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1 skin philosophy chart on Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:46 pm

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OK, i think i have this picture thing down now, let me know what you think.

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2 Re: skin philosophy chart on Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:33 am

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Wicked Yes..Looks Professional

Congrats Very Happy

3 Re: skin philosophy chart on Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:30 am

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thank you Very Happy

4 Re: skin philosophy chart on Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:54 am

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Clever boy !!!! Looks really good and I agree very professional !!!

5 Re: skin philosophy chart on Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:25 pm

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it does look good, thanks lets number them from top to bottom when referring to the colour tone.

6 Re: skin philosophy chart on Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:49 pm

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Wow, that looks good

7 Re: skin philosophy chart on Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:43 pm

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This is better than most i have seen...but i still find it hard to find myself.
lmao

8 Re: skin philosophy chart on Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:23 pm

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sorry, post some pics that match your skin and i'll see if i can put it in

ok how this, just finished it
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9 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:54 am

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I am in the medium brown range. 70% of my body is like the girl between Meagan Good and Gabrielle Union, just with different undertones, and the other 30% is liek Gabrielle. I want to be fully Meagan's complexion. Is it possible? How long should this take? I will post a picture of my face.

10 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:06 am

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This is my face and its exact complexion. The only other body parts that carry my face's exact complexion are my legs, possible feet and that's about it. My chest, neck, stomach and upper arms are about two to three shades lighter, and my lower forearms, back and butt are like two to three shades darker. CRAZY! How can I even this stuff?[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

11 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:20 am

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Dominicana wrote:This is my face and its exact complexion. The only other body parts that carry my face's exact complexion are my legs, possible feet and that's about it. My chest, neck, stomach and upper arms are about two to three shades lighter, and my lower forearms, back and butt are like two to three shades darker. CRAZY! How can I even this stuff?

The places that you mentioned that are darker in color usually contains more melanin in those regions. I would suggest exfoliating by doing a series of lactic acid peels weekly 40-45% for starters in order to help remove any dead skin cell build up. Also, these areas such as the butt and back the skin is usually much thicker versus the neck and face. The forearms are usually more exposed to the sun, also exfoliate this area as well to help remove some of the tan. Do this for about 3-4 weeks. For your forearms be sure to cover with sunblock spf 50+ (I usually apply and reapply during the day. Wearing long sleeve shirts can also help minimize the tanning as well.


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12 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:53 am

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i actually don't even know who most of theses people are, i should have put numbers on it, i think sara said that. sorry i forgot.

13 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:11 am

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yes___I mean no wrote:
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sorry, post some pics that match your skin and i'll see if i can put it in

ok how this, just finished it

Yes_I mean no, I really enjoy this chart! Thanks a bunch for this hun [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] .

From this chart, I would say my original shade of my face falls somewhere from the lady pictured above Oprah and Oprah's pic. My unexposed areas are similar to the lady pictured below Kelis. My goal shade would be an olive shade to the lady from the Martin Lawrence show (I can't remember her name).


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Tretinoin/Retin-A 0.05% (exfoliant)
All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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14 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:19 am

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I duno which one i am :/ my tan's is like the colour after nicole kidman.. how about my natural skin colour :/

GG Noo way your current colour is similar to pic 3...and 4.. in-between

15 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:22 am

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your very welcome gg,

i have a question, which do you find harder, lighening or maintenance?

16 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:32 am

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Golden Girl wrote:
Dominicana wrote:This is my face and its exact complexion. The only other body parts that carry my face's exact complexion are my legs, possible feet and that's about it. My chest, neck, stomach and upper arms are about two to three shades lighter, and my lower forearms, back and butt are like two to three shades darker. CRAZY! How can I even this stuff?

The places that you mentioned that are darker in color usually contains more melanin in those regions. I would suggest exfoliating by doing a series of lactic acid peels weekly 40-45% for starters in order to help remove any dead skin cell build up. Also, these areas such as the butt and back the skin is usually much thicker versus the neck and face. The forearms are usually more exposed to the sun, also exfoliate this area as well to help remove some of the tan. Do this for about 3-4 weeks. For your forearms be sure to cover with sunblock spf 50+ (I usually apply and reapply during the day. Wearing long sleeve shirts can also help minimize the tanning as well.
Thanks a lot of that. I have done peels already. I haven't on my back or butt or anything, it's too hard to, but I have on my arms. I just started using Retin A and HQ 4%, I'm just hoping this'll work.

17 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:46 am

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dizzellz112 wrote:I duno which one i am :/ my tan's is like the colour after nicole kidman.. how about my natural skin colour :/

GG Noo way your current colour is similar to pic 3...and 4.. in-between

Oh my current colour is lighter, I say a shade or 2 lighter than Meagan Goode.


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Tretinoin/Retin-A 0.05% (exfoliant)
All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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18 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:49 am

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Dominicana wrote:
Golden Girl wrote:
Dominicana wrote:This is my face and its exact complexion. The only other body parts that carry my face's exact complexion are my legs, possible feet and that's about it. My chest, neck, stomach and upper arms are about two to three shades lighter, and my lower forearms, back and butt are like two to three shades darker. CRAZY! How can I even this stuff?

