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Significance of Hydroquinone

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Hydroquinone: For several years now, hydroquinone has been used to treat all sorts of hyperpigmentation problems, whether it is sun-induced, post-flammatory, melasma, or effects of aging. It is a skin-lightening agent regarded as the fastest and most effective method of getting rid of hyperpigmentation by inhibiting an enzyme reaction in skin cells as well as the production of the protein associated with melanin. Safety: Controversies surround the usage of hydroquinone. Without question hydroquinone is the most successful means of treating hyperpigmentation. Nevertheless, safety issues have surfaced as a result of current medical findings, developing a great deal of queries about its usage. Some countries, such as the United Kingdom, have banned the use of hydroquinone. In more recent years, the United States has been trying…

Significance of Retinol

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Retinol is a form of Vitamin A. For dermatological use, retinol is converted to retinoic acid, which is important for skin health. It maintains normal skin health by changing genes and separating keratinocytes (immature skin cells) into mature epidermal cells. This is done by speeding up as well as increasing the skin turnover process. Thus, the shedding process is faster generating quicker results. Retinol can safely help treat acne by clearing the skin’s pores of oil and dead skin cell blockage by stimulating the regeneration of new skin cells. This can also benefit patients with sun damage, scars, as well as aging skin by stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, to uphold skin elasticity. MD Beauty Secrets offers Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 3X as…

Significance of Glycolic and Salicylic Acids

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Glycolic acid and salicylic acid are both commonly used for chemical peels, a form of chemical exfoliation. They are among the safest exfoliation and increasing skin turnover methods. A shedding agent such as benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid and salicylic acid are important in treating acne because they shed the skin ridding the clogs pores of oil and dead skin cells as well as reducing or killing bacteria such as Propionibacterium acnes, leaving the patient with smoother and vibrant skin.  Plus, they can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for maintaining skin elasticity. Signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, develop when the body cannot create sufficient collagen and elastin. Most dermatologists prefer salicylic acid to glycolic acid because of…

Significance of Benzoyl Peroxide

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Benzoyl peroxide is commonly used to treat mild to moderate acne. For severe acne it is used in addition to medications. In its more concentrated form benzoyl peroxide is a bleaching agent used to whiten teeth or dye hair. But medical studies have shown that a reduced concentration of 2.5% to 10% can turn benzoyl peroxide into a safe shedding agent to treat acne by increasing skin turnover, clearing pores of oil and dead skin cells and reducing or killing bacteria, specifically Propionibacterium acnes. At MD Beauty Secrets we provide a Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Wash and a Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Gel. The 10% wash thoroughly cleanses acne-prone skin with a special soap-free cleanser and is fortified with benzoyl peroxide for anti-bacterial protection. The 5% gel…

The Significance of Sunscreen

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The Significance of Sunscreen: People with hyperpigmentation must avoid sun or ultraviolet light exposure. It can worsen your condition, spreading and/or darkening your already dark spots, patches or blotches. What’s more, when using any type of pigment lightening agent your skin will become more sensitive to UVA and UVB rays. You must use a strong sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) at all times, specifically sunblock that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. On our website under the Protect tab we provide a selection of sunscreen moisturizers that will protect you from free radicals and UVA and UVB rays. All our sunscreens contain a high percentage of zinc oxide. In addition, our face makeup provides SPF.

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