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A 38-year-old member asked:

I just bought clear essence complexion soap with alpha hydroxy acid. can it lighten skin?

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Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
No: Most likely will not change dark spots from sun/iflammation. Need a bleaching agent and avoid sun exposure for that. Best to coordinate with a dermatologist.
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