I Want To Lighten My Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long does it take lemon juice to lighten skin?
    I heard that lemon juice helps to lighten skin, also lips and hair. How long will it take to see results?

    • ANSWER:
      Lips and skin? No way. Hair? Yes, if you spend a lot of time in the sun you may see some result.s

  2. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies will lighten skin, especially around facial area?
    My face is darker than the rest of my body and I want to know what I can use, that is NATURAL, that will lighten it, but just to make it back to normal.
    It's been like this for years.
    Does lemon juice lighten skin, by the way, since I know it does lighten hair? Or do potato slices or juice lighten skin also?

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't know, but definitely don't add lemon to your face it will leave you blotches / uneven skin tone & dry out the skin.

  3. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for lemon remedies to lighten skin?
    i've been looking at natural remedies to lighten skin and get rid of a tan AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL BE BEFORE I SEE RESULTS. my arms are at least 2 shades darker than the rest of my body and i want to fix that like YESTERDAY!its really embarrasing and it makes me feel like crap. also if you have any other NATURAL AND CHEAP remedies that would be great.i'm only 14 so i cant get any whitening creams or stuff like that. PLEASE HELP! IT WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED!

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  4. QUESTION:
    Homemade ways to lighten skin that really work?
    I would like to know if anyone knows a way to lighten skin? I heard lemon works but I dont know exactly what to do ? does anyone know or other ways that are natural?

    • ANSWER:
      lemon is good for black heads, but it's a bit strong.. use egg white.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk4xdYt3ick&feature=relmfu <-- this is a Michell Phan tutorial.. your skin should be softer and mine is always a bit lighter

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any simple and best home remedy to lighten skin color?
    Hello, does anyone know any simple and best home remedy to lighten skin color, by 2 shades for who is dark brown in color? Anything simple, best and fast? If you do..please help and do suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      U may like to try this. http://shapeofyourlife.com/shawny34

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you naturally lighten skin?
    I recently got a tan and I'm like 2 shades darker! Unfortunately for me, my tans never seem to go away (they never have in the past...) Are there any ways to naturally lighten skin? I don't want to use pills or anything like that.

    • ANSWER:
      use a sandalwood pack regularly.your tan will lighten soon.believe me its effective.used red sandlewood powder with little milk.apply the pack on the affected area.wash with unboiled milk when dry.you can also apply rosewater,glycerine in equal proportion to which few drops of lemon has been added,add tomato pulp optionally.apply one hr before bath.

  7. QUESTION:
    What Are Fats and Easy Ways or Products That Lighten Skin?
    Please none of that rude Michael Jackson stuff but are there any creams or stuff that lighten skin? And work?

    • ANSWER:
      try diana stalder products because they are very effective and also the people who sell their products are celebrity doctors over in the philippines and also most of their clients are celebrity... Please be aware that lots of seller selling generic products and said its from Dr Vicki Belo or Diana Stalder.. Do not be fool because the original can be found here http://www.philippineskincare.com/

  8. QUESTION:
    What the most effective way to whiten/lighten skin?
    Note:plz reply with good answers and dnt leave stupid comment either I was wondering if there is an natural way to lighten skin ..like i need a way to whiten it super quick and how can i keep it that way?

    • ANSWER:
      Use fine quality skin lightening cream, don’t ever think that all beauty products are the same…Go through reviews and consumer experiences...I’m sure you would get right solution… You can also try this video if interested http://www.youtube.com/user/SkinLighteningCream?feature=mhum#p/a/u/0/8AO3-GXZU2o .

  9. QUESTION:
    Does lemon juice really work for lightening skin?
    So I heard lemon juice lightens skin. Could I some more detail like how long should I keep it on and how much should I put on?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try this regimen for a month or two for best results.
      Slice a fresh lemon in half. Take one half, remove the seeds, and squeeze the juice into your
      favorite cleanser. For faster results, use a scrub cleanser.
      Apply lemon juice it'll help you get rid of dark spots and reduce freckles on face
      Apply half a lemon twice a day to lighten your skin tone.
      Lemon really helps also if you dip tissue in milk and put it on you face also vitamin C.
      Hope it's work.........

