Are you nursing the thought of bleaching your skin? Do you know it as terrible consequences? Over the years, skin whitening or bleaching as been a burning topic in Nigeria with many people having different opinions about it. Sadly, the number of Nigerians involved in the act outweigh those kicking against it. Why wouldn't it be so when celebrities like Bobrisky, Tonto dikeh and Lil Kim are encouraging it.
Arguably, Nigeria as the highest percentage of people bleaching their skin with most of them being females. Many are ignorant of the dangers involved in skin lightening and the manufacturers/ sellers will never disclose it to you. Below are four reasons that would make you earse the thought of bleaching your skin or make you toss that skin lightening cream into the garbage can.
SKIN BLEACHING THINS THE SKIN
When you bleach your skin, it gets thin and becomes prone to skin problems like rashes and stretch marks. In a situation you cut your skin, skin bleaching makes it very difficult for the skin to heal.
SKIN BLEACHING DAMAGES THE KIDNEY AND LUNGS
Surprised right? Many skin lightening creams in the market contain mecury.Mecury is piosionous and it can sleep through the skin and damage vital organs like kidney, liver or lungs
SKIN BLEACHING CAUSES CANCER
Skin bleaching creams are made of harmful chemicals that yield out radical cells which causes cancer
SKIN BLEACHING CAUSES DIABETES
The steroids used in making skin bleaching creams can sleep through the skin thereby gaining access to the bloodstream. This will result to an increase in the blood sugar thereby resiltire to diabetes