skin lightening (whole body)
hi!After reading these,I would like to have an advice for my skin.My skin is brown and i have been trying a lot of product to make my skin HOPEFULLY from top (face)to bottom(body) to look lighter and brighter skin.Now i'm in late 30's.I heard reasons of us having dark skin is due to our genes cell scientifically AND there's NO way you can have or change to be 'WHITE'(i mean lighter).I understand at some point its true but what i'm hoping for, is that a product that can make my skin looks slightly lighter than becoming evenmore brown...I also have a baby girl about 1 yr+ which i hope this product also can be apply to younger age.
PS:i'm not trying to make my baby suffer as she has yet to understand about her beauty concern but as a mother i would like my child at least have a brighter skin....If POSSIBLE.Thanks a lot.
25 January 2008
Hi Mashtura, overall skin lightening is possible but results will depend on one's unique skin sensitivity. I recommend the above-captioned products for you to use as follows -
Black Soap - as daily facial wash, leave on face for 1-3 minutes daily. A week thereafter, increase leave on time to 2-10 minutes.
Papaya Soap - as daily body wash, leave on time as black soap for first week. Leave on time should be lessened once burning sensation becomes a discomfort. Recommended for body use, as it might be too strong for your face.
Whitening Lotion - apply at night on neck, arms, legs, underarms, inner thighs, body where lightening is needed.
Whitening Cream - most potent of all. Apply THINLY on face (to include the dark spots) daily at night, dark elbows, knees or targeted dark body spots.
NOTE: 15 minutes after applying the lotion and cream, apply your favorite facial and body moisturizers. This will keep skin hydrated and supple while in the skin lightening process. At daytime, apply sunscreen (a MUST), SPF 45 or better. Remember, whether you use the skin lighteners daily or not, the moisturizers and sunscreen should be used DAILY.
Don't overuse ok? If you experience uncomfortable burning sensation because of the peeling process, simply lessen the frequency of usage of the products until you're comfortable with them.
As an option, you can take 1000mg of Vitamin C supplements daily to reinforce the skin lightening effect.
The above regimen follows this logic -
1. Skin lighteners will make skin fairer
2. Sunscreen will prevent further darkening
3. Moisturizers will keep skin rosy
4. Vitamin C enhances the lightening effect
Skin lighteners are not meant for children. What you can do is give her vitamin C supplements as a daily routine because ascorbic acid has the ability to inhibit melanin production as a side effect. When she starts spending time outdoors, especially between 10am-3pm, apply baby sunscreen to protect the skin from further darkening and sun damage. The sun is the no. 1 cause for aging in individuals. Sunscreen should be a MUST in any skin care regimen, skin lightening or not. If you make this a habit for her until she grows up, she'll thank you for it. :-)