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AM Koijic gluta soap for face and body. Alternate between this and st ives exfoliating facial scrub pink lemonade and mandrin. Thayers facial toner. Amlatic acid lotion Shea Butter, coconut oil or any oil and butter. Badgers sports sunscreen if i am stepping out. PM Is the same regi, twice a week i use dead sea salt soap and on the weekend i use dove soap and an intensive skin repair lotion from cvs brand. I occlude my feet with amlatic lotion and koijic soap over night and sometimes during the day. I don't do peels.
 

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Lol after updating this thread for the umpteenth time and after some serious realization I decided more is exfoliation is what my skin really needs, until I start my lightening journey mid-August . I finally know what direction I'm taking my skin ! I'm steering clear of steroids forever, my skin deserve so much better . I'm super excited for the products I'm using during and after exfoliation . I don't find the need to update you on my exfoliating journey so I don't think I'll be updating my thread until I incorporate lighteners . I'm sticking through with this regimen I promise myself I will lol .

I will be using this yummy concoction peel called Solve-it-All Green Peel , formulated with Deionized Water, Trichloroacetic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide, Kojic Acid, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Extract, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Green Tea. I purchase this product from Prodermalight.com alongside there 20% Vitamin C + E Serum .

My regimen :
Am Face:

  • Cetphil Face Wash
  • 20% Vitamin C Serum .
  • Oil Olay Moisturizer.

Pm Face:

  • Cetaphil Gentle Face Wash.
  • Alpha Hydrox AHA Enhanced Lotion.
  • Wait 15 minutes then Tretinoin Aka Retin A ( Buffered with Aloe Vera Gel) (begin every 3rd night and gradually work up to every night).

Body AM+PM:

  • Dead Sea Salt Soap.
  • AmLactin 12% Lotion (Occlusion every other day ).
  • Zinc Oxide Sunblock ( AM ONLY)

About the Solve-it-green Peel I will be using this peel once a month . I will also be getting my skin scrubbed twice a month by the local Korean Spa . I'm super excited to embark on this journey AGAIN ! SO please bare with me!
Just make sure you don't get your skin scubbed around the same time you do this peel it might cause PIH.
 

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July 19, I know I said I wasn't going to update this thread until I started lightening... but boredom got the best of me ! I decided to buy a couple more products , Alpha Hydrox silk wrap body lotion and Alpha Hydrox intensive serum ! I decided to alternate the lotion with Amlactin. The lotion contains 12% glycolic acid it's only 12 fluid ounces so I had to buy two lol, I bought the lotion from ulta.com ! I'm going show you new pictures of my skin texture lol so I guess I'll be updating my thread I don't want my thread to die lol !
 

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Hi ! I’m bringing this thread back from the dead ! I got lighter and dipped which I see is very common in this forum community lol . I’m back at square one due to having a baby ! I learned a lot and know what works for me but I don’t mind sharing . I don’t have a skin lightening regimen to share at the moment because I’m currently exfoliating doing full body lactic acid peels and using AmLactin 15% . I don’t use any exfoliating soaps . As far as my face I use salicylic acid and glycolic acid based products . Salicylic acid is the best acid for deeper/darker complexion. I also do bi-weekly chemical peels , I use the ordinary peeling solution . My skin type is normal but I do get a few pimples occasionally . Sunscreen is a must ! I also take multivitamins, liposomal vitamin c & msm crystals .
 

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Updates are going be sporadic but my goal is to lightening two to three shades ! Please don’t be afraid to engage this is going be a long journey (for me) .
 

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My starting shade ! I don’t have a specific skin color I wanna achieve I just wanna lighten three to four shades like I’ve done before .
 

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Exfoliating, Exfoliating, Exfoliating !

I can’t believe how careless I once was with exfoliating my skin . Im surprise I didn’t end up with permanent skin damage. Please do not over exfoliate your skin. Less is definitely more - slow and steady. Please please listen to your skin and don’t ignore the signs .

I personally don’t scrub my body, but I get my body scrub professionally . It’s so relaxing plus even coverage , since their able to reach where I couldn’t !

I do 44% percent full body lactic acid peels bi weekly.

I skin build every other day - for example Monday I’ll use AmLactin 15% then Tuesday Skin building/ hydrating . My new favorite lotion is Hydroboost gel lotion by Neutrogena . I seal that in with my Shea butter mix
. I love amlactin both the 12% and 15% formula.

I plan on exfoliating till October 31st.
 

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I didn't even exfoliate at all when it came to my face. I was just using what my Derm prescribed me. I was around your shade when I started now I'm abit closer to my profile pic.
 

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What did she prescribe?
I think it was Tret, Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid. I don't remember the percentages I'll have to check. It significantly lightened me(maybe too much at a certain point lol) But I dropped down a or two. You just need to be good at maintaining it seems. I used some other things but I never really exfoliated but I know that's unpopular. I'm still far away from when I started either way.
 

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I think it was Tret, Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid. I don't remember the percentages I'll have to check. It significantly lightened me(maybe too much at a certain point lol) But I dropped down a or two. You just need to be good at maintaining it seems. I used some other things but I never really exfoliated but I know that's unpopular. I'm still far away from when I started either way.
Must be a compound. Tretinoin has exfoliating properties though . I love exfoliating regardless of trying to lighten my skin. I like my skin to feel soft & smooth . It’s hard to maintain pregnant cause it’s not a lot of products you can use , plus I was lazy to be honest.
 

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Hi ! I’m bringing this thread back from the dead ! I got lighter and dipped which I see is very common in this forum community lol . I’m back at square one due to having a baby ! I learned a lot and know what works for me but I don’t mind sharing . I don’t have a skin lightening regimen to share at the moment because I’m currently exfoliating doing full body lactic acid peels and using AmLactin 15% . I don’t use any exfoliating soaps . As far as my face I use salicylic acid and glycolic acid based products . Salicylic acid is the best acid for deeper/darker complexion. I also do bi-weekly chemical peels , I use the ordinary peeling solution . My skin type is normal but I do get a few pimples occasionally . Sunscreen is a must ! I also take multivitamins, liposomal vitamin c & msm crystals .
@KizzyKisa what make you say that salicylic acid exfoliate better for darker skin , i don’t knw why but i feel it Weak , i use Paula choice sa 2%
 

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@KizzyKisa what make you say that salicylic acid exfoliate better for darker skin , i don’t knw why but i feel it Weak , i use Paula choice sa 2%
It’s far more gentle than glycolic acid don’t cause nearly as much PIH . Does less damage while delivering better results outside of just skin lightening. Try several salicylic acid peel I promise you’ll see better skin overall
 
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