I just ordered Dan's BP a few days ago as I plan on using Cetaphil and CeraVe (and sublock in the AM) in place of his cleanser and moisturizer. After seeing some people's issues with their faces turning darker, now I'm really worried! I always thought BP was originally marketed many years ago as a bleaching agent (I mean it definitely does a good job at bleaching my hair line!) before the discovery of its uses for treating acne, so I'm curious as to why this is happening to some of you guys. I actually really LIKE my pale skin!
Are there any solid reasons as to why the hyperpigmentation happens? Lack of sunblock? AHA and lack of sunblock? The fact that Dan's moisturizer is yellow due to the Licorice?
I would not use cetaphil cleanser, contains SLS, it made me breakout.. Try paula's choice cleansers! xD
Yeah, I know SLS isn't good for any part of the body, but my face does well with Cetaphil's cleanser. I highly prefer it over anything that foams, especially now because I'm up to a full pump of BP day and night and parts of my face are really red and sore.
I did, however, order Dan's moisturizer and am unfortunately experiencing the slight tanning effect. Not so bad as most people have posted about, but my face looks about a shade darker than my chest which sucks because it's a very soothing moisturizer and that's why I'm not going to return it. I'll have to play around with it and see what I can do. Maybe the redness is distorting the look of it, but for now I think I'm just gonna use it at night.
Ok, if it works for you, then that's all that matter. I have used Dan's moisturizer when I used BP and it did leave slightly yellowish, but oily skin causes skin to look darker than rest of the normal skin that won't get oily. How do you deal with the annoying bleaching effects of BP? I just can't deal with that anymore, trying to get clear using AHA+ only. Is that you in the pic BTW? Perfect skin there if that's you..
Edited by youknow1, 27 October 2013 - 10:31 AM.