How Do I Reduce the Dark Skin From My Face Where I Shave?

by Resonna Shaw ; Updated September 28, 2017

Lightening up darkened skin after shaving.

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Men and women both have the same common problem when shaving – skin discoloration. Skin discoloration is where certain parts of the body are darkened. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but skin discoloration can be the 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. Also you can use lemon juice to lighten your complexion.

Lighening soaps and fade creams

Wet your face with water. Use your lightening facial soap bar such as Daggett & Ramsdell or Kojie San. Apply and lightly rub the soap into your face.

Wash the soap off your face and pat dry.

Use some lightening cream such as MD Strength or Venus Skin Lighten. Dip three fingers into the cream and rub the fingers in the areas of the face that is darkened. Continue using this method until the skin is lightened.

Using lemon to lighten the skin

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

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

Wash your face completely with water and use your favorite moisturizer.

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Resonna Shaw has been a writer since 2008, for personal enjoyment and for various websites. Shaw holds a bachelor's degree in human resources from DeVry University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Keller University.