Post # 1
im lightskinned (think the shade of christina millian) and i have these dark spots in random places, due to scarring from eczema and friction from boobies (mainly under arms, under boobies and mid thigh)
does anyone use lightening creams? i remember using nadinola as a child when i had dark spots to even everything out but i cant find it anywhere. I saw palmers had a “skin success” fade cream but not too sure how that is gonna work.
i just want all one skin tone for my wedding and honeymoon – no dark patches!
Post # 3
I’m not African American but I’m olive skinned. I use lightening creams for random brown spots that I get (maybe due to birth control pills.) I use a prescription, though, not an over-the-counter. It works but it’s kind of pricey (about $90 a tube,) and you have to use it for several weeks very consistently before you see results!
Since you’re more concerned about your body vs. face (that’s always tricky because more area = more cream, and that stuff is pricey!) maybe you could look into some specialized spray tan services? Just explain to them that what you want is for them to blend any spots for you?
Post # 4
ive tried doing that but for some reason they cant match my skintone. 🙁 and ive tried regular tanning too but then the dark spots just get darker LOL
Post # 5
Go to your dermatologist and get triluma. Like the previous poster said, its pricey but will work faster than 2% hydroquinone OTC solutions. If you are dedicated you can use the OTX stuff for a couple of months and almost as good results.
Post # 6
Also, you should put sunscreen on your dark spots religiously.
Post # 7
i dont think sunscreen will work since they are spots that dont really see sun (under arms, in between thighs, and under boobies)
but i will see about the perscription cream though! thanks 🙂
Post # 8
I just thought too…what about Dermablend makeup? There’s no reason you couldn’t use that on your body!
Post # 9
Like skin bleach? they have one @ walgreens called Daggett&Ramsdell skin bleach hand&body cream:
Helps lighten blemishes and blotches
Moisturizing, non-irritating formula
Non-irritating & gentle to the skin
Hope you find what your looking for : )
Post # 10
have you tried cocoa butter by chance or maybe some scar lightening cream like mederma? that may work to lighten it up a bit but if it’s really dark i agree with everyone else in seeing a photographer. i am a darker color (think maybe nia long or jennifer hudson) so i am not too familiar other than having a few blemishes on my face (but they fade over time)
Post # 11
I agree with coco butter. I’m light skinned too, a shade lighter than Jada Pinkett Smith, and I had gall bladder surgery and my scars faded easily with coco butter. Even I was surprised.LOL
Post # 12
There are many products out there that you can use to lighten your dark spot. I would strongly suggest going to the dermatologist and the products that you are thinking about using take the ingredient listing to the dermatologist so they can clarify some of the active ingredients for you. The last thing you want is an allergic reaction to anything. For me Even Essence by Mary Kay worked within a month I saw results, I have used their blemish control line for years. However the trick with anything is consistency. I also like Shea Butter and Black Soap for cleansing.
Post # 13
I also would suggest going to the dermatologist and getting a chemical peal….OMG they work wonders!!! The Dr. will apply a liguid to all the dark spots and in about 4-5 days u will beginto peal in those spots once u peal…the dark spots will be gone. U can also ask your dermatologist about Lustra.
Post # 14
woah hold up.
The darkening on where you say it is could be a skin condition called Agrocothis nigricans it bascially means the darkening wont go away no matter how hard you rub it due to your bodies insulin levels.
I would def see a dermotoligist or doctor before starting on buying things in the point that is could be fruitless without being diagnosed?
I had a very very mild case of this condition and I spent about 120 bucks on products before I went to the dermatologist and she told me why.
Post # 15
I usually clean my face throughout the day with Aveeno, it helps alot with keeping my skin toned and fresh.
Post # 16
I’ve heard of using Shea Butter to lighten spots, as well as to moisturize and fade stretch marks.
I follow this woman on YouTube, but her website is http://www.tkoskin.com. She sells a number of pure Shea Butter products. Or you could always try your local organic food store or Amazon.com, etc. for pure Shea Butter products.