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How do skin lightening products work to whiten or bleach the skin?

Jeanine B. Downie, MD
Dermatology
Skin lightening products work by utilizing hydroquinone, a chemical that helps corrects dark spots, to make skin look more even in tone. In this video, dermatologist Jeanine Downie, MD, explains how hydroquinone works in our bodies to lighten skin.

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