How do I reduce the dark skin from my face where I shave?

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How do I reduce the dark skin from my face where I shave?
Lighten up darkened skin after shaving. (shave image by Aleksandr Lobanov from Fotolia.com)

Men and women both have the same common problem when shaving--skin discolouration. Skin discolouration is where certain parts of the body are darkened. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but skin discolouration can be a side effect of shaving your under arms, legs or face. Lightening the darkened areas of your skin after shaving with a fade cream or soap can help lighten the area. You can also use lemon juice to lighten your complexion.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Facial-lightening soap
  • Skin-lightening cream
  • Lemon or lemon juice
  • Moisturiser

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Instructions

    Skin-Lightening Soaps and Creams

  1. 1

    Wet your face with water. Apply and lightly rub the facial-lightening soap into your face.

  2. 2

    Wash the soap off your face and pat dry.

  3. 3

    Rub a skin-lightening cream on your face. Dip three fingers into the cream and rub them on the darkened areas of your face. Continue using this method until the darkened skin lightens.

    Lemon and Lemon Juice

  1. 1

    Cut a fresh lemon in half and squeeze the juice from the lemon. Mix the lemon juice and water in equal amounts together.

  2. 2

    Wash your face and apply the mixture to your face, allowing it to sit for five minutes. If you have an adverse reaction to the mixture, wash it off immediately.

  3. 3

    Wash your face completely with water and use your favourite moisturiser.

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