(Closed) Whitening Cream Advice

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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3331 posts
Sugar bee

Honestly, I’ve never even heard of whitening creams.  I didn’t even know they existed.  If they’re damaging to your skin/body, I’d say it’s not worth using them.  What about trying some sort of spray on tan/self-tanning lotion to even out the tan lines? 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

whitening creams work – if you get real creams- some of them are harmful others actually work.

i cant remember the cream i used to have as a child, lemme do a few google searches and see if i can find them. we used it to even out our skin tones (any dark splotchy areas you put it on so it would even out with the lighter brown parts)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

What about seeing a dermatologist?  They might be able to offer some sort of laser treatment or something?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I recently got a patch of excema on my neck that turned a patch of skin on my neck a darker color than the rest of my neck. My doctor prescribed me a skin lightening cream and I can already see the difference and it has only been a week. My advice…see your doctor. He/she can prescribe a cream and give you the dosage. The last thing you want is to make the problem worse or to damage your skin with something from over the counter.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

and if you dont want to do a lightening cream theres always dermablend!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m a really big fan of SKII products, particularly the masks.  I honestly see results within one use of the masks.  My acne scars are not as prominent. 

I also use unrefined shea butter since it has wonderful healing properties that help with my scarring.  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Hi! I would also suggest going to a dermatologist, who would be able to best prescribe something that won’t irritate your skin.  Several of the skin-lightening products on the market are actually SPF based, as in – they prevent darkening instead of actually lightening (but if you put it on your face, it will have seemed to lighten compared to the rest of your body.  My mom was a skin scientist, so I know a bunch of random stuff about this!).  However, there are some lightening/bleaching ingredients that might aggravate certain skin tones and actually lighten and then darken the area for some people – such as hydroquinone on some Asian skin types.  That’s just as an example – I’m not sure if you are Asian – but my point is, a derm will be able to assess your skin and point you in the right direction.  Good luck!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

Definitely head to a derm. They’ll be able to prescribe something effective and non-damaging. Sometime you really can’t trust OTC products, especially those that have to do with altering the skin in anyway. You never know.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

American versions of skin whitening products are called brighteners. I use a brightening mask by Mario Badescu to even out the acne scarring on my face. I honestly don’t see that much difference, but it doesn’t irritate me at all either.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hello!

 

Welll Im like you and I loveeee white skin. actually the more pale the better for me! I recently bought a bar of LIKA PAPAYA SOAP on amazon and let me tell you it does wonders!! Its a herbal soap that naturally whitens your skin!

I love it so much I use it every day! Its worth a shot right?

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