Lightening products are mostly available in creams or lotions, but they may also be applied to the skin. The products are not that difficult to use, but some are more effective than others. If you don't have a prescription, you may have to consult a professional. My skin is a little dark, but it is also light. My skin is the same color as my hair and is very thin and smooth. I also have fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes. The dark areas of my face are mostly due to aging and are mostly gone now. My skin is not as sensitive to the sun as other people's but I know from research I have done that the sunburns, scars and skin blemishes caused by exposure to sunlight can be a major source of problems for light skin. I try to not put too much sun on my face during the summer months. My skin is very delicate. I have the type of skin that tends to break down quickly. I don't use lotion as much as I should. I don't use much makeup either. I do use moisturizer. If I do, it's a combination with a lotion, a lot of sunscreen, and moisturizer. I'm not sure which is the best.