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Is Hydroquinone Safe?

I get a lot of questions about hydroquinone (HQ). If you aren’t familiar, this is a skin-lightening ingredient that has been a mainstay for treating hyperpigmentation and brown spots for years. It’s applied twice a day and must be used in conjunction with daily SPF to provide continued results. It is banned in most European markets due to studies showing …

Magical Vinegar

A lot of my patients prefer practical, non-prescription remedies whenever possible. I love this no nonsense approach and I try to encourage it! Vinegar is a common under-the-sink product that can do some good work for your skin. Dilute vinegar soaks can help with mild cases of foot fungus (tinea pedis). Both white vinegar and apple cider varieties will work. …