The best current skincare regimen for pigment problems (hydroquinone free).

Hi Dr. Irwin, I really enjoy your website! Great information about products and skin conditions. I am 32 years old and have recently developed acne on my forehead and melasma on the apples of my cheeks. This started when I stopped my birth control of 12 years (Nuvaring). Is the Skinceuticals Phloretin CF Gel okay for me to use? I am currently using a retinol cream and Lytera and wanted to incorporate a good antioxidant into my regimen. Thanks!

Here’s the link to the rationale and the products that are currently proven to make the most difference in pigment problems that are hydroquinone free. See your dermatologist if your pigment, brown spots, or melasma is longstanding and may need a course of hydroquinone, peels or lasers to improve.

Also, don’t forget the value of HATS for this –  they are a huge benefit.  🙂

Dr. I



Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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