  10. QUESTION:
    What creams/bleach are effective to lighten skin?
    What creams/bleach are effective to lighten skin?
    I'm using one right now, but it's almost gone, and i want a new one that i can buy without paying a lot, and get quick literal results.

    • ANSWER:
      try on with "fair & lovely" its made with Kashmir Saffron. Its works for me.

  11. QUESTION:
    What can i mix with lemon juice to put on my face to lighten my skin?
    I heard that lemon juice lighten skin but can i mix it with anything to make it work faster?

    • ANSWER:
      I use lemon juice to lighten my hair but your skin is a different story. Be happy the way you are i am Italian and very white and always trying to darker.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to lighten my skin naturally?
    Any natural home remedies I can use to lighten skin preferably no lemon. The faster the remedies the better and any soaps I can make that will lighten my skin I am not allowed to buy creams gels soaps etc. I'm just a teen. Thanks guys cheers!

    • ANSWER:
      I saw this blog and I like it. Hope this will help you since it helped me a lot.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can washing your face in lemon lighten dark skin?
    I am a dark skinned girl and I would like to use home based remedies to lighten my skin. I'm not trying to go from being a 'red bone' to a 'yellow bone' girl (so to speak) but I would like to lighten my skin shade and even the tone. I've heard that using lemon as a toner or washing your face in milk can lighten skin. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it is not true.

      There are chemicals which can lighten your skin. However, they are a lot stronger than lemon juice or milk, and they are not without side effects. One effective example is hydroquinone, which has been used in many skin-whitening products, but there's a thin line between dosage that produces lightened skin and toxicity.

      No matter how dark your skin, exposure to sunlight can make it darker still, so if you avoid exposure to the sun, your skin will stay lighter, although it will never get lighter than its basic color.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to lighten skin naturally?
    Can lemon/milk help lighten skin? I've been wanting to lighten my skin naturally instead of buying bleaching cream etc. Since im 16 and parents don't know. My skin tone is like deep brown and i want to go a shade lighter like Gabrielle union's skin tone. How long will it take for results?

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon can lighten your skin tone especially when you sit outside for a bit, but be careful not to burn!
      It could take a while, and may not produce the results you want to achieve. So be careful of that factor.
      It could take anywhere from a few weeks to months.
      Good luck!
      And just remember, a smile is the best cosmetic!

  15. QUESTION:
    Tell me good homemade natural remedies to lighten the skin, especially on the face?
    I need a natural remedy (preferably homemade) to lighten skin that really works. Thank you to all the answers.

    • ANSWER:
      I heard lemon juice or lemons

  16. QUESTION:
    Does lemon really work to lighten skin?
    I've heard you should use lemon to lighten skin.

    How do you use them?
    Would limes work just the same?
    Does it work on your arms/ hands?
    How long would it take to lighten you skin from light tan to white?
    Wouldn't it just cause sunburn?

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon does in fact work to lighten your skin. From what I know, to use a lemon all you have to do is rub it in the area you want to lighten. You rub it onto your skin and let the juice sit on your skin for sometime. As you sit and wait you may experience a tingly feeling. Try not to itch or scratch the spot that is irritating you. It should work on almost anywhere on your body, arms/legs, hands/feet, etc. You would probably have to continue to rub lemon on your skin once-twice a day for about a week or two.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can VItamin E from the body shop really lighten your skin?
    I heard that vitamin e from the body shop can lighten skin. Is it true? For those who used it, how long does it take?

    • ANSWER:
      No! it can't it's just a myth. The only thing that could lighten your skin is a change to the pigment of your skin. If you have a tan though ex foliating your skin gets rid of your dead skin cells that hold your tan.

  18. QUESTION:
    what is the most fastest, and the most effective way to lighten skin color- homemade remedies!?
    Experienced people can answer. What is the best homemade remedy to lighten skin color that ACTUALLY WORKS! Please help. and till how long do I have to wait till I achieve results.

