You can get the results you want without harming your health with bleach creams. There are a lot of creams out there with hydroquinone which is a well known skin lightener. After years of research, it has been proven to cause harm to your health. Look it up if you don't believe me. Don't just take my word for it. A natural way to lighten your skin especially from sun exposure is to exfoliate it. Try using the face wash cloths from Oil of Olay, Neutrogena, Dove, etc. They are all the same and serve the same purpose. Use it in the morning and at night and be sure not to overscrub and hurt your skin. Use Aveeno Skin Brightening Moisturizer with SPF 15 or 30 after every wash. Your skin will shine from it's restored health. If you have hair on your face, remove it will a depilatory cream every 2 weeks or so. Sally Hansen makes a good one. Clean, hair free facial skin will appear lighter, healthy and clean. Remember, never compromise your health for beauty. There are always risks associated with these quick fix solutions. Hope this helps you and best of luck.