Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 255 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!The Ivorian government has banned skin-whitening creams. According to the ministry, this is an act of health due to the lasting damages of skin whitening. “Cosmetic lightening and hygiene creams … that depigment the skin … are now forbidden,” the ministry said in a statement. The ban will apply to skin whitening creams and lotions containing mercury and its derivatives, cortisone, vitamin A or more than two percent hydroquinine, a lightening agent that is used to develop photographs. More Articles You Would Love Let These Points Guide You Choose The Best Colour Of Clothes To Compliments Your Dark Skin! VIDEO: Watch The Chale Wote Festival 2013 – Fashion, Street & Style Christian Doudouko, a member of Ivory Coast’s pharmaceutical authority, made links of skin bleaching with skin cancer and stated “The number of people with side effects caused by these medicines is really high.” Lightening products can also lead to hypertension and diabetes, said Elidje Ekra, a dermatologist at the Treichville university hospital in Abidjan. This is a bold step for Ivory Coast. In many countries in west Africa, one can hardly find admiration for skin bleaching such as Gambia, Senegal, Ghana, Benin, Niger and much more, however when it comes to Nigeria, Togo and Ivory Coast such creams are used more often. However, it is evident when reviewing most of their tv advertisements and promotions, why there is a case of admiration for everything but their natural skin tones. Its a plausible step, however it would be more magnificent to rather tackle the symptoms that lead to skin bleaching. Simply banning the cream will not tackle the disdain young girls have for their own skin, and admiration they may have for other skin tones when growing up, especially if that makes up the majority of billboards conceptual beauty ads. Let’s face it, in this age of internet, there are many way around such a ban. Read More On Cote d’Ivoire banbeautycote d'ivoiredark skinfashionivory coastlight skinnedskin bleaching Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail Nana Tamakloe Founder of FashionGHANA.com and Accra Fashion Week. I'm grateful you visited, I hope you share, subscribe and share your comments or opinions below. More For You Tialani Aurora Collection Showcased At Accra Fashion Week 2023 Proved To Be The... PICS: See All 26 Delegates For Miss World’s 2024 African Countries & Our... VIDEO: Footage Reveals A Current Chinese Afro Trend In 2024 & How They... #OOTD: Nimi Nwofor Strikes A Chord of Glamour As She Shines In Patrick... FULL VIDEO: Watch Elsa Majimbo Explains Her Fall Out With Naomi Campbell “She... Black Sherif Walks London Fashion Week As Though It’s An Achievement Whilst Ignoring... Marzuwq Muhammad Of @ai_reflections Gives Us A Taste Black Knights During The Medieval... UDefineU Redefined Fashion With Diversity And Style At Accra Fashion Week 2023 PICS: Clinton Samuel’s Big8 Models Splash The Internet With Sultry Images For Valentines... VIDEO: Watch Super Star Sudanese Model Adut Akech Revisit Kakuma Refugee Camp Where... 3 comments Ruby Latoya May 9, 2015 - 11:44 am Bold step taken by ivory Coast. the young women there should be taught to love the skin they are in, in addition to the ban so that they don’t find an alternative way of practising the same old act. Log in to Reply Ree May 13, 2015 - 3:17 pm I don’t understand how people don’t even understand that no one is going to love you any more than you love yourself. So if you don’t like looking like a black person, why would someone think higher than that for you? Are they disliking you, or are they simply agreeing with what you think of yourself? Log in to Reply John June 17, 2015 - 7:52 pm 21st Century White Racism in Africa: http://meditoris.com/2015/06/17/21st-century-white-racism-in-africa/ Log in to Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.