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What's Making Me More Tan? Should I Use Less Bp?

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#1 Emi Raph

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

Products I use:
Avon Naturals Papaya Whitening Cleanser
Akneroxid 5 Benzoyl Peroxide Cream 5% (Prescribed)
Aqueous Cream Moisturiser (Prescribed)

Reaching around Week 2 or 3, I started to notice that I'd suddenly gotten more tan. I'm ALWAYS covered up, and have (at least I used to) naturally porcelain skin. In those weeks, I used Oxy Whitening Wash cleanser.

People started to notice, as well, how much darker I'd gotten. I switched back to the Avon cleanser in Week 4-5, which helped a little.

Now, I'm really peeling off. The skin tone difference between my face and neck is not as conspicuous anymore, but is still slightly. It's good that I'm peeling, because I know this is how BP works and I'm excited to see new, pale skin under the patches of dead, dark one.

Is it alright for me to reduce the amount of BP to only once a day, only at night? I think BP is making me more sensitive to sunlight. I don't want to interrupt the peeling process by making the pale skin darker...

I've recently bought the Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Moisturiser SPF 30, but stopped using because the Rice Extract made my skin look deathly pale! Any tips?

Forgot to mention that I'm currently in Week 6, and am not completely clear yet. Still experience minor breakouts but the red spots and blemishes are what's really bothering me! How long till they go away?

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:59 PM

It is sort of the BP, but not really. BP doesn't make you tan, but it does make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. This makes you tan or burn easily. I say do not lessen the BP.


My advice...Sunscreen! It would really help with the tanning issue if you are doing the regimen.

Edited by nicmic62, 16 May 2013 - 10:01 PM.

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