A 22-year-old female asked:
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is it safe to take skin whitening products while im pregnant ?

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Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
No, it's not: Retinoids and hydroquinone creams that are used most commonly for lightening darker areas of skin are contraindicated in pregnancy. Use a sunscreen daily to protect skin and you can return to these meds after you are done breastfeeding.
Answered on May 9, 2013

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