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What are the side effects of skinlite cream?

Hello doc, I have a question regarding skinlite cream, a few of my friends have been using it wihtout doctors prescription, anyways the results seem to be really good. They did get a really lighter skin tone. My question is, Is there a way of using the cream, i mean using daily, or once a week or something like that. I am sure such a powerful bleach should have side effects, so should i be too worried about these??? Thanks in advance doc, Ron
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Hi Ron,
Skinlite cream is a strong pigmentation reducer cream and shouldn't be used without a dermatologist's prescription. It contains steroid, hydroquinone and tretinoin. Though initial effects with the cream are good but prolonged use may lead to thin dry skin with visible thread veins, acne, red irritated skin or may also lead to rebound pigmentation. It should not be used without an indication.
I would advise you instead to use proper sun protection ( use a sunscreen with SPF 50), take vitamin c supplements and use a milder pigmentation reducer like Kojic acid , liquorice or arbutin based creams as these can be used for a long period without any side effects.
Hope that helps
Take care
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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