A face whitening cream is a skin-lightening product used to lighten the melanin in the skin and hyperpigmentation, such as acne scars and age spots. Face whitening creams usually contain the ingredient hydroquinone. The ... More »

Highly effective whitening creams may contain potentially harmful ingredients such as hydroquinone and mercury, reports Thomas Fuller for The New York Times. Less effective but safer ingredients include licorice and mulb... More »

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Some people in the Philippines practice skin whitening because pale skin is historically associated with wealth in Asian culture. Laborers worked outside in the sun while the aristocracy stayed inside and became paler. T... More »

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Melanin in the skin can be reduced by avoiding harmful UV rays, applying good sunscreen, following home remedy solutions for existing melanin and by eating foods rich in vitamins C, E and A. A patient experiencing issues... More »

In laser freckle removal, a laser is passed across the face and it removes the melanin in the skin. Different types of lasers are used based on the color and size of the freckles. More »

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Skin lightening products available over the counter or by prescription are used to lighten dark skin by reducing the amount of melanin produced in the skin where the product is applied. Skin lightening products, also kno... More »

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Lemon juice can provide a variety of benefits for the face, including eliminating blackheads and lightening self-tanner and age spots. Lemon juice can work as a toner to help with problem skin, and it is also excellent a... More »

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