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    Does Kojic acid help reduce acne and acne scars?

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jan 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: How is this cream used and for what.. Have it at home.. Does it reduce acne popping marks.. Also need a detail on how n when to use
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Kojic acid helps to reduce dark spots left over by acne

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I have reviewed the image. This cream contains kojic acid 2% cream. Kojic acid is a skin lightening agent because of its action on inhibition of synthesis of melanin--the pigment responsible for skin color and acne induced hyperpigmentation (PIH). Therefore this cream would of help in reducing hyperpigmentation/ dark spots left over from acne. This cream can be used once or twice daily, at the affected site.

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