Question: When do you apply hydroquinone cream?

Hydroquinone is applied topically just to the hyperpigmented skin only, twice daily for 3 months, after which time many patients maintain their improvement by using it twice each week. If there has been no benefit after 3 months of treatment, then the hydroquinone should be stopped.

Do you apply hydroquinone before or after moisturizer?

Wait for the cream to fully dry before applying makeup, moisturizer, sunscreen or any other topical products. Take care when applying hydroquinone cream near the eyes, nostrils and mouth. If your melasma-affected skin is close to these areas, consider using a cotton swab to apply the cream more precisely.

When should I apply hydroquinone to routine?

Best used after toner, and before creams. Be sure to apply only in particular areas where hyperpigmentation and dark spots can be seen. Since hydroquinone is a potent ingredient, we recommend starting by using it every other day, and then every day once the skin has built a tolerance to the product.

When should I take hydroquinone day or night?

Bottiglione. Dermatologists also say that you need to use sunscreen with SPF 30 whenever you use any skin lightening cream. “I even recommend using your hydroquinone at night, to avoid any sun sensitivity,” says Dr.

What order do I apply hydroquinone?

Apply Hydroquinone in the evening after Retin-A and in the morning for 2 to 6 weeks prior to the procedure. It helps to stop the production of pigment in the skin and will help prevent the skin from hyperpigmentation (darkening of your skin) after the procedure.

How long does it take for hydroquinone to work?

It takes about four weeks on average for the ingredient to take effect. It may take several months of consistent use before you see full results. If you dont see any improvements within three months of OTC use, talk to your dermatologist.

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