    • ANSWER:
      yes there are many remedies

  19. QUESTION:
    Does freshly squeezed lemon juice lighten skin tone and fade freckles?
    i heard lemon juice can fade freckles and lighten skin is this true? and if so how quickly does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Its true but not true THAT SHAT STINGS I have very very light freckles (Keep in mind it was in the summer I tried the lemon juice method my freckles were getting dark) I was pretty tan and it like made some parts of my face lighter then the others and it was really awkward until my tan went away. so at the same time it bleaches your freckles the rest of your skin is getting lighter too so try to rub it all over your face (well if you have LOTS of freckles then you would probably already be doing this) But lol thats my advice. I saw a difference in about 1 1/2 weeks of doing this junk v.v

  20. QUESTION:
    Can mix potato and lemon juice will it lighten skin?
    if you mix it and put it on my face will it lighten skin or just do it seperate.

    • ANSWER:
      separate i think :)

  21. QUESTION:
    what vitamins can be taken to lighten skin?
    i've heard of vitamin c to lighten skin but is there anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I was on some goth website (as you know they tend to be pale) and I came across this recipe for DIY skin bleach (don't be afraid, this recipe contains all natural ingredients and is actually good for the skin)

      What you'll need is:
      A few lemon slices
      Plain yogurt
      Milk

      Directions:
      Soak the lemon slices in milk for a couple of hours. Strain out the lemon and add the yogurt to thicken. Apply this cream to your face and body for a few hours so that the bleaching action can take effect. It would be wise to test the mixture on an area of skin that isn't your face first :P. If you react badly with excess burning or itching, rinse it off. Or you could just pop some lemon juice In a glass of milk and wash your face with it in the morning. This is useful to fend off the effects of the summer sun. Hope I could help :)

  22. QUESTION:
    Can tretinoin cream be used to lighten skin?
    Despite what it tretinoin is used for(acne) I'm led to believe that it can lighten skin because my friend says so(his mom is a skin doctor he claims). Obviously, I'm very doubtful, someone clear up this matter for meh plox!

    • ANSWER:
      When combined with another drug to lighten the skin - hydroquinone - it increases the effect of the hydroquinone. By itself it does not lighten the skin, however, it can help a little with some hyperpigmentation (i.e. freckles due to sun exposure) - but thats usually why they combine the two...

  23. QUESTION:
    Can Lemon Juice mixed with turmeric lighten the skin a few shades ?
    First off , I love my dark skin but I would like to lighten it just a few shades to make it look fresher .. Just like 2 shades ligther. I was wondering if organic lemon juice mixed with turmeric would work to lighten skin naturally ... Does it really work ? Thanks a LOT !!!

    • ANSWER:
      No, it doesn`t work at all!

      My friend found the tip of using lemon slices to lighten skin online, so we both ended up trying it.
      I didn't use turmeric or anything, but the lemon juice didn't change my skin tone, not even a little bit. My skin just felt weird.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to lighten skin one shade lighter?
    Hello!
    I'm cambodian and chinese and I had pale white skin when I was little
    But now my skin is olive-ish
    Any home remedies please?
    I don't want to be ghastly, but just one little shade lighter
    I bought Skin79 BB cream hot pink triple functions and I want my face to match my body
    I drink 8 glasses of water a day and I exercise 3 times a day for 1 hour to keep my face clear
    Does oatmeal and tomato lighten skin? Thank you!
    -Bubbi

    • ANSWER:
      What i recommend is getting a spray bottle (one that produces mist) and putting in a lot of lemon juice in it and mix it with water. Spray your body with the lemon/water spray and lay out in the sun. This takes time and doesn't work for everyone. Also, constant exfoliation removes dead skin cells, making your skin lighter.

  25. QUESTION:
    How can i lighten my skin fast?
    I dont want to use any skin lighteners so no plus i heard skin lighening cream and other skin lightening products are bad and my mom wont let me buy any. Lemon never works for me as a skin lightener i cant see any results because it works so slowly but i want to lighten skin fast. My skin looks a tone or two lighter when i take a shower then goes back to its original tone when its air dried. How can i lighten my skin really fast?

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon juice

  26. QUESTION:
    How long does lemon take to lighten skin?
    And any other good remedies to lighten dark skin? Particularly on back, between legs, underarms and neck?

    • ANSWER:
      How long does it take for your skin to lighten using lemon juice?
      Until a cold day in hell.

