"I'm African American. Is there a way to get rid of dark elbows and knees?"ANSWER:
N.Y.C. dermatologist David Colbert who works with Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz, recommends a lightening product with kojic acid to help regulate the overproduction of melanin, which intensifies dark spots. He likes the Mela-D Serum by La Roche-Posay
). He also stresses the importance of wearing sunscreenregardless of your complexion. Makeup artist Anita Gibson who works with Thandie Newton and Gabrielle Union says, “Bronzing products like Roxanne Rizzo Bronze Glow
) are one of my favorite ways to even skin tone in a pinch. I used this one on the set of the film “Why Did I Get Married Too” on the beach scene in the Bahamas.” She says to avoid bronzers with shimmer for a purely sun-kissed, even skin tone.