Hydroquinone Causing Peeling and Pinkness
- Asked by Mspeculiar in the bahamas
- 4 years ago
I have used hydroquinone to lighten dark spots from previous acne, I then rubbed too hard causing my skin's top layer to come off and pus came out.
I then allowed it to heal for a while and then continued using the hydroquinone to lighten ad the spot has gotten larger and darker. My skin started peeling and has turned pink in the particular area with some darkness still present.
Advice for getting rid of the spots and pink color which I am guessing is new skin? Should I stop the hydroquinone? What should i use? Should I see a dermatologist ?
Stop the Hydroquinone
You may have developed an allergic reaction to hydroquinone. This is not uncommon. You might then use a mild corticosteroid to calm things down and then use Finacea, or an OTC product with kojic acid or licorice. I would avoid Arbutin since it has some chemical similarities to Hydroquinone.
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