Eversince I was a kid I've always dreamt of having that perfect white skin. I was born fair to begin with but somehow I still wasn't satisfied. And it doesn't help that I have Chinese friends with alabaster glowing complexions which makes me compare my own skin tone. I also envy those celebs whose skins seems to shine a mile away, it's like they have those built in glowsticks underneath. I know I had issues with self-esteem and insecurities while growing up...
Well back to the topic...media also portrays a big role in influencing the psyche with campaigns that says white is more beautiful. The rising percentage of consumers alone and the influx of whitening products shows the huge market following of whitening products. I have tried almost every product conceivable that pertains to skin whitening. I wouldn't even think twice about spending loads of money just to try which product might work best. I'm the perfect buyer coz I'm so gullible. Just mention the keywords whitening, glutathione and lightening I'd instantly grab whatever it is without any second thoughts. Everytime I travel I'm instantly on the lookout for items that promises brighter glowing skin. Aside from bags, a huge chunk of my money was spent on these things.
I was a Tathionil user before and I was already quite pleased with the results. But when Saluta entered my sphere of awareness with the tagline- 'it's even better than Tathionil' i was like whoa! Sounds good! Those lines were like music to my ears. Naturally I HAD to get it and voilà! at the speed of light it was already at my doorstep. So I jumped onto the next craze.
I bought 2 boxes first. Next step is to find a nurse who specializes in IV injections. So I googled and found Kathy. She is very good coz i hardly feel any pain. But I still can't help but cringe at the mere sight of needles. She preps each vial in separate syringes. Glutathione first then vitamin C and lastly the placenta. I noticed that there are days when the vitamin C injection feels uncomfortable, there's that heavy tingly sensation that annoys me. Quick tip is to rub ice on the area while it is being injected. It instantly diverts and soothes the pain. The whole process is quick. After that you can go on with whatever things you need to do for the day.
I use 2 vials of Saluta each time which totals to 1200 mg of glutathione. I religiously do it twice a week for faster effect. During the first month I hardly noticed any dramatic changes. But on the second month I was like "Yeah! This thing is working!". My skin was beginning to brighten and glow. I wanted to jump up and down and do my infamous chicken dance coz I was so happy. My money was definitely well worth it!
Even Mr G who keeps telling me I don't need such things noticed some changes. During family pictures, my skintone was already similar to my mom's whose color is always shining coz she's super fair. Friends tell me I look whiter and more blooming. Hurrah! Saluta works!
Although it's quite costly to maintain this crazy addiction, I still continue doing it coz it makes me feel better about myself. I know that you should love the skin your in but each person has a different preference and mindset over such things. To each his own...I don't see anything wrong with having that gorgeous bronze, caramel or tan shade just as long as it fits you. I appreciate beauty in any form. It's just that I feel that whiter skin suits me the most.
Since i'm already satisfied with the results, I have decreased my shots to once a week. For maintenance purposes. I still get giddy and excited each time the medicine goes thru my veins coz I feel as if some wonderful and potent concoction is working it's way to do magic on my skin. It's not my goal to have Michael Jackson's ghoulish white complexion. I only want healthy white glowing skin and Saluta helped me achieve the closest I could get in my pursuit towards embracing that dream skin of mine. :-)