Before a whole week passes and I completely forget – my blog buddy Nichelle of 55 Secret Street was inspired by some of the comments left in my review of the prescription fade cream Tri-Luma.

While The Makeup Girl advises rubbing lemon on your knees and elbows, Nichelle advises sunscreen and exfoliation, and her post on the subject is informative. Check it out!

For the record, let me say that both Nichelle and The Makeup Girl are extremely knowledgeable and speak from experience.

And we all agree that applying Clorox bleach to your skin is an absolutely horrifying idea.

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TheMakeupGirl says:
January 11, 2007, 6:11 pm
HORRIFYING!!! No no no no NOOOO!
BlackHoney says:
January 11, 2007, 7:16 pm
You know what else is horrifying. Seeing typos that you hoped would only be seen on posted on another blog. I could kick myself for typing at 3:00 am. I really wish Nichelle would have corrected that for me. Oh well. That's life.
Nichelle says:
January 12, 2007, 3:33 am
@BlackHoney - Girl, do you know how many typos I type at 3 am? I have to go back and correct myself all the time! Three am typos are perfectly acceptable and understandable to me. My only concern was the bleach and the rubbing alcohol - not your typos!
Nichelle says:
January 12, 2007, 3:34 am
@BlackHoney (sorry Bella, one more thing) I try not to correct direct quotes - even comments - for the sake of accuracy.
jerseybred says:
January 12, 2007, 10:34 am
Great advice ladies, I plan on giving the lemons and sunscreen a try this season, although not together.
BlackHoney says:
January 12, 2007, 11:26 am
@Nichelle, Understood. I passed your information on to my cousins who use Clorox as a skin bleach.
Sarah says:
January 15, 2007, 5:47 pm
Hi, I'm from the UK and am desperate to give TriLuma a go but cannot get hold of it anywhere in Europe, let alone England! Can anyone out there help???? I'm not black but I have very olive skin (am part Portuguese)and can relate to the on-going nightmare of dark, uneven patches on the face. I also get dark spots which last forever after a bout of spots. Please help! Many thanks AND HOPE SOMEONE READING THIS BLOG CAN ASSIST! Sarahp x
Queenshawtii says:
January 27, 2007, 3:29 am
If you use lemon be careful to only use it at night because lemon makes you extra-sensitve to sun damage.
Afro-Dushi says:
March 7, 2007, 7:17 am
hey bella i just discovered this website and i really like it......anyways i wanted to ask a question the thing is that i have got this major problem, well its face its so much darker than the rest of my body which depressed me every single time i look in the mirror. so i have to use make up to cover up, anyhow i really hate using foundations and concealers i just hate, anyways i know some girls are gone to say 'well why dont use bleaching creams bla blah ' which i already did and as i got sensitve skin it just made it worse so i really dont know what tp do know....... i was wondering if you know something i dont that might help me ?
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