PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes

by ApollopoetrySt 2013-05-07

Hello Everyone :) 

 

I've come here looking for SERIOUS help / advice / tips on what I can do to effectively lighten my dark knuckles and toes. I've used Carolight (oil, tube + jar mix) with an extra tube of HQ 4% cream mixed in and this has REALLY lightened my body BUT my hands and my feet are seriously dark compared to them and this is really embarrassing for me.

 

A little history about my feet: I had REALLY pretty feet as a child (until maybe age 10) and then I was sent to live with my aunt who spent her money on alcohol instead of shoes / food for me, so as a result I had to wear shoes that were too small for me for YEARS - this resulted in my toes getting darker as they rubbed against the shoes and corns developing on some of my toes. Since then, I have always been VERY self conscious of my feet. I used to try to put makeup (foundation / concealer) on my feet during summer time but would always end up with a dry / cakey look that highlighted the issue even more. I cant tell or show my friends my feet and this problem has stopped me from even having a serious relationship because I don't want to be embarrassed or ashamed in front of a guy if he sees my feet.

 

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Im tired of living in fear of being embarrassed and having low self esteem because of this and would really appreciate any help / advice / tips on what I can use to get my feet & knuckles from Alek Wek's beautiful color to match the rest of my body (Im currently MAC NC45 - which is like a Meagan Goode complexion)

 

PLEASE HELP 

Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by Ducky

The only thing that worked on my hands was Maxi Peel mixed with Saliclear. My knuckles are still a little bit darker than my complexion but at least they look like they belong to me. I tried the same thing on my feet but the mixture was too strong so I'm just going to continue using the Saliclear by itself

Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by Ineedhelpplease

Thank you for such a quick response Evolutionary.

 

I looked up the Saliclear you mentioned and see that it's 30% Salicylic acid, so will definitely try to order it this week if possible. How long did it take you to achieve noticeable results on your hands ?

Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by Kam911

I started the Maxi Peel/Saliclear mixture in mid December. I'm still peeling and doing the mixture. My top knuckles are almost completely faded  and the middle are coming along nicely. Also keep in mind, Isis' shipping takes a while but I've never been ripped off from that site and I order pretty regularly. To be honest, I think one person runs the whole operation

Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by Kiki7468
don't let desperation get you into a deeper hole...... do some research on this 'Isis'.......
Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by Msp744
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don't let desperation get you into a deeper hole...... do some research on this 'Isis'.......

The Saliclear took my my corn off completely so I was happier about that than the actual peeling of my feet. I don't think Isis is great as a business because the shipping is slow and some people have gotten horrible customer service but the products are decent.

Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by Pinkpaper

Hi Island Fever - I definitely WILL  do some research before I use any products because I dont want this to get worse..lol 

 

thanks for advising tho - I know there is no quick fix so Im more than willing to take my time with a product as long as it actually works 

Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by Sdleikam
@Hi yellow dream, im having the same problem, what might work for you is getting so lactid acid. I got some and mixed it with lotion, its peeling my feet nicely, corns are disappearing, but the knuckles are still in question,or you can try carotein lighten gel, or fading cream hope this helps.
Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by Seasons_Of_Bliss
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I started the Maxi Peel/Saliclear mixture in mid December. I'm still peeling and doing the mixture. My top knuckles are almost completely faded  and the middle are coming along nicely. Also keep in mind, Isis' shipping takes a while but I've never been ripped off from that site and I order pretty regularly. To be honest, I think one person runs the whole operation

Glad to hear that its working in such a short time for you 

I think I'm gonna peel and then use a lightener to see how it goes - thanks for such honest and quick advice x

Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by Valdieron
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@Hi yellow dream, im having the same problem, what might work for you is getting so lactid acid. I got some and mixed it with lotion, its peeling my feet nicely, corns are disappearing, but the knuckles are still in question,or you can try carotein lighten gel, or fading cream hope this helps.

Hi Chococherry 

 

Thanks for the advice :) Can I mix it with any lotion?

Also, I read on another forum that LA burns the hands ?? have you experienced any type of burning at all?? 

I'm currently making sure to exfoliate my hands and feet daily to get the dead skin off firstly. Then its either gonna be Maxi Peel or another peel ( Glycolic or Lactic Acid) but not sure to get this train moving...lol

Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by Workaholic
@Hi yellow dream, yeals ma'am..I learned the way, I am mortified my hands look burnt but the feet are cool, Question, what kind of glycolic acid will you get because the lactid is not helping at all, its peeling me feet but not hands. My hands are darker than before I started, oh well I guess were in this together.
Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by ZAPPnU
I was so excited when I came across your thread because I'm experiencing similar problem now, if not worse! I've had sleepless nights trying to research and fine an answer and resolve this issue before the season for manicure, pedicure and those pretty sandals;)
I'll post my own question for help and also follow this thread for more info. Best of luck in your jurney to nice hands and feet:)
Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by layla74

for that i use skin911 glycolic acid lotion plus fair and white so white gel for hands and feet. been using it for 3 weeks now. though still slightly darker, it looks more natural. you might substitute with another lightner but make sure to use the GA cos it speeds it up. i sit in class and see all the blessed people with light hands including my sister. my brother is really dark and has dark knuckles so for me i think it runs in the family. 

Re:PLEASE HELP !! I have Black Knuckles & Black Toes
by westburytf

hi  im  new to  this  thread  so  is  fair  and white  working  for  anyone  and  the  salysic acid

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