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