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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can witch hazel, benzoic acid, benzoyl peroxide used together or separately on the face cause skin whitening or lightening of the skin permanently?

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
No: Assuming you are using these substances in the usual concentrations found in acne products they will have virtually no permanent effects. Other than from some mild exfoliating activity and removal of oils and dirt from the surface, they should have no effect on skin color or tone at all.

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Last updated Nov 18, 2018

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