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3 Amazing Skin Lightening Agents You Need to Add to Your Skincare

Are you struggling to get rid of your acne marks, melasma, and uneven tone? Stay with me to know about three amazing skin-lightening agents that you need to add to your skincare to fix your dark patches.

Salicylic acid:

Salicylic acid is a great exfoliator. When you use a product containing salicylic acid, it removes dead cells from your skin. It has a slight acidic effect on the skin which results in lowering inflammation and acne. Always consult your Pharmacist before using it as it can cause irritation and interacts with some prescribed medication.

3 Amazing Skin Lightening Agents You Need to Add to Your Skincare

Kojic acid

Products containing Kojic acid is known for their skin lightening effect. Kojic acid treats hyperpigmentation by inhibiting the production of melanin in our body- a pigment involves in darkening skin. So, it helps to lighten dark spots, acne scars and melasma. The cosmetic experts’ panel suggested that 1% concentration of Kojic acid is safe for cosmetic products.

3 Amazing Skin Lightening Agents You Need to Add to Your Skincare

Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a chemical agent used to lighten the dark area of skin. It is commonly used in skin lightening creams, lotions, and serums to treat dark patches, freckles, age spots, and melasma. The U.S Food and Drug Administration said that 2% over the counter hydroquinone is safe for skin use, but it must be used cautiously. It is suggested to do a patch test before using it.

 3 Amazing Skin Lightening Agents You Need to Add to Your Skincare

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dr. iqraDr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counselling and pharmaceutical care plan. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.

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