A 17-year-old female asked:
Are there safe body scrubs and lotions for skin lightening ? i would like to get about 1 or 2 shades lighter full body .
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 44 years experience
If you want to...: ...Lighten your skin tone cosmetically, a variety of otc skin lighteners are available. (avoid the foreign-made ones containing mercury, which are dangerous.) if you have vitiligo and you want to permanently bleach the skin that is not affected, benoquin (monobenzone) can be prescribed by a dermatologist.
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