Top tips: the light side
Winner of this year's Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2008 Edelweiss Cheung Shu-nga shares her method for lightening skin:
'We spent more than a week on a boat trip in the Caribbean during this year's Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant. We had to do a lot of shoots under the bright sun and no matter how much sunscreen we used, many of us got very, very tanned.
'We were taught a way to make our skin brighter and more radiant again quickly. All you need is some green bean powder, fresh milk and honey. Mix them together and spread the mix evenly all over your body. Wash it off after a minute. You have to do it every night after a shower.
'I think almost half of the 12 contestants followed this homemade beauty advice and it really worked. After a while, our skin became much lighter and brighter. I also tried it on my face. The result was not as significant as on my body but it was effective too.'