      If that was true, MJ would have known about it. He would be still alive today!!!

      Also the price of lemons would have jumped like Gold per pound.! As I speak, lemons are still selling 3 for .00.

      Stay out of the sun. At least 90% of your day.

      The FDA have banned 23 more whitening products. Google it. About 17,600,000 results.
      The reason cited for the proposed ban is that studies in rodents show "some evidence" that hydroquinone may act as a carcinogen or cancer-causing chemical, although its cancer-causing properties have yet to be proved in humans. Hydroquinone also has been linked with the medical condition known as ochronosis in which the skin becomes dark and thick. Dome-shaped yellowish spots and grayish-brown spots also are observed in ochronosis among black women and men in South Africa, Britain, and the U.S. Ochronosis has been observed in conjunction with hydroquinone use even in persons who have used hydroquinone-containing cosmetics for a short time. Some studies also report abnormal function of the adrenal glands and high levels of mercury in people who have used hydroquinone-containing cosmetics. For these reasons, hydroquinone has already been banned in Japan, the European Union, and Australia.

      Any skin-lightening products containing hydroquinone would be considered new drugs, according to the proposed FDA regulations. The products would require FDA approval before being sold to the public and would only be available with a doctor's prescription.

      Save your $$$$. that's another propaganda to make more profits. The beauty industry is a billion dollar business, and there's more & more products like that because it attracts new customers, because NOW suddenly people are waking up . . . the sun is more damaging than ever, but the damaged is done, so they're looking for miracles to make them pure & blemish free forever. The only best product you'll need that really works is a wide brim hat or umbrella.

      I've been protecting myself from sun exposure since age 9, with that said I still got Discoid Lupus, Google it, and it is taking 12 years to make that fade away. The secret is to avoid the sun, to get whiter skin the younger you are the better for you in the long run.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to lighten skin at home?
    I'm not extremely tan, but I want to get rid of the tan I have. What are the most effective ways to lighten skin at home? I want to lighten mostly my face and my arms. Thank you!!!

    • ANSWER:
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      Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight. Use sunscreen (20 SPF +) heavily to protect your skin and help retain its tone.
      Drink plenty of water regularly.
      Use an organic Papaya Soap particularly Likas Papaya Soap. Using it regularly will whiten your skin. Lather it to your skin for 3 minutes. It may cause dryness. If this happens, you may apply lotion after taking a bath.Base your diet on many fruits and vegetables.Wash your face to keep it clean.Use some good skin whitening cream. Lemon juice with a bit of yogurt once a day is an excellent mild bleach.Use turmeric: grind up "face turmeric" with olive oil and chickpea flour
      Pour some Milk into a bowl, grab a towel dip it in the bowl and rub it generously around your face. Milk is a natural skin bleacher.Take a vitamin supplement such as Grapeseed Extract for anti-oxidant or Fish Oil or Flaxseed Oil which contain Omega 3. It is good for the skin, hair, and nails.
      Cut a lemon into 2 halves. Rub it gently on your face and neck. Wash it after 10-20 minutes. Doing it regularly will cleanse your skin and slowly start lightening it. Exfoliate. This will get rid of the old. tanned cells and make way for new, paler cells!
      Take a look at chemical bleaches. Bleaches consist of fading creams which are common and can be purchased in most drugstores, harsher prescription skin bleaches such as hydroquinone, monobenzone . Hydroquinone is the only FDA approved skin-lightening ingredient and it literally bleaches skin. Retin-a and Tri-luma both contain tretinoin which increases the rate of cell turnover thus exfoliating pooled pigment in the epidermis.
      ........................................

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I lighten the skin above my upper lip/below my nose?
    I have medium coloured skin, but the area above my upper lip and below my nose is a lot darker than the rest of my face, which makes it look like I have a moustache! I am a teen girl, so this is awkward as men are the ones who should have moustaches! I used to have hairs there, but I take them off with hair removal creams.The colour of my skin below my nose is really noticeable and unattractive. I really don't like it, and other people have noticed, which makes me really self-concious. So, have you people got any remedies for lightening this area of skin so it evens out with the rest of my face? Please don't tell me to wear makeup to cover it (unless you have an amazing coverage routine for lightening skin), because I have already tried and it STILL looks really dark! Thanks! :) xxx
    @Shahriar: I don't pull or shave my hairs - I take them off with hair removal cream. If I just leave my hairs to grow, I'll look even more like a boy because they are very long and dark. (I can't just bleach them because they'll still be really long anyways, and I can't pluck them because the short hairs are still there and can't come off, and waxing them is expensive and only lasts a week.) Anyway, I'm asking about skin lightening remedies, not my hairs!

