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Old 08-09-2017, 04:54 PM
 
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The old-fashioned approach is using slices of cucumber with a drop of lemon juice to bleach/even out the blotchy areas. If it's sun damage you might want to hit the dermatologist's office and get a prescription for RetinA.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I thought I'd update my own post. Over the past couple of months I have been using my normal brighteing regimen in my hands. Not in a very measured way, just rubbing in the extra lotion and sunscreen on my hands. I just looked down and my hands have evened out too. I had a big dark spot left overfrom a rash in March/April and it is now gone.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:37 PM
 
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What is your normal brightening regimen you have? if you don't mind me asking
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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What is your normal brightening regimen you have? if you don't mind me asking
This year I have been trying out a couple new things. I wash my face with an oil cleaser (and double cleanse 50% of the time). In the am I am using an oil based brightening serum - a custom one from In the Buff. Earlier Imused rose hip oil byt this was cheaper. Then I follow with erborian's yuzu double lotion, and sunscreen.

That being said, I am in mostly maintenece mode now.

When I actively was evening things out I used boots botanics, the all bright line: cleanser, serum and spf day cream. The serum was my regular serum till it was discontinued this year for repackaging. I love this line and was really sad when it disappeared from Target for a few months this year

That is how I found the alternatives. It works really well ans is easily abailanle at Target. I wanted more SPF and mineral sunscreen so I dropped the day moisturizer a while ago. I used this regimen for years. When I felt really even, I dropped the brightening cleanser. It was great at the beginning though to get me started.

The other thing I do - a brightening mask or peel once a week. I like mychelle peel right now with 10% vitamin c. New spots disappear a lot quicker since I added the mask/peel weekly.

I tried some more expensive serums - Clinique, Lancome and Origins. They didn't get me results like the Boots and Boots is way way cheaper!

I'll probably keep using the oil serums because my skin loves the extra moisture. But I have found the serums with rosehip and other high vitamin C content work great (I have tried several with similar results) - that boots serum was MIA for a while.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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This year I have been trying out a couple new things. I wash my face with an oil cleaser (and double cleanse 50% of the time). In the am I am using an oil based brightening serum - a custom one from In the Buff. Earlier Imused rose hip oil byt this was cheaper. Then I follow with erborian's yuzu double lotion, and sunscreen.

That being said, I am in mostly maintenece mode now.

When I actively was evening things out I used boots botanics, the all bright line: cleanser, serum and spf day cream. The serum was my regular serum till it was discontinued this year for repackaging. I love this line and was really sad when it disappeared from Target for a few months this year

That is how I found the alternatives. It works really well ans is easily abailanle at Target. I wanted more SPF and mineral sunscreen so I dropped the day moisturizer a while ago. I used this regimen for years. When I felt really even, I dropped the brightening cleanser. It was great at the beginning though to get me started.

The other thing I do - a brightening mask or peel once a week. I like mychelle peel right now with 10% vitamin c. New spots disappear a lot quicker since I added the mask/peel weekly.

I tried some more expensive serums - Clinique, Lancome and Origins. They didn't get me results like the Boots and Boots is way way cheaper!

I'll probably keep using the oil serums because my skin loves the extra moisture. But I have found the serums with rosehip and other high vitamin C content work great (I have tried several with similar results) - that boots serum was MIA for a while.
Yes, those two ingredients are great. I actually make my own serum now. I mix some hyaluronic acid powder and powdered vitamin c into a 50/50 mix of rose hydrosol and orange blossom water. This stuff makes my skin look fantastic and a more even skin tone in days!!! Not to mention my skin just glows.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:27 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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You can find their LaRoche Posay at Target. Try the Pigmentclar facial cleanser and the serum called Mela-d Pigment Control. But please do first see a dermatologist, because s/he will likely have something more effective.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Vitamin C serum all the way!
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