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There are many different terms used to describe lightening. The term "lightening skin" can also refer to what happens when the skin cells that are not melanin (the pigment) get rid of these "dark" cells. This causes the skin to look lighter.
When I first learned about this term, my first reaction was one of confusion. Why would the skin be lighter if the melanin cells were not getting rid of the "dark" cells? In other words, why should the lightening be "worse" than the "darkening?" There is also a term called "follicular" that describes lightening as the follicles of the skin stop producing melanin. This is what causes lighter skin. A second name for lightening is "scleroderma," which is skin discoloration caused by a certain kind of cancer.