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem. My recomendation is lemon juice. Put it on that area every other day for 1 hour then wash it off. It works. Seriously. It takes time like alot of it (I'm using this for a month or 2 and it only got a tad lighter). But it works. Other than that i don't know. Mine still isn't gone. Also don't do it everyday and if you keep it on overnight do that once a week. Dont over do it. Its tempting but don't. Lemon is citric acid so its harmful. I overdid it once and you just need to leave it to heal.

  29. QUESTION:
    How Do You Lighten Your Skin With Lemon?
    My Arms Are Darker Than The Rest Of My Body And It Really Bothers Me . I Heard Lemon Will Help Lighten Skin ? How ? And Why? And Other Things Thatll Help Lighten Them?

    • ANSWER:
      You cant and it also wont work on your hair

  30. QUESTION:
    Can lemon juice and a tad of yogurt lighten skin?
    I read somewhere, I don't remember where though that lemon juice and a tad of yogurt applied once a day can lighten your skin. I was wondering if anyone knows if that really works, and if any one has tried it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes lemon can lighten skin but do not use it too much but I dont about yogurt never heard of it...

      Best to get Diana stalder products as it work best
      http://www.pinaybeautyproducts.com

  31. QUESTION:
    How long does lemon take to lighten skin tone?
    And any other good remedies to lighten dark skin? Particularly on back, between legs, underarms and neck?

    • ANSWER:
      it takes 1 month to see results

  32. QUESTION:
    How to lighten skin around vagina?
    I'm half white & half black so I'm pretty light skinned but the skin around my vagina is dark. I've never exposed to it sun light or anything of that nature. It really bothers me. BESIDES going to a dermatologist or doctor is their any creams or soaps that are safe to use? I heard Papaya soap lightens skin but is it safe to use down there?

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  33. QUESTION:
    Does gram flour and tumeric help lighten skin tone?
    Hi guys,
    I have been reading on a couple of sites that claim that gram flour mixed with tumeric can help lighten skin tone (not all over, i mean like on knees or underarms). Is that true, has anybody had experience?

    • ANSWER:
      yes let it dry dont rub it on the face can be rubbed off from knees ad underarms and add a little lemon to it you will see some good results and you can apply yogurt on your face as well let it massage and wash it.
      answer mine plz
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AkDQEYXmN2kva1GI2Y1OM03sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090513221430AAcYlPq

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective way to use papaya soap to lighten skin?
    I have porcelain white skin, but i wear tee shirts and tan really easily. So i bought Likas Papaya Soap to even tone all over my body, but it seem like it is taking a long time to lighten. I really want to know what is the best way to use to the soap to lighten my skin faster. I also use SPF 100+ sunscreen also. HELP!!! I DON'T WANT TO BE MULTICOLORED!!!

    • ANSWER:
      you can go to a drug store or beauty supple and get bleaching cream. use it only on the parts you want to lighten. works like a charm

  35. QUESTION:
    How to lighten skin colour without bleach?
    I don't mean to sound racist, but I want to lighten my skin colour. I don't mean like REALLY white like some people, but I have a fair tan and I want to make it lighter. You know like... Kind of like a Japanese person? Not like dark, like Indians, but like a mix of white and asian. Is there a way to lighten my skin without using bleach or makeup? I want to make it lighter without damaging it, and so that it will stay that way for a long time.

