FAQ: Skin Whitening
As promised, I will be sharing things about beauty related talk and for my first beauty topic for 2012 would be how to whiten and care for your skin. I have been chit chatting with my blogger girlfriends just last night, and some time last month I have been asked as well if there’s any skin whitening tip that I can share…which is why I chose it for my entry today. 🙂
First and foremost of all just to clarify things I am naturally fair in complexion. So I can’t guarantee how the effect will turn out on y’all. As time passed by, I have neglected my skin and have ended up with yellowish tan like shade. So I have tried every possible things I can to have a fairer complexion. Some products I have tried have been a disappointment, while some were a waste of time and money. I am sure you all have heard of Glutathione either in form of soap, cream, capsule, or injectable formula. There’s also the goat milk and other kinds of body scrub. While I have tried Glutathione soap and Goat Milk scrub and Johnson & Johnson milk bath I have found myself in love with a less pricier option but the effect are just about the same.
WARNING: If you plan to whiten your skin please remember to avoid any direct contact with the sun. If in any way you know that you will be heading out and will be exposed to the sun make sure to stop all products you are using, even if it’s just a soap or lotion at least 3 days ahead of time. Why? Because the sun will have an adverse effect on your skin (just to give you an idea it’s like getting a sun tan).
Please be reminded that I am in no way a professional and I do not claim that these are 100% effective but from my experience and my best friend Rochelle’s experience (we both have tried the same method) the tip I am about to share worked.
- Sutla Whitening Soap
- Kojie Acid Bar Soap
- Calamansi also known as Calamondin
Sutla Whitening Soap – daily use for soaping the body. I recommend to soap twice when taking a bath or shower. I prefer to soap myself up and scrub my body using a loofah or patola (got that from my great grandma) and when I’m done I’d proceed to shampooing my hair, then conditioner and so on and rinsing my body in the end. That way the soap stayed longer in my skin. After rinsing off the soap if I am not rushing I would re-soap myself again but this time without the scrubbing and then rinse. I’d finish it off with any lotion and dry myself quickly in front of a fan. 🙂
Kojie Acid Soap – If you already have the Sutla soap I only use the kojie soap 3x a week alternating it in between the usage of the other soap. In my opinion, doing it this way keeps my skin in a state that it doesn’t get completely used to the effect of the other soap. Ever heard of the word adaptation? That’s my take. It’s up to you to do the same method or not. Being overseas and have no means of buying a replacement for the Sutla soap that I have finished [after using it daily] I use the Kojie the same way I use Sutla. But do remember that it can dry up your skin. Also, when I have first used Kojie my skin was a bit tingly [or kind of mahapdi] which tells me the soap is effective.
Calamansi – my favorite of all. This citrus fruit runs along with the lime and lemon family. Make sure when you purchase this little monster to choose the almost ripe ones. To be able to tell its soft and squeeshy green and just a hint of yellowish shade on some sides. Squeeze it out and slather it on your skin. Back in the day, people used to use this as well as a deodorant but had been found out to helps whiten the skin as well. This method is like bleaching your skin so “please” stay away from the sun or you’ll be roasted in no time. I prefer to do this once a week or three times a week just depending on how lazy I am or how busy my schedule is. To avoid the icky feeling I usually apply the extract right before sleeping and making sure I dry myself first in front of a fan before heading to bed. This way my skin is soaked in the extract overnight.
All the best! Let me know if you tried this method and if it’s working for you as well. xox