Thursday, October 21, 2010
DDF Fade Gel
DDF Fade Gel 4 - Skin Lightening Gel
As a makeup artist I find myself constantly on the quest for perfect skin. That luminous dewy glowing complexion that every woman dreams of. With the help of the right makeup and application most anyone can have gorgeous skin. But it is only temporary and eventually gets washed away revealing what we are trying to perfect in the first place. Unfortunately not all women are blessed with a flawless complexion, and I am definitely one of them. So naturally I am constantly over analyzing my own skin and willing to experiment with anything that claims to help me get that gorgeous complexion.
My most recent obsession is Brown Spots! Under my eyes and under my nose, as if it were a skin mustache!!! Over the past 6 months this has been getting worse and worse, even harder to conceal with my regular foundation. I decided to research my spots and different treatments and found (which I already knew) most are from the sun. But I am extremely sun cautious, wearing anywhere from 30- 110 SPF everyday! So what gives? It must be genetics. Thanks mom!
So I decided to try DDF Fade Gel 4. I’m semi familiar with the brand and its not too expensive.
So the first night I applied the gel after cleansing & toning skin. After about 10 minutes I applied a little Clearasil on a blemish I had on my chin and cheek. (DON’T EVER DO THIS!) When I woke the next morning my chin and cheek were stained BROWN! Worse then my skin mustache! What on earth? I goggled chemical interactions and found out the main ingredient in the fade gel (hydroquinone 2%) reacts with Benzoyl Peroxide, the main ingredient in a lot of blemish creams (Clearasil, Proactive etc...). Which it does not mention ANYWHERE on the booklet of instructions that comes with the gel. Luckily the skin stain only lasted for a day or so. Thank Goodness! So I decided to only use the fade gel once a day to start off. My new routine was cleanse (CHANEL Mousse Exfoliante Purete), tone (Oil of Olay Refreshing Toner), fade gel & SPF in the AM (leaving my PM routine open if I get a pesky blemish). It is crucial to use SPF everyday when using any skin lightening product! I cannot stress this enough. You want to get rid of the spots, not get more!
I am very diligent about my skin care routine, never miss a wash or cream. Never! It is important to stick with a product to give it time to work; there are no overnight miracles ladies.
After about 1 week I noticed no change, 2 weeks …I was starting to see a little lightening, but not really sure. 4 weeks into it my spots were almost completely gone! What? When did this happen? I couldn’t believe it. The stuff actually works! I continued to use the product till I ran out. That was about 3 weeks ago, since then I haven’t bought another bottle, and have went back to my normal skin routine and the spots have not come back! Hopefully its permanent!
So if any of you are suffering from the annoying brown spots epidemic, weather it be genetics or sun damage, I highly recommended DDF Fade Gel 4 Skin Lightening Gel.