    • ANSWER:
      stay out of the sun

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural way to lighten skin tone?
    I have uneven skin tone and it's horrible. I tried skin lightning creams for months but i don't see a single difference. And i also have hyper-pigmentation. Can somebody please tell me what can i do to lighten my skin naturally and how long will it take. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin K creams are the ones docs recommend for hyperpigmentation. Which lightening cream did you use? My best friend (latina chick) used one called Monsia whitening cream because she had patchy skin from the sun and it cleared it up like in a month or two. Look that one up, it worked for her. Other things you can do is use cucumber or potato juice twice a day on your skin, that lightens up naturally but it'll take longer to see actual results. If you use lemon then mix it with tomato juice because lemon on it's own really dries out skin.

  37. QUESTION:
    Best way to lighten skin with out makeup?
    I have relatively fair skin.Is their any kind of lotion that will lighten my skin.Preferably something that is ideal for sensitive skin.And other remedy's of some sort would be much appreciated!:)
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Try some of these products from Rodan and Fields. These are the doctors who created ProActiv and now have products to help with sun damage skin and has other products for sensitive skin as well. I've tried these and really works.

      http://lawrence.myrandf.com/Shopping/Product.aspx?cid=67

      hope this helps.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to lighten skin using lemons?
    I heard that you can lighten your skin using lemons. So after you rub the lemon on to your face do you wash it off? And will limes also have the same effects as lemons do?

    • ANSWER:
      what i use is milk and lemon they work really good and will give u a clear skin and black marks will go away.

      first have 1/2 of a lemon and 3 spoons of milk mix them together and use a cotton wool to apply on face at night and let it dry. wash off in the morning.

      p.s it will smell but it works!!!

  39. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to lighten skin?
    I have this brown spot on my forehead, it looks like a birth mark, my mom said it developed when I was a baby. I tried tanning this summer and put greater SPF on it but my skin doesn't tan. i have pretty fair skin. about a year ago I tried this stuff in a tube that the lady at the drugstore said would lighten my skin but it did NOTHING. should I try a different kind? how much would it cost at a dermatologist to lighten it? it's maybe the size of my pinky nail(I'm 16 female) thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      If you want a good skin lightening cream then it'll cost you , my best friend used one called Monsia whitening cream, it worked on her. You're supposed to use creams with vitamin C in it because those are the best for lightening skin and making it soft and smooth. That cream is full of it so it works really well. She ordered it online from beyas so look on there and see if you can get some.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to lighten skin tone without whitening creams?
    I have off-white self harm scars. I've stopped, but the scars remain. The scar creams don't do anything for me, and I can't get laser scar removal. I'm already light skinned, but is there any way, without whitening creams, that I can lighten my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      i believe that you can actually use half a lemon and honey. ive even heard of using turmeric

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I lighten my olive skin?
    Ok, I really have been wanting to change my hair color, but my skin is so dark and olive that I can't find a color that wont clash with it.
    Whats a natural way to lighten skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Whoa, let's take a step back...Don't try to lighten your skin. I grew up in an all german community and my father always told me we were german but i had olive skin and brown eyes and dark hair. it made me feel like i didnt fit in, so i wanted to be white like everyone else. Then i found out we were italian on my father's side and grew to appreciate our culture and history. Olive skin is beautiful and you'll look better if you let your skin tan naturally. Instead go for some darker colors or if you want a punk look blue/purple go well with olive skin.

  42. QUESTION:
    How can I my lighten skin?
    There is this large part of uneven skin on my back. I want to make that part even with the other skin. How can I lighten skin?

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  43. QUESTION:
    How Can I Lighten My Skin Back to its Original Color?
    what works to lighten skin back to its original color.(besides staying out of the sun)
    p.s. i want to lighten my whole body, head to toe.

    • ANSWER:
      what happen??did you spend a lot of time outside??
      well, definately stay out of the sun.
      wear sunscreen,eat well,drink a lot of water, get body scrub
      and you can use cocoa butter or aveeno, which is really good,does not have any harsh chemical and it will even out your skin tone!!!

  44. QUESTION:
    HOW DO YOU LIGHTEN SKIN USING REGULAR VINEGAR AND HOW LONG DO I KEEP IT ON?
    So I want to lighten my skin a few shades and I've been using regular vinegar on my face for the last week but it isn't making a different. HOW LONG do I leave it on??? All night? Few minutes?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't lighten your skin to a shade lighter than the shade you were born with. All you can do is stay out of the sun as much as you can and "de-tan" until you reach your actual natural shade. Do not continue using vinegar; it's useless, not to mention that if it comes into contact with your hair, it will dry it out.

