QUESTION: How do I make my skin lighter? I have caramel skin and I’m not satisfied with the way it looks. I would like to lighten it if possible. Do you know of any homemade remedies instead of store bought products?

Tara Daniele
OK, here’s the problem with “Home Remedies” you’re talking about your FACE here and lightening it no less!!! Let me stop you right there and be brutally honest. Never…Ever…when it comes to your skin especially your face under any circumstance should you take chances! Now that being said you have options that won’t break the bank but will safely even out your skin tone and lighten area that may have Hyper-pigmentation (brown spots) or Hypo-pigmentation (light spots) Skin Rx Clinic has two products that are ideal for evening out pigment and skin tone and I believe that is what you are looking for. If you are looking to take a mild approach you can try a skin lightener. You will want to make sure it contains Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid or you are wasting your time and money. Skin Rx Clinic has a Skin lightener that works really well as a maintenance product and has 2% Hydroquinone (which is the highest you want to use without a prescription) and Kojic Acid. If you are looking for a more drastic approach you will want to look into a Lactic Acid At Home Peel. It is Pharmaceutical Grade Lactic Acid that you can use “At Home” to light the skin and pigment. It is safe and extremely effective and inexpensive. They have an Esthetician you can contact with any questions or concerns via e-mail or phone. Please look into this before you start putting “Home Made” concoctions on your face! Go to www.SkinRxClinic.com search “lightener” for the Skin Lightener with the Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid, and search “lactic” to get the information about the Lactic Acid “At Home” Peel.