is Hydroquinone that bad?
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The Truth About Hydroquinone by MedicineNet.com
I personally wouldn't use it. Given, I'm well aware that a lot of people of Asian and African heritage use it for skin lightening purposes. And back in 2006 the FDA was considering banning it because it was tested in rodents and found it may act as a carinogen....and you know what that means..cancer.
Many people of color that use it for lightening the skin experience a horrific grayish cast happening to their skin if it's used. I've seen it on people and it's gross. You can look it up online but prepare yourself..it can be super gross.
Personally.. I'd just use alpha hydroxy acid like the one Acne.Org sells just on the problem areas and use a good sunscreen regularly.