actually i apply hydroquonine cream to my lower part of my body( e.g hips etc) but it doesn't get absorb ... and i have a problem called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation... n i do take a shower before applying the cream..so i apply in the clean and dry area..bt still when i take a shower in the morning the cream comes out... what do u think the problem could be... is this cream still working on that particular area... the cream that i am currently using is PERRIGO'S hydroquonine usp 4%...
Why cream doesn't get absorbed?
Added 30 Oct 2012:
u got me ryt.this is what i am asking... actually i apply it at bedtime... n yeah when i shower the next day i see the cream in white colour... so i thought it might not have been absorbed... n this is what i am confuse about... :(actually i apply it on my bikni lines... but when i go to bathroom the next morning i see the cream... n i am using a bar soap ... n is it necessary to use any cleanser ... :(
I read that you are supposed to use a soapless cleanser before using the cream. If you are using bar soap, this may be forming a barrier keeping it from absorbing. Be sure you are using a clear cleanser that is soap free. You are supposed to apply a very thin layer then rub in well. I have read to apply twice a day but follow the directions. It might be better to apply before bedtime. If you are applying at bedtime and are concerned that when you shower the next day, you can feel and see the cream again when your skin gets wet, this is ok. It doesnt mean that the medicine didnt soak in. It is just some of the excess mixing with the water and getting "creamy" or "liquidy" again. Lots of lotions and creams will do this-it doesnt mean that they didnt soak in. It is just the fats or oils mixing with the water. The active ingredient has soaked in but they add oils and fats to make the cream easier to apply-it is what gives it the "creamy" consistency and it also softens the skin. Is this what you are wondering about? I was kind of unsure by the way you worded your question.
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