Dark Spots and Sun Damage Q&A With Dr. Murad – Part 2

Here are some of more of the most frequently asked questions about pigmentation, along with my video responses:

Does higher SPF mean that I’m getting better protection for my skin?
The ideal SPF level varies from person to person.  Most people, get all the protection they need from a 30 SPF sunscreen.  I explain in greater detail here:


What is hydroquinone?
Hydroquinone is an FDA approved skin lightener that has become the gold standard for the management of pigmentation.  It has unique properties that I explain here:


Is hydroquinone safe?
Yes, hydroquinone has been used for decades and is a safe ingredient. Here’s my full response to this question:


Is there a difference between a post acne dark spot and an acne scar?
Yes, post acne dark spots and acne scars are two different things. Both are caused by acne but have different effects on the surface of your skin.  I explain the differences in greater detail here:

I hope you found these responses helpful.  If you have more questions about pigmentation and sun damage that aren’t covered here, feel free to add them to the comments area below or post them to my Facebook page.

Article by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, a world renowned skincare expert and founder of the Inclusive Health movement.

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