Every doctor that I consult (9 so far) recommends that I use hydroquinone to lighten my dark circles. Online research also shows that almond oil is a good lightener. I really want to try both methods without waiting for 3 months between them. I was wondering if it is safe (and perhaps even more effective) if I mix the two and apply under the eyes? would the oil make the hydroquinone ineffective if mixed together? should I apply them separately? for instance hydro half hr before the almond oil?