Hydroquinone 2% & RetinA... safe and/or effective?
Posted 09 August 2004 - 01:59 PM
Also how should I apply them... like which ones first n how long b4 i apply the next product
Posted 09 August 2004 - 07:23 PM
Posted 09 August 2004 - 08:09 PM
Posted 09 August 2004 - 08:21 PM
Posted 10 August 2004 - 08:03 AM
Posted 10 August 2004 - 09:14 AM
wait 5 mins
wait 30 mins (you can reduce this to 20 mins if you are pressed for time)
apply hydroquinone, then the retin-a (no need to space the two apart. i even mix the two of them together and apply them together)
Posted 10 August 2004 - 11:59 AM
But I did also want to mention to Bucktownboy that when using hydroquinone, it is an absolute MUST to also use a good sunscreen -- I know most of us are aware of this, but think it should still be empasized again.
Posted 10 August 2004 - 12:44 PM
Posted 15 August 2004 - 10:49 AM
Posted 15 August 2004 - 11:43 AM
And I absolutely did not go in the sun, or do anything I wasn't supposed to.
I'm white btw.
The other thing that freaks me out is the thought of having a rebound effect once you stop using it - ie. having your patches get darker once you stop using the hydroquinone.
Now, I'm just using glycolic acid 8% nightly. I'm not sure if that's strong enough to help with my red marks, but it should at least prepare the skin for a stronger peel, later, if I decide to do one.
Posted 15 August 2004 - 12:33 PM