Kimberly Beauty Blog
Hydroquinone: Your New Sunspot Correcting Best Friend
If you've ever checked out the ingredients of some of your anti-aging products, you may have noticed hydroquinone. This lovely little ingredient packs a powerful punch against any aging concerns you may have with your facial skin.
Hydroquinone is one of the superstar ingredients for correcting hyperpigmentation issues such as sunspots or mottled skin. It works by blocking the melanin-triggering enzymes in skin to keep changes in coloration at bay.
To use hydroquinone-infused spot treatment products, put it directly on the spot. This delivers the maximum benefits to your targeted area, and you won't waste product where it isn't needed.
One of the most important things to remember with hydroquinone products is to be adamant about your sunscreen usage. Without sunscreen, the effects of hydroquinone on your dark spots will be counteracted. Besides - and we really can't stress this enough - you should be wearing sunscreen vigilantly anyway!
If you are looking to reduce widespread mottled skin, you can seriously amplify the results you get with hydroquinone by choosing a brightener with licorice extract, arbutin, or even kojic acid.