Anyone Experience Redness With Hydroquinone?

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I used 4% hydroquinone cream once overnight for my red/brown marks and it turned very red.

It's been 2 days since I used the cream and the redness got bit lighter but its still there.

I haven't gone outside since I used the cream and always wore suncream even at home.

So my question is will the redness completely disappear? and approx how long will it take to disappear?

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Hi Skdody,

I have used (& previously recommended) hydroquinone. But it's highly toxic. However, I've now learned there are FAR better products that are not harmful. So, I no longer recommend hydroquinone.

And it sounds like it is too strong for your skin. SO PLEASE STOP USING IT ASAP! Instead, look for quality natural, non-toxic lightening products with B3 niacinamide etc. Or you can buy pure B3 Niacinamide (i.e. from www.newdirections.com.au) and add a VERY SMALL sprinkle to a carrier oil (like grapeseed oil) and apply it to your skin evenly. Just don't get it near your lips or it will lighten them!

Buy a reputable product with a safe amount of B3. It's best not to use this alone, it is a strong product & could damage your skin otherwise. And there are other quality natural lightening products out there, so try those instead and throw away the hydroquinone!!

~ Peace ~

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Every time I've used hydroquinone, my skin turned red, too. One time it even scabbed over since the product basically burned my skin. IMO, turning red isn't a good sign. Your skin might be very sensitive like mine. There are way better ways to fade your marks than hydroquinone.

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I used 4% hydroquinone cream once overnight for my red/brown marks and it turned very red.

It's been 2 days since I used the cream and the redness got bit lighter but its still there.

I haven't gone outside since I used the cream and always wore suncream even at home.

So my question is will the redness completely disappear? and approx how long will it take to disappear?

When I had the 100%ablative CO2 smoothbeam laser done on my skin, I had hyperpigmentation from the laser for neartly 4-5 months. In that time I did a lot of experimenting with hydroquinone ,retinoids and other bleaching agents. What I have found is my redness went away faster when I applied nothing, except for a light moisturizer at night. Everything else irritated the skin and ultimately made my lasered area much more prominent.

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Thanks all. Redness was mostly all gone after 5 days. I won't be using hydroquinone anymore. I think it does more harm to my skin than good.

aquasea - I'm don't know about mederma but I have used Meladerm previously for about a year. I didn't see much improvement with it :(

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hey guys!

same thing for me

my doctor prescribed me hydroquinone cream knowing that this cream hast side effects such as redness or irritation... and last morning when i woke up redness is shown to the zone i applied cream.

I am so embarassed to go out.

How long will it take for the redness to go away?

Please i need some answers :)

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