which brand would you buy if you were me??

@kquiming (2999)
Philippines
May 5, 2010 9:04am CST
Being a natural "morena", I tan easily. Since it is summertime, the sun is so unavoidable (unless you want to miss out all the fun of going to the beach and out-of-town trips). Now after getting so much sunlight, I have become two or three tones darker. I want to get my original color back really fast. As fast as I possibly could. tell me what do I do? Which soap should I buy? What brand of lotion should I trust? There are countless choices out there - Skin White Belo Godiva Kissa Silka C.Y. Gabriel Likas papaya and the list goes on...it's crazy. Hope you can help me choose wisely!
5 responses
@krischine (270)
• Philippines
5 May 10
Try SS lotion with uv sunrays protection, you can buy that at any AVON outlets. It really works for me in getting back my skin tone. As for the soap anything as long as papaya. Try also in some home remedies, like cucumber, calamansi and turmeric ground, blend those ingredients, then apply it in your skin for 15-20 minutes before bathing. do this for 2 weeks and you can see the difference.
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
5 May 10
2 weeks is fast enough for me, btw how much does the lotion cost?
• Philippines
6 May 10
The lotion will cost you Php. 169.00 only, and that's a 250 ml. One thing that I can advice is that before you apply any product in your whole body, try a skin testing first. Put a small amount in your skin and wait for 2 minutes, so that you will know if you are allergic on that product. And yes, try to look for with SPF product that can protect your skin from the sun.
@jologs07 (38)
6 May 10
First thing you do is go to your dermatologist. Don't just apply without prescription from your physician. Your Original color will return to its original in a right time. But if you want to make it as fast as it is. Dermatologist is in-charge for those things.
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Umm, any idea how much it's gonna cost?? :?
@allamgirl (2145)
• Philippines
6 May 10
i don't really prefer any brand since i use whatever's in the house when i wanna get lighter. but my brother who's got darker skin than mine (people always say i'm fair skinned but i have gotten a lot darker these days) says likas papaya is really effective. i don't really like the smell of it though so when i use it, i end up soaping twice. bello smells good. i'm not sure which is more effective though.
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I appreciate your thoughts of comparing the soaps. Good one.:D
@athinapie (1152)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Hi there! Well I don't really use these products since I am a mestiza but I do have friends who have the same problem as yours. Anyway, I remember a friend of mine used c.y gabriel and she said it worked but after a year or two of using it. If you want to get your skin color back sooner, I don't really recommend that. But I think you should try Silka papaya soap. I think that works way faster than the other brands.
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I think I'll go and buy all your suggestions here hehehe, it won't hurt to try... Anyway my goal is supposed to be doable I guess, since I'm not aiming for a lighter complexion than my normal one, I just wanna get it back...you could say I was neither brown nor white before the day-long sun exposure at the beach last week without any SPF for protection. :c
• Philippines
6 May 10
Hmmm I have used Likas Papaya and that is my soap until now, but I guess it is not effective for me. My cousin used Belo soaps and I can see that it is effective on her as her skin gets lighter. I think this would base on the type of skin we have, some soaps may be effective and some may not. But to get your true skin color back, I suggest to let it happen naturally. It may take weeks or months, but I think nothing will be more healthy but to allow the skin to rejuvenate on it's own. You can help by eating fruits and vegetables- as they really help in repairing skin cells. And yeah, avoiding the sun too is a must if we want to get whiter. Even on normal days we have to apply moisturizers or lotions with sun protection.
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I didn't know eating veggies and fruits could help. I guess it makes sense cause they contain a lot of those antioxidants that repair cells. Thanks for the tip :D