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10 Beauty Myths—And The Truth Behind Them

Myth #1: Concealer is for blemishes. The Truth: Concealer is designed to lighten dark undereye circles and is not meant for blemishes. Since it is one or two shades lighter than your skintone, it will actually draw attention to the blemish. The bes...

Home Remedies to Lighten Dark Acne Spots

The embarrassing effects of acne can last long after the pimples go away. Acne can leave tender, red patches that blanch slowly or, worse, the dark purplish-brown spots that take years to fade. Acne spots happen when the pimple has healed but the mel...

Natural Ways to Lighten Dark Spots on Skin

Dark spots such as sun spots and melasma can appear on your face, hands and shoulders. Sun exposure and hormone fluctuation are among the causes. Commercial preparations exist to fade these spots, but you may be able to lighten your dark spots with w...

Hydroquinone Alternatives

Hydroquinone is an active chemical compound with the scientific name 1,4-benzendiol. It is added to ointments and creams to decrease the appearance of dark areas and spots on the skin. While hydroquinone does not bleach skin as popularly believed, it...

The Best Way to Lighten Dark Spots on Skin

Overview Dark spots on the skin are most likely a result of too much sun exposure. When skin receives an abundance of ultraviolet radiation, it reacts by overproducing the pigment melanin, which causes the dark spotting. While the spots are usually...

The Best Way to Lighten Dark Knees & Elbows

Overview When your knees and elbows are darker than the surrounding skin, it's often due to deposits of excess melanin forming areas of hyperpigmentation. This skin discoloration isn't usually a cause for alarm, since inflammation and ultraviolet l...

How to Lighten Dark Elbows & Knees

Overview Dark elbows and knees are common, according to "Braun-Falco's Dermatology," which states that dry skin and poor skin care are the most typical causes of this condition. By hydrating and caring for your skin, "Cosmetic Dermatology: Principl...

Natural Way to Lighten Dark Pigmentation

Overview When the body overproduces the pigment melanin, areas of your skin may become darker. There are several reasons this occurs, including genetics and sun exposure. Most people call these areas sun spots, age spots or liver spots. Whatever th...

How to Lighten Dark Patches on the Face

Overview Dark patches showing up on your face due to injury or acne pose a serious cosmetic concern for some. Years of sun exposure and environmental toxins play a major role in hyperpigmentation of the facial skin. It is important to get a thoroug...

How to Lighten Dark Marks on the Elbows

Overview Elbows are subject to wear and tear on a daily basis, and in time, oil and grime builds up in the small skin folds, causing dry, brown patches to appear. Although the elbows are often a forgotten part of a total skin care routine, regular...