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I recently purchased a fading cream at walgreens that contains hydroquinone 2%. Before using it I just want to make sure that it wont make things worse on my red marks. I heard if you use too much it can make your face bright red? Please help.

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i use palmers skin success fade cream also 2% hydroquinone..and its does wonders for my skin....ive heard bad things about hydroquinone but known of those cases were american cases..i think in those other countries they have steriod cream in the cream


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I've been using THIS product lately and I really like it. It contains 2% hydroquinone and salicylic acid. It seems that whenever I use a hydroquinone product that contains glycolic or retinol, my skin gets irritated. This stuff doesn't irritate my face at all.

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well,

my doctor told my twice while using a Hydroquinone and Retin A cream - to put a tiny tiny amount. he emphasis that, and said- if my face gets red - than i'm putting too much.

also be sure to wear a very good sunscreen.

and the common recommendation says not to use Hydroquinone for long periods of time.

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I couldn't find the palmer's cream so I bought a brand called Porcelana fading cream which I guess is the exact same thing. The first day I used a crap load and two days later my face is incredibly red cry.gif .

So only use small amounts for short periods of time?

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I couldn't find the palmer's cream so I bought a brand called Porcelana fading cream which I guess is the exact same thing.  The first day I used a crap load and two days later my face is incredibly red cry.gif .

So only use small amounts for short periods of time?

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Here are the Instructions for the night cream

Smooth a thin layer of Porcelana Nighttime Formula cream on face, arms, and body where discolorations occur.

In the morning follow with daytime formula cream with sunscreen and a protective vitamin-rich complex for daytime defense.

http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jht...304&id=prod7206


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Here are the Instructions for the night cream

Smooth a thin layer of Porcelana Nighttime Formula cream on face, arms, and body where discolorations occur.

In the morning follow with daytime formula cream with sunscreen and a protective vitamin-rich complex for daytime defense.

http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jht...304&id=prod7206

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The only negative effect of using hydroquinone on my face was that the dark marks I used to have are now lighter than my skin. Instead, of having dark marks, I now have light marks -- small marks on my face that are lighter than the rest of the skin. I guess it worked too much.

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The only negative effect of using hydroquinone on my face was that the dark marks I used to have are now lighter than my skin.  Instead, of having dark marks, I now have light marks -- small marks on my face that are lighter than the rest of the skin.  I guess it worked too much.

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I recently purchased a fading cream at walgreens that contains hydroquinone 2%.  Before using it I just want to make sure that it wont make things worse on my red marks.  I heard if you use too much it can make your face bright red?  Please help.


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Why use hydroquinone when there are other effective alternatives that are very safe like products that contain cojic acid?

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I personally use the extra strength product with kojic acid and other bleaching acids that I bought from skinlightening.com . I've been using it for a few weeks (I apply it only at nights, although it is reccomended to also apply in the morning). It works by blocking melanin production, then in the morning you apply sunblock (just a little bit) and the skin gradually gets an even tone (so far I'd say that I saw improvent between 20-50%). Also, this product seems to last for ages (you only apply a very small, tiny quantity each time) and so it is a very very economical product in the long term. Kojic acid and the other acids of the product are natural and pose no health risks.

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It's been like my fourth day using a hydroquinone product and I'm noticing that the area around the red mark isn't that irritated red looking aura around the mark. But the actual mark isn't really fading or shrinking. Is it too early to tell?

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It's been like my fourth day using a hydroquinone product and I'm noticing that the area around the red mark isn't that irritated red looking aura around the mark.  But the actual mark isn't really fading or shrinking.  Is it too early to tell?


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I tried some Hydroquinone this summer. I followed the directions to a T and didnt even use that much, I literally placed it on one spot just it try it out. The next day it looked like someone scratched that spot with a razor. The first layer of skin on the spot was non existant. I could possibly be because my skin is sensitive, but my friends have experienced similar reactions, and thier skin is way tougher than mine. However, it appears that some people have had good experiences with the stuff and thats awesome. Just be careful and if it burns, dont use it.

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