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It’s Good Housekeeping’s 17th anniversary, and mommies, it’s your month, too! Enjoy meaty reads on everything relevant to you—from deliciously simple cake recipes to stories of compassion during Pope Francis’s visit.
Before you think skin whitening is an issue we naturally morena Filipinas should not concern ourselves with, hear us out. We aren't here to convince you that creamy skin the color of milk is better. We are here, however, to address the fact that, at one point in our lives, we women (regardless of skin tone) will encounter unsightly dark spots and splotches. And yes, we do mean on areas like the knees, the elbows, and the underarms.
Thankfully, you can do something about these pesky issues! Skincare experts weigh in on pressing whitening problems and give us the lowdown on what needs to be done. With body-baring season mere months away, you'd definitely want to read up and take our tips to heart--just scroll down and click through the slide show below.
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(First published in the September 2002 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines, Beauty section as "Why are my elbows dark?" Photo by Rene Mejia; adapted for use in Female Network)