Hydroquinone has been the gold standard in skin lightening for a long time and is effective and good for short term use if prescribed by a doctor but did you know that it can be harmful to both your skin and your health? Due to the harm it causes, many have chosen to use something other than hydroquinone to lighten hyperpigmentation or the skin long term.
Side Effects of Hydroquinone Use
If used long term and without a doctor's prescription, there are damaging side effects associated with hydroquinone use. These side effects include dark patches called ochronosis (or black or blue discoloration of the skin), skin cancer, redness, stinging, and itching of the skin, severe dryness of the skin, etc. It is even banned in some countries due to the risks associated with the use of this skin lightening chemical. Your plan of action should be to air on the side of caution with natural skin lightening products instead of chemicals that lighten the skin.
Skin Lightening Using Natural Products
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Luckily there's more than one way to lighten the skin and certainly other ways to get the results you want without using dangerous and harmful chemicals to accomplish this task. Enter natural skin lightening products :).
One of the most important things that you can do is to use products that have been around for a long time, Tonique Skin Care has been on the market for over 10 years! Make sure that the products used are from the U.S. where it can be overseen by the FDA and therefore trusted to be a safe product that is worthy of slathering all over your largest organ, your skin!
Choosing a trustworthy formula is only half the battle, it also has to be effective so that you'll see the results you're after quickly and not waste time and money. Using a more concentrated skin lightening formula for the face and body can ensure that you get rid of dark spots or other types of skin darkening and hyperpigmentation such as melasma and sun damage fast. Before applying a skin lightening cream, wash with a high quality cleanser and also, make applying sunscreen a daily habit both while using these products and for a long time afterwards.
For questions on how to lighten the skin without hydroquinone, live chat with a knowledgeable skin care expert on the Tonique site 24/7!
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