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allergic reaction from hydroquinone

Question: please help me. my face turned super red when i used hydroquinone and tretinoine. its feels warm too. im afraid that it might turn dark afterwards. please tell me what to do!
Answer:

The most important thing to do is be sure to wear sunblock daily, especially if you are going to be outdoors at all. Reapply often and protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat if possible. I’m sure that your skin will calm down eventually, just give it a few days. When you are using hydroquinone as well as tretinoin it is very important to avoid sun exposure. Tretinoin makes one extremely photo-sensitive and if you do go out in the sun without protection you increase your risk for sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Best skin care wishes.

Meagan, Esthetician