How To Use Hydroquinone?
You should first perform an allergy test with Hydroquinone on a small spot on the skin and watch for the reactions. If you find no reactions, continue using it. For actual use, wash the spot thoroughly and apply small amount of cream and rub it well. Avoid application on the normal skin, otherwise it may lighten that skin too. Wash your hands thoroughly after application. Use any cosmetics over the skin spot once the cream dries out completely. Protect yourself from the sun.
Some people develop skin reactions and allergies known as irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. These may cause redness and itching skin. If that happens, you should consult your doctor immediately and discontinue use of hydroquinone. Avoid using any other topical cream or formulations on the same spot especially any product that contains any peroxides. Don't use this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Article created on: June 19, 2006