Here's How
To Use Hydroquinone
In Your Skincare Routine
Hydroquinone is often prescribed
to treat stubborn cases of hyperpigmentation, which is commonly caused by acne, sun spots, melasma, hormones, or trauma to the skin. Hydroquinone can be a very effective treatment when used properly, so here is how to incorporate it into your skincare routine.
Use a high-quality hydroquinone and perform a patch test to ensure your skin does not react poorly, and if you don’t react, apply a small amount of product to the affected area after cleansing your skin. It is not recommended to use this treatment beyond five months, and if you have a bad reaction or you see no progress, speak with your dermatologist.
Hydroquinone is a topical skin-lightening agent that bleaches the skin by disrupting the production of melanocytes. This treatment controls the transfer of melanin to the skin by reducing the production of melanocytes, and depending on the strength of your prescription and frequency of application, the process can take about four weeks to take effect.