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Can you use Benzoyl Peroxide and Hydroquinone at the same time.

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I mean is it safe to use hydroquinone and benzoyl peroxide. someone told me not to, because they dont react well with each other and cause more spots. dont know if its true or not. i want to use proactiv to control acne, and hydroquinone to get rid of all of my PIH from past acne. Also, would you suggest i even use hydroquinone, or just microdermabrasion and proactiv. i heard PIH diminishes with time because of natural exfoliation or something. Basically, the question is can i use my proactiv kit (benzoyl peroxide repairing lotion) and follow up with a hydroquinone cream. will i get safe results with no backfire. And is hydroquinone even worth it (should i use microdermabrasion instead)

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no, you should not use the two together.

They do interact and actually cause worse spots.

I'd use an AHA to fade hyperpigmented areas instead if you are currently using benzoyl peroxide.

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