How black women can lighten their body all over

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How black women can lighten their body all over
With a few ingredients women can effectively lighten their skin tones. (African hat image by Vanessa van Rensburg from

Many people can develop uneven skin tones. This can be especially present within the black community. Being in the sun and getting the occasional breakout can increase the risk of developing dark patches on the skin. If you'd like to get rid of the dark patches or uneven skin tone, home remedies can reduce the appearance of dark patches and even lighten the skin. Also, creams containing hydroquinone have been used for a long time to even skin tone, lighten skin and get rid of dark patches.

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Things you need

  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon
  • Skin moisturiser
  • Cream containing 4 per cent hydroquinone

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  1. 1

    See a skin specialist first. Your doctor may have to prescribe the hydroquinone cream. The creams that can be purchased over the county may not be effective enough for the whole body.

  2. 2

    Combine the honey, lemon juice, pinch of salt and pinch of turmeric into a small bowl. Stir with a spoon to combine thoroughly.

  3. 3

    Wash your face and body using the homemade skin lightening mixture. Do this at night before going to bed. When the mixture has dried, apply a skin moisturiser to your face and body so you don't become too dry.

  4. 4

    Wash your face with cool water in the morning. Apply the hydroquinone cream to your face and body in the morning. Apply just a very thin layer of the cream. The best cream to use is a hydroquinone cream that contains an SPF to keep your skin protected from the sun.

Tips and warnings

  • Repeat this regiment for three months. If after three months you haven't noticed an improvement, contact your skin specialist.

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