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How to Treat Acne

Acne What is acne? The term acne is used to describe a condition that may include comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), red pimples, blemishes and even large nodules. The condition affects largely the face, and can appear also on the shoulders, back, chest, arms, and buttocks. The most common acne develops during adolescence, and for some…

Significance of Hydroquinone

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…

Significance of Retinol

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 Significance of Sunscreen

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…

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