Although connected with pregnancy, other factors like rapid weight increase due to muscle and fat development; teenage growth outburst; and skin getting quickly enlarged can cause stretch marks. They are not associated with any health troubles or soreness, but people find it difficult to eliminate them. Physicians and dermatologists often recommend hydroquinone cream for stretch marks. The tone of stretch marks can be effectively lessened with the help of hydroquinone creams. Hydroquinone is actually the skin-bleaching agent which is derived from benzene. Hydroquinone helps in fading out or whitening the acne scars, age spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, freckles, etc.
People suffering from stretch marks should follow some useful tips while applying hydroquinone cream for stretch marks. Before applying the hydroquinone cream on the distressed part you should cleanse your hands and distressed part with water and soap. Then use a towel to dab your skin dry. You should always begin off with a small quantity and apply additional hydroquinone cream depending on the bulk and extent of the stretch marks. Until the cream gets uniformly dispersed, massage the cream into the affected parts and also nearby skin. After applying the cream you should wash your hands with water and soap.
It is often believed that hydroquinone cream triggers sun vulnerability. Therefore, you should always try to limit sun exposure. If you encounter any adverse reactions or skin complaints like difficulty in breathing, skin discoloration, inflammation around your mouth, etc. you should immediately inform your dermatologist or a physician. You should utilize an effective sunscreen with adequate sun protection factor (SPF 30 or greater) 30 minutes before going outdoors.