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#1 *~YuMikO~*

 

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 06:52 PM

recently i just heard from some frens of mine that papaya, carrot, mango can trigger the production of melanin even without the sun's uv. then i search online, soya food is also one of the food that will darken skin. but many ppl say that soya milk will help lighten skin. so which is true?
anyone knows any other food that will exhibit melanin production?
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:05 PM

i oso wanna know.. i oso heard tht soya food give u fair skin...
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:05 PM

my doctor once told me that soy milk will give us nice skin if we start drinking it frequently at a very young age onli... @.@

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:12 PM

well, all that i know... soya is good source of protein... which help in producing new cells... skin cells, brain cells and etc.
new cells or new skins are lighter in color, and that give us fairer look...

papaya, carrot, mango and all other reddish, yellowish, orangish food have lots of carotene which is good for skin too but never heard about the melanin production...

anyway. melanin is important to protect our skin from UV... but isn't melanin production is trigger by exposure to UV?
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:24 AM

hah, i reckon its all bullshit. i think soya-based foods could at most, alter the condition of the skin, and not its tone.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:43 AM

papaya, carrot <--- excessive amounts of these will cause ur skin to be yellowish.. esp ur palms. cos too much beta carotene. smile.gif
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:25 AM

QUOTE(heiditan @ Jul 6 2007, 12:43 AM) View Post
papaya, carrot <--- excessive amounts of these will cause ur skin to be yellowish.. esp ur palms. cos too much beta carotene. smile.gif


yes,agreed.. too much beta carotene can be toxic to us...
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:07 AM

Soya may b good but do u know they r genetically grown? therefore they've xtra hormones in them(a client told me) n do u know if u consum too much soya when u r pregnant u child will hv a higher chances of being allergy?
My friend heard tat carrot n tomatos r good so she feed her kid very ofthen with these n she end up looking like an orange, poor kid even her nails turn orange color tongue.gif

I guess eating everything in moderation is da best smile.gif

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:08 AM

wow, i ddint know about this.. thanks! =)

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 11:45 AM

*Soy foods are rich in genistein. Genistein may cause melanin to disperse in pigment cells, causing the skin to darken. Moderate consumption of soy products is suggested. Soy also inhibits uptake of protein.

* Antioxidants such as beta-carotenes may increase melanin concentrations in the skin without UV exposure. Moderate consumption of beta-carotene rich fruits and vegetables is suggested. These examples are apricots, carrots, cantaloupe, mango, papaya, peaches, pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon, yellow corn, and winter squash. A well-balanced diet is suggested. Do not indulge in one of the particular food listed above for a prolonged period of time. An important point to note here is that dark-skinned individuals may have very efficient mechanisms to absorb and deposit pigments in the skin as compared to light-skinned individuals.

* UV radiation causes the body to produce black pigment and could deplete FAIRSKIN™ nutrients that inhibit black pigment development. Stay out of direct sunlight and always use sun block!

* Food sources that may stimulate pigmentation if over-consumed include almonds, avocados, bananas, beef, fish (with dark flesh), lima beans, peanuts, pickled herring, pumpkin, sesame seeds, egg yolk, dark meat, seafood and soy sauce.

* Food sources that may enhance the skin whitening process include milk, yogurt, apples, white/green grapes, white and yellow onions, egg white, asparagus, cabbage-family vegetables, broccoli, garlic, horseradish, daikon radish, brussel sprouts, and turnips. Note: To retain sulfur in vegetables, do not overcook them. Eating them raw is best.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:57 PM

i used to eat lots of papaya...and i turn super yellow!esp my palms...now i din eat papaya for a long time and my skin turn healthier colour...i eat lots of mango too...but my skin colour doesnt change much in my opinion
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 12:50 PM

veron~ yups, moderation is the key. smile.gif

yumiko~ thanks for sharing that information! biggrin.gif
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 05:21 PM

i think i have lack of melanin problem. i can't get dark sad.gif
everytime under the sun, it will only turn red and not dark.
i even tried applying those tanning oil, aint working as well.

anything else to look out for?
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 10:56 PM

QUOTE (*~YuMikO~* @ Jul 7 2007, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*Soy foods are rich in genistein. Genistein may cause melanin to disperse in pigment cells, causing the skin to darken. Moderate consumption of soy products is suggested. Soy also inhibits uptake of protein.

* Antioxidants such as beta-carotenes may increase melanin concentrations in the skin without UV exposure. Moderate consumption of beta-carotene rich fruits and vegetables is suggested. These examples are apricots, carrots, cantaloupe, mango, papaya, peaches, pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon, yellow corn, and winter squash. A well-balanced diet is suggested. Do not indulge in one of the particular food listed above for a prolonged period of time. An important point to note here is that dark-skinned individuals may have very efficient mechanisms to absorb and deposit pigments in the skin as compared to light-skinned individuals.

