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Is it okay to use makeup on your dark spots , but still use hydroquinone?

Asked by Raven Rivera 1.86K Rep.

I really don’t like them that’s why I use the Makeup. I just got the hydroquinone cream so I don’t know if I should stop with the makeup or if it’s not a problem to continue using it.

Raven Rivera answered
    Dr. Schultz 1.86K Rep.

    By all means you can use both — makeup and your hydroquinone — but apply the hydroquinone lightly just on the dark spots before applying your makeup. This way you have the benefit of concealing the dark spots while you’re fading them. I recognize there is controversy around hydroquinone, but in my opinion and 30 years of use, I believe it to be safe when used as directed. However, I do prefer newer peptide brightening technology, which I find to be more effective and does not cause any of the halo-ing effect if the bleach is applied beyond the borders of the dark spots.

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