Q: I'm a fair skin-toned Asian girl, aged 25. My neck seems to be much darker than my face and when I put foundation on my neck to match my face, it just doesnt go! I always cleanse and exfoliate my neck too. I'm getting married soon. What products are best used to lighten this area?
Alison: This can be a common problem and is often caused by dryness and a lack of oil glands on the neck area. The skin does appear darker, therefore, on facial areas. So, you need to follow an intense exfoliation and moisturising system that almost belies your age.
To step up your routine in this area, I'd recommend using Alpha-H Liquid Gold, which should help to exfoliate this area as well as lightening any dark patches. It's crucial that you use this with a rich moisturis, so follow morning and night with Alpha-H Rejuvenating Cream. However, I wouldn't necessarily apply this to the face – I'd keep this routine just for the neck area.
Also in the morning after applying Liquid Gold, I'd recommend wearing a high SPF, such as Ultrasun SPF 30, which is a once-a-day application.