The places that you mentioned that are darker in color usually contains more melanin in those regions. I would suggest exfoliating by doing a series of lactic acid peels weekly 40-45% for starters in order to help remove any dead skin cell build up. Also, these areas such as the butt and back the skin is usually much thicker versus the neck and face. The forearms are usually more exposed to the sun, also exfoliate this area as well to help remove some of the tan. Do this for about 3-4 weeks. For your forearms be sure to cover with sunblock spf 50+ (I usually apply and reapply during the day. Wearing long sleeve shirts can also help minimize the tanning as well.
Thanks a lot of that. I have done peels already. I haven't on my back or butt or anything, it's too hard to, but I have on my arms. I just started using Retin A and HQ 4%, I'm just hoping this'll work.

You mean difficult to apply to? What do you normally use to apply it? I know it can be difficult to apply to the back region, that would be one of the last areas that I plan to lighten. I'll have my fingers crossed for you as well with the hq/ra.


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Neutrogena Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (cleanser)
Tretinoin/Retin-A 0.05% (exfoliant)
All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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19 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:51 am

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numbers numbers numbers, hope it's easer.
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20 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:00 am

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yes___I mean no wrote:your very welcome gg,

i have a question, which do you find harder, lighening or maintenance?

For me personally, I would say maintence. Because of the area where I live is hot, sunny, and humid during the warm months it can be difficult for me to maintain the results that I may have obtained during the cooler months.

...I see now looking closer at the olive toned woman, I realize that isn't Aishwarya Rae..lol, kind of reminded me of her though.


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Neutrogena Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (cleanser)
Tretinoin/Retin-A 0.05% (exfoliant)
All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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21 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:25 am

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Golden Girl wrote:
Dominicana wrote:
Golden Girl wrote:
Dominicana wrote:This is my face and its exact complexion. The only other body parts that carry my face's exact complexion are my legs, possible feet and that's about it. My chest, neck, stomach and upper arms are about two to three shades lighter, and my lower forearms, back and butt are like two to three shades darker. CRAZY! How can I even this stuff?

The places that you mentioned that are darker in color usually contains more melanin in those regions. I would suggest exfoliating by doing a series of lactic acid peels weekly 40-45% for starters in order to help remove any dead skin cell build up. Also, these areas such as the butt and back the skin is usually much thicker versus the neck and face. The forearms are usually more exposed to the sun, also exfoliate this area as well to help remove some of the tan. Do this for about 3-4 weeks. For your forearms be sure to cover with sunblock spf 50+ (I usually apply and reapply during the day. Wearing long sleeve shirts can also help minimize the tanning as well.
Thanks a lot of that. I have done peels already. I haven't on my back or butt or anything, it's too hard to, but I have on my arms. I just started using Retin A and HQ 4%, I'm just hoping this'll work.

You mean difficult to apply to? What do you normally use to apply it? I know it can be difficult to apply to the back region, that would be one of the last areas that I plan to lighten. I'll have my fingers crossed for you as well with the hq/ra.
Thanks for crossing your fingers with my new regimen. I mean, is the finger crossing a need, like, this combination usually doesn't work, or are you just wishing me lick?

Yes, it is hard to apply, and then I have a long back and then my butt, that'll be an entire bottle right there worth of peels.

22 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:11 pm

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As with any skin lightening product used, everyone's results may not be the same, lighten at different speeds due to skin type, region a person resides, the amount of sun protection used, and other factors. Although this regimen has worked for many, no regimen works for all unfortunately. I love Ra, but some individuals also may have more sensitivity to Ra and Hq combo and will have to listen and oserve their skin and adjust their regimen accordingly, such as reducing the strength &/or how often the Ra is being applied, or switching to a milder exfoliant in case the regimen is to strong for their individual skin.

Using something to help combat some of the skin irritation and dryness such as neosporin, aloe vera gel, and/or shea butter can help to soothe skin. Personally, using Likas soap with this regimen on my face was a bit too strong and I discontinued it due to over-exfoliation (I have sensitive skin). But for my body it was fine, as the skin is thicker there.


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My Current Skin Lightening Regimen Is:
Neutrogena Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (cleanser)
Tretinoin/Retin-A 0.05% (exfoliant)
All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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23 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:11 pm

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Personally speaking, the end result I enjoy, but I did go through what I like to call an ugly phase, in which the skin peeled, revealing lighter skin underneath. So there was some patch work going on such as the older darker skin cells and the new skin reveling itself. As well as the thinner areas of the face lightens more quickly in comparison to the thicker skin on the face. o, it takes patience to pass the ugly phase. But as mentioned, every regimen is unable to fit the mold with every individual. Skin lightening is all trial and error and discovering what work and doesn't work for you.


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My Current Skin Lightening Regimen Is:
Neutrogena Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (cleanser)
Tretinoin/Retin-A 0.05% (exfoliant)
All Day Chemist Hq 4% (lightener)
RX Suncare: Sport Sunblock SPF 50 (sunblock)
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24 Re: skin philosophy chart on Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:40 pm

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Wow, Golden, did you go through this ugly stage with the makari or using the retin a?

I am not peeling as of yet, but I just did my first application with retin a on my face last night. I was just using it on my body for the past week and haven't exp any peeling.

For the dead skin and patchy skin, was it noticable and could it be covered with makeup?

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