Bleaching your skin can have a long lasting negative affect to your skin. Nevertheless bleaching has become a phenomenon in certain parts of the world especially in predominant black community.
Artists such as Byonce, Nicky Minaji, Rianna, lil kim, Sammy Sosa and Movado just to name a few, have been rumored to have gone through the process of skin bleaching. Which in turn influence our youth to imitate and they end up using faulty products.
Some of these artists have denied whitening their skin but as you can see a picture speaks a million word.
The purpose for Skin bleaching or whitening as is called is suppose to be for getting rid of the dark spots on the skin. But with so many different types of skin bleaching products on the market it has become nearly impossible to weed out a decent product.
A person can treat skin discoloration and black spots through the process of skin bleaching or whitening, but there are serious side effects through this process. In fact some of this products can cause skin cancer. Dermatologist recommend you research these products for potential side effects before applying it to your skin.
The following is a list of the side effects some of these skin bleaching or whitening products can cause.
- Increase in appetite and weight gain
- Thinning of the skin
- Dark grey spots
- swelling of the skin
- Setting down of fat on the face, Chest, Upper back and Stomach
- Skin Cancer
- Severe birth defects
- Psychiatric disorder
- Liver damage
- Severe birth defects
There is nothing safe about using skin bleaching products. In fact skin Whitening products are harmful. There are other alternatives to whitening skin.
One safer method would be to mix a tablespoon tomato juice in with a tablespoon of oatmeal along with a tablespoon of yogurt. Mix these items well until it’s paste like. Then apply to face.Leave substance on face for approximately a half hour than rinse with warm water. Tomato are filled with with vitamin C which helps the development of the skin along with its health. Tomatoes also contain bleaching components such as antioxidants.
Another safer way to whitening skin is by using besan. Mix 2 1/2 tbsp of flawless besan, 1 1/2 tbsp of milk cream, and 1 tbsp of freshly sliced lemon. Apply on face for approximately 20 minutes and than rinse with cold water due to possible irritation caused by the lemon juice. Thanks to the vitamin China and nutrients found in milk and lime your skin will shine. For best results repeat this procedure twice a week.
Remember, there is nothing wrong with wanting to obtain a lighter skin complexion. But with all those chemical packed in all of those over the counter skin Whitening can result in skin Cancer, liver damage, asthma and in some cases severe birth defects. It is better to seek out safer remedies to skin bleaching. There are plenty of homemade remedies which will accomplish what those over the counter products promise to do but do not hold up.