"I'm African American. Is there a way to get rid of dark elbows and knees?"
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 ($58; laroche-posay.us). 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 ($38; roxannerizzo.com) 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.Read MoreLess