Sunday, 16 April 2017

Some adverse effects of using bleaching the skin

Skin Bleaching has a major health concern, especially in Global Black communities, according to study. The black skin colour is healthy and very beautiful; do not bleach it ugly to skin cancer, the Point writes. According to the paper, Harmful effects of bleaching include mainly two substances which are present in these are hydroquinone and mercury. Hydroquinone is very harsh chemical present in the bleach which makes the cell of your skin completely dead and this if once happens cannot ever be repaired. Mercury, present in some of the bleaching creams is said to be dangeruos to the skin and the FDA has warned against mercury poisoning. According to WebMD, mercury is a toxic agent that can cause serious psychiatric, neurological, and kidney problems. Pregnant women who use a skin lightener with mercury can pass the mercury to their unborn child. Skin whitening, skin lightening, and skin bleaching refer to the practice of using chemical substances in an attempt to lighten skin tone or provide an even skin complexion by reducing the melanin concentration in the skin. It is in-arguably one of the effective ways to achieve a brighter and clearer skin. But, one should wary of the active ingredients skin bleaching products as these could be quite dangerous for skin. Many beauticians and doctors has pointed out that by eating healthily, exercising and using body cream rich in Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Collagen Elastin will produce more fascinating effects than applying mere bleaching creams. Research shows that chemical bleaching can lead to serious skin and health conditions which include: permanent skin bleaching, thinning of skin, uneven colour loss, leading to a blotchy appearance, redness and intense irritation, dark grey spots, skin cancer. According to, skin bleaching products (particularly those that contain hydroquinone) can make skin more vulnerable to the dangerous ultraviolet rays of the sun. A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology suggested that those who had skin issues such as acne, dermatitis and eczema were adversely affected by skin bleaching products. A study published in the International Journal of Dermatology found that bleaching creams reduced or even impaired the wound healing ability in African subjects. According to The New York Times, Once the skin stops producing melanin, patches of pink skin appear. "These patches can be treated only with skin grafts or ultra-violet light treatments." Experts have pointed out that dark patches on your skin, called ochronosis, are a possible risk of repeated skin whitening and one may also run the risk of developing leukoderma, a skin condition where certain areas of skin stop producing melanin. Dermatologists (Skin specialist) say bleaching creams with hydroquinone are safe to reduce the appearance of age spots or smaller blemishes, but only if used as directed. But other skin specialists say abusing products, for example by rubbing the product on the entire face, neck, or body can be dangerous over time, saying that there is no safe way to bleach skin beyond its natural colour. Other experts say that skin bleaching, contains toxic chemicals that are linked to weakened immune systems, organ failure, and even death. Sources: Onlymyhealth The Point:Gambia WebMD