You can whiten your skin in many ways, both artificial and natural methods are good but urgency and intensity may vary. Dark skin contain melanin, which is a pigment that protects it against UV radiations from the sun. Minimizing on too much exposure from sunlight can make your skin light and smooth. Keep protecting your skin using best sunscreen lotions and creams, hat and even walk under an umbrella while making long distances.
There are some food substances and diet that contributes to skin whitening and getting a fair complexion. Such food substances when consumed regularly can make your skin soft and smooth free from dead skin. Non oily foods with more vitamin C are recommendable. Take sufficient amount of water to keep your skin hydrated as well as carrying away accumulated chemicals and toxins.