* UV radiation causes the body to produce black pigment and could deplete FAIRSKIN™ nutrients that inhibit black pigment development. Stay out of direct sunlight and always use sun block!

* Food sources that may stimulate pigmentation if over-consumed include almonds, avocados, bananas, beef, fish (with dark flesh), lima beans, peanuts, pickled herring, pumpkin, sesame seeds, egg yolk, dark meat, seafood and soy sauce.

* Food sources that may enhance the skin whitening process include milk, yogurt, apples, white/green grapes, white and yellow onions, egg white, asparagus, cabbage-family vegetables, broccoli, garlic, horseradish, daikon radish, brussel sprouts, and turnips. Note: To retain sulfur in vegetables, do not overcook them. Eating them raw is best.

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Wow! clapping.gif Thanks Yumiko! I am so happy to hear that genistein can prevents Skin darkening! I just bought a product, Nuvafemme recommended by the Caring Pharmacist in Pavillion that contains 20mg genistein. She claims it is good for skin and period pains but I am not aware that it is also good for skin whitening! clapping.gif . That is just amazing!
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The box says, made from Non-GMO soya. Anyone knows what that means? sad.gif .

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:39 AM

QUOTE (mcsquared @ Jun 7 2008, 10:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The box says, made from Non-GMO soya. Anyone knows what that means? sad.gif .


Non-GMO simply means that the soybeans havent been genetically modified.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:29 PM

QUOTE (mcsquared @ Jun 7 2008, 10:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! clapping.gif Thanks Yumiko! I am so happy to hear that genistein can prevents Skin darkening! I just bought a product, Nuvafemme recommended by the Caring Pharmacist in Pavillion that contains 20mg genistein. She claims it is good for skin and period pains but I am not aware that it is also good for skin whitening! clapping.gif . That is just amazing!
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The box says, made from Non-GMO soya. Anyone knows what that means? sad.gif .



heard lots of ppl using this product before..hmm..wonder if it's really works..hee.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:49 PM

gosh. didnt know some of my fave fruits could do that. wow. thanks Yumiko

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (mcsquared @ Jun 7 2008, 10:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! clapping.gif Thanks Yumiko! I am so happy to hear that genistein can prevents Skin darkening! I just bought a product, Nuvafemme recommended by the Caring Pharmacist in Pavillion that contains 20mg genistein. She claims it is good for skin and period pains but I am not aware that it is also good for skin whitening! clapping.gif . That is just amazing!
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The box says, made from Non-GMO soya. Anyone knows what that means? sad.gif .


The Non-GMO Soya simply means they use Non Genetically modified soya smile.gif

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:38 PM

I noticed eating too much of papaya will cause skin become yellowish rolleyes.gif

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:47 AM

QUOTE (shinyee @ Dec 9 2008, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I noticed eating too much of papaya will cause skin become yellowish rolleyes.gif


Hi! So happy to see this topic here! Thanks Yumiko for starting this topic! I bought Thienna's Fairskin products to try. Not impressed with her Mega Sulfur Crème - it is drying and leaves a yellowish cast on my skin - no whitening sad.gif Also taking her Organic Sulfur - 3000mg cos I dun dare to eat so high dose. She claims to take 12,000mg a day of sulfur. That is a lot and she says her hair turned red! Somehow I also afraid of side effects.

I cut down on yellow/orange veges + fruits and I notice my skin not so 'tanned' looking. But no whitening… I dun think taking soya & almonds make one dark. If u gals read Da S - Mei Rong Da Wang 1, she says eating soya milk + almonds make her skin fair. So I also dunno if everything Thienna says is true!

I just try to eat as bland food as possible and not eat anything 'dark' in excess. Been 6 months already but my skin still the same! My boyfriend who is as fair as Snow White eats all the rubbish in the world (including 4-5 cups of black coffee a day, a lot of dark soya sauce food) and never get dark! So where is the skin color and food link? Maybe it is all in our genes…. Sigh...



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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:33 PM

My mother said red bean soup is good for girsl to have fair and nice skin..we drink it very often... biggrin.gif

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE (sissonne @ Jul 12 2007, 05:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i think i have lack of melanin problem. i can't get dark sad.gif
everytime under the sun, it will only turn red and not dark.
i even tried applying those tanning oil, aint working as well.

anything else to look out for?


why wanna look darker when u 've got perfectly fair skin?
many girls out there actually desire fair skin...
Fair skin looks good too especially when u r healthy... biggrin.gif