These are NOT the only products that work for lightening skin. I don't claim that this is the ONLY way to do lightening of skin, and it probably isn't. But, it is a VERY popular way for many people. Some people go so far as to get a laser to do it. I don't recommend that. That would be a very dangerous procedure, especially for a light skinned person. Also, if you decide to do this, I would advise against anything that says it's not dangerous. It is very dangerous. It causes severe burns. I have a friend who has lost most of his left eyelid. And I've never seen anyone get a burn from this procedure. It is very painful, very painful. If you don't know how to do it, don't do it!
I have had severe skin lesions and a lot of other things in my body. I don't regret it, it was a good decision.
I was diagnosed with melanoma when I was 17 years old, but it was not treated. I was so scared that my life would be ruined, and I had to wait until I was 25 to have surgery to remove my skin cancer, which was removed with a laser.