While people with very lightly pigmented skin tone sometimes use this cream on the whole face, many patients do better applying it only to the areas that are dark. This will help concentrate the medicine in the areas that need lightening.
This cream should only be used on the face. It is typically ineffective and sometimes quite irritating in other areas. Make sure the medicine doesn't get on your nails because it can cause discoloration. Likewise, keep the medicine away from your mouth and eyes to prevent side effects.