There are various creams made for the purpose of getting rid of the dark spots marring the evenness of our skin. In cosmetology, dermatologists even recommend bleaching creams to patients who have skin issues.
However, most of these creams are also in the market specifically for skin lightening and bleaching under the guise of treating skin. In order to avoid scrutnity they are placed in the market as such. However, the producers of the products and the consumers are full aware of its purpose.
The thing is most people use bleaching creams without prescription and this can cause major harm to the skin. It can help to get rid of the skin discolouration and dark spots but at what costs? Some of the products available are harmful and can cause cancer of the skin. Before embarking on the journey of skin bleaching, find out it’s effects.
Harmful Effects of Skin Whitening or Bleaching
These side effects could be seen immediately depending on the cream or it could arise due to prolonged use.
– Skin cancer
– Thinning of the skin
– Neurological and kidney damage arising as a result of high mercury content in the creams
– Psychiatric disorders
– Severe birth defects
– Liver damage
People bleach for a lot of reasons and topping the list of these reasons is that they bleach to look more white. A lot of people feel being light skinned affords you better opportunity and sadly in the world we live in today. Most of this is influenced by the models used in TV commercials and videos and bill boards. This is an erroneous message and should be stopped from getting to the future generations. Appreciation of one’s self should be paramount. A good skin care regimen would give you glowing skin.
Just remember to drink lots of water to flush out toxins from the system and realize that just as there are hundreds of men who prefer lighter skinned girls, there are hundreds more that prefer darker skinned women, and even millions more that will chose a darker skinned woman over a bleached woman. Media can make you paranoid about your skin but the same trials, tribulations and rejection you face is that which all women face even if not in the open.