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As of October 2010, Porcelena — a brand of fade cream that is applied to your face at night — has been on the market for more than 40 years. The cream fades discolorations caused by aging, acne and sun damage; it also moisturizes the skin. Children younger than 12 shouldn't use Porcelana unless directed by a doctor, and a sunscreen should be applied during the day while you use Porcelana since it can increase sensitivity to the sun.

Apply Porcelana Cream Before Bed

Wash your face with a facial wash or mild soap, warm water and a washcloth before you go to bed.

Pat your face dry with a towel.

Scoop a nickel-sized amount of Porcelana cream from the jar with your index finger.

Brush a thin, even layer of the cream on an area of your face that is discolored or has acne blemishes.

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each area of your face that has discolorations or blemishes.

Go to sleep.

Morning Follow-Up

Wash your face with a facial wash or mild soap, warm water and a washcloth when you get up in the morning.

Squeeze three nickel-sized drops of moisturizing sunscreen onto your index finger.

Apply a thin, even layer of the sunscreen over your entire face. Squeeze out a couple more drops of sunscreen if you need more lotion to cover your face.

Repeat Steps 1 through 9 every night for three months or until the discolorations and blemishes fade.

Tip

If the discolorations haven't faded after using Porcelana for three months, consult a dermatologist.

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Christa Titus

Christa Titus is a dedicated journalism professional with over 10 years writing experience as a freelancer with a variety of publications that include "Billboard" and "Radio & Records." Her writing has also been syndicated to such media outlets as the "Washington Post," the "Seattle-Post Intelligencer," the Associated Press and Reuters. Titus earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Rowan College.