun. What do you think about keeping it up and using sunscreen? I have been reticent to try it - but my skin sure does miss it and it's best to use it throughout the year.