How to deal with after effects of skin lite cream?


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  • Use sunscreen
  • Gradually reduce usage rather than stopping immediately
  • Do not use hair wax treatments
  • Visit a dermatologist
From what I can gather Skin Lite cream as manufactured by Silhouette Dermalift contains 2% Hydroquinone (an aromatic organic compound and type of phenol which is used as a skin lightener for skin spots), 0.025% Tretinoin (the acid form of Vitamin A used as a light skin peel for skin spots, acne and wrinkles) and 0.1% Mometasone Furoate, (a mid-strength corticosteroid which is an anti-inflammatory that helps with skin inflammation and itchy skin).

Hydroquinone is often applied to skin so as to whiten or reduce the color of it. It does not have the same qualities that cause dermatitis as other chemical components do, although it is banned in Europe. This may be due to reports that hydroquinone can cause exogenous ochronosis, a blemishing malady where blotches of blue-black coloring are left on the skin.

Where tretinoin is used, it can be the cause of dryness or greater sensitivity of the skin. Other susceptible patients may also encounter redness, itching, and burning. There is a great risk of extreme sunburn when using tretinoin as it thins the outer layers of the skin. This is also why hair removal using wax is discouraged as it will remove more than hair.

Mometasone furoate (sometimes known as mometasone) is a glucocorticoid steroid and as such has to be withdrawn gradually so as to not cause withdrawal symptoms such as hypotension, fatigue, general weakness or nausea/vomiting.

Any serious concerns should be raised with a medical professional.

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