  45. QUESTION:
    Any cheap skin lightening products that work?
    I really want to find products that lighten skin skin effectively and quicly that wont damage my skin. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The best whitening products I know of is from this store I found online which specializes in skin whitening. They have many kinds of skin whitening products which you should definitely try.

      Skin Whitening Pills:
      http://www.bonanza.com/listings/DARK-BROWN-SKIN-BLEACHING-WHITENING-SUPPLEMENT-PILL/108035371

      Face Whitening Cream:
      http://www.bonanza.com/listings/ERASE-FACE-PIGMENTATION-LIGHTEN-DARK-SKIN-TONE-COLOR-CREAM/108038411

      Body Whitening Lotion:
      http://www.bonanza.com/listings/SNOW-WHITE-BODY-WHITENING-LIGHTENING-SKIN-TONE-CREAM-LOTION-with-spf/108256645

      Skin Whitening Soap:
      http://www.bonanza.com/listings/GET-FAIRER-SKIN-WHOLE-BODY-WHITENING-BRIGHTENING-BATH-SHOWER-SOAP/108258963

      Whitening Masks:
      http://www.bonanza.com/listings/INSTANT-DARK-SKIN-TONE-LIGHTENING-WHITENING-FACIAL-VITAMIN-C-MASK/108110667

      If you use all, I guarantee you will have extremely whiter skin!

  46. QUESTION:
    How to lighten skin on knees etc?
    I am very curious to know how to lighten your skin on your knees, elbows, armpits and other parts like in the thigh area. I have heard you can use lemon juice some say that it works but its takes forevvvverrrrr to see results and others say its not true at all. Does anyone have any 'at home' methods I could try and also any suggestions of medical products, but not to expensive and PLEASE DONT SUGGEST going to see a dermatalogist, because I don't have money to see one. thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      The basic thing about the skin around these body parts is that it layers over each other and forms multiple layering. Also the skin in these regions does not exfoliate easily and the dead cells keep accumulating over each other and that's how dirt accumulates. Prepare a paste of fresh mint leaves, add a few drops of lime water and place the coarse mixture over the darker skin regions for a few minutes. massage in circular motion for about 5 minutes replacing the mixture if essential. This will take a few weeks at least to give you a noticeable change. Also if you can handle alcohol as mentioned earlier try baking soda otherwise as it is more effective but can irate the skin to a great extent.

  47. QUESTION:
    Wat kind of natural remedies I can you use at my house besides buttermilk,lemon or lime juice to lighten skin?
    Hey i wonder what can I used to help lighten my skin fast that's natural besides lemon,buttermilk,or lime juice because I dont have them right now?Please before you judge me its for lighten something else not my whole entire body thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Sour Cream! I use it to lighten my freckles, and it works like a charm. Any sour milk product with lighten your skin.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are some skin lightening/bleach products for sensitive skin?
    I am black. What are some good products to lighten skin with my sensitive skin?

    • ANSWER:
      papaya soap and Pearl cream this helps to lighten your skin color gently.

  49. QUESTION:
    Why do people think it's so wrong to lighten skin when tanning is the same?
    for example: whites tan.
    asians lighten skin.

    why do people have problems with this?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think there is anything wrong with it. I am white skinned so I have never researched it, but can it be harmful to your skin like tanning is?

      I've noticed most actors are going with more natural looking skin these days or they are doing the spray tans.

  50. QUESTION:
    Does lemon juice work for lightening skin?
    my sister has really white skin and she uses lemon juice to lighten her skin. im adopted so does that work for darker-skinned people?? i have post-acne spots on my face and my armpits r really dark. what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      lemon juice has been used for centuries in india and middle eastern countries to help lighten skin. in my experience, while lemon juice works to a certain degree, it really ends up drying out your skin. some people can be very sensitive to the acidity in the lemon.

      you're better off using a vitamin c serum (or a lightening serum) which has been specially formulated to use on the skin. I've used in on my face for several months and have noticed a big difference on my spots and pigmentation. I don't know about underarms...


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