I am an African American female. During the summer, I was outside a lot watching my nieces and nephew in the heat of the day, which resulted in my skin becoming darker, very dark! I used to be a med-light tan color now I am a real dark caramel color! I had planned on whitening my skin, but then summer came and that went out the window-the sun, it was too much. And I don't want to be dark! The older I get, I've noticed the darker my hair, skin, and eyes become. My hair use to be aubrun-like now it's a reddish brown, my eyes use to be a greenish color now they are more amber like, and now my skin! I can reluctantly accept the darkening of my hair and eyes, but my skin, no! Seriously, it would be greatly appriciated if you all helped me! And if any of you know how long it would take me to lighten my skin color, if I wanted to be 4-5 shades lighter. Also, please only give me recommendations of pills or soaps, and if you have used them, and what your results were.

Thank you