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My skin is dark from the sun, can I make it lighter?

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Question - (2 July 2007) 9 Answers - (Newest, 20 June 2010)
A male United States age 26-29, *adlychosen1 writes:

I have Darkish skin. I don't like it. how can i make it lighter.My real skin color is a bit lighter. I like it but how do i keep it. I live in California so the sun is pretty strong here. I've tried to stay inside and were longs sleeve shirts . Doesn't seems to work much. I wear sunscreen too. I've gotten a towel and soap and scrubbed my skin and the towel comes out a bit dirty. does tat mean my skin is burned? if it is, is there a way to clean all the areas that my body is burned at?

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (20 June 2010):

try cicatricure is a cream for scars but it also removes all the burnt skin leaving ur naturall skin color

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (15 June 2010):

um. i was wondering the same thing how can i get my regular skin color bsck. its from the sun to . but i tried using a lemon and rub it on my body that needed to be toned. they said that help too i jus did it earlier this day so when i come up her i will tell you the results as soon as posible tommorow ! i hope this works b!

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A female reader, mizproblemsolver United States +, writes (10 June 2010):

hi, yea my skin used to be realli dark. and I got it from being in the sun 24/7.but no ur skin isn't burnt

but here is how you can become lighter

1.get sum bleach and a paper towel

2.gently place a little bleach on the paper towel

3.smoothly rub it across ur face

4. once u have gotten used to the smell of the bleac, add a little more than you did before

5. dont wipe the bleach off. leave it sitting for about 30 minutes, then wipe it off

6. within the next day, ur skin should be lighter and more beautiful than ever

it worked for me

hope it helped

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A male reader, anonymous, writes (29 May 2008):

I used to be light skinned and i always go outside everyday in the sun and den i got dark like blacky doo doo. What can i do to be light back because i dont like being the darkest out of al my friends and people.

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A male reader, anonymous, writes (17 July 2007):

just stay out of the sun because i got lighter by going outside when theres sunset

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A reader, anonymous, writes (8 July 2007):

You could try some whitening creams. If your skin is uneven tone try bio oil.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (2 July 2007):

Hi love, i dont live anywere as hot as you but even on cloudy days its always good to where a sunblock, this is my secret dont tell anyone:)

To take care of your skin you have to start at a young age i did when i was 15, dont ask me why i dont remember, that was along time ago!!!!! use a facial scrub at least 3 times a week a gentle one to get rid of dead skin, and you can buy body mits for the shower or bath, use a moisturising cream bath wash and give your body a good scrub down again this gets rid of dead skin it also helps to bring the hair up on your legs for a nice smooth shave, once you have got out the bath/shower DONT DRY OFF!!!!! Also dont have the water to hot this will dry out your skin, rub a body butter all over while you are wet then dry off, then moisturise again with a good hydrating cream and then add your sun block i always use a fifty plus, you can still catch the sun even though people dont believe me... but you do a little, and you dont want to damage your skin, i wear makeup with a factor in it and also use a cream base with a factor my face does not go in the sun, OH NO!!!!! ages you really bad.... Try this it may seem time consuming but its not and it is worth it. give it time hun you should notice a difference in a few weeks... and keep it up and your skin will glow, hope this helps let me know how you get on TAKE CARE LOVE MANDY XXXXXXXXXXX

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A female reader, YummyMummy United Kingdom +, writes (2 July 2007):

YummyMummy agony auntYou can't clean a natural tan off you unless you are going to wear all your skin off. I would try using a sunblock with a higher protection like factor 50. Also avoid going on in the sun at the hottest points of the day. Just sit in the shade.


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A female reader, sexi South Africa +, writes (2 July 2007):

sexi agony auntHi,i just wanted to tell you that you should just be happy with the way that you look. God made you the way you are. Some people would be happy to have a normal face. The colour of your skin does not determine what type of person sure you are beautiful inside. Stop worrying about your skin colour because if you were meant to be lighter, you would have been made that way. Before you know it, your whole life would have passed and you would have wasted time obssesing about your skin colour instead of just being grateful that you are normal.

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