Hidden Dangers Of Chronic Use Of Bleaching Creams

Hidden Dangers Of Chronic Use Of Bleaching Creams

I was walking home one day from work with a colleague. On our way, we suddenly observed a young lady waving frantically at us. She seemed to know us but at that moment from afar her face didn’t ring a bell. But as she approached us, seeing the slight confusion we were having, she immediately told us her name and where we knew her. Immediately, we recalled and exchanged pleasantries. It was no fault of

But as she approached us, seeing the slight confusion we were having, she immediately told us her name and where we knew her. Immediately, we recalled and exchanged pleasantries. It was no fault of

It was no fault of ours we could not recognize her. This was someone we knew as a dark complexioned lady but standing before us was almost a different person. She was now very fair and you could see that her knuckles and knees were darkened. There were also visible veins with reddish streaks on her forearms. The tell-tale signs of chronic use of bleaching creams.

She was now very fair and you could see that her knuckles and knees were darkened. There were also visible veins with reddish streaks on her forearms. The tell-tale signs of chronic use of bleaching creams.

Hidden Dangers Of Chronic Use Of Bleaching Creams

Many are unaware of the potential health risk of using such products. In this article, i will attempt to highlight some of them.

1. You could age prematurely.

One of the effects of prolonged use of these whitening creams is that you make yourself become an old-looking, young person. Most of these creams contain chemicals like hydroquinone and mercury. These chemicals have a way of accelerating the aging of the cells of your body. Also, using these creams for a long time will make your skin lighter. These will result

Also, using these creams for a long time will make your skin lighter. These will result to your skin having many spots and becoming wrinkled easily. You therefore look as though you were a 70 year old in a 30 year old body. No one definitely wants to look far older than he or she really is. So it’s best we avoid such creams.

2. You could be at risk of skin cancer.

The word “cancer” usually evokes fear as everyone knows it could be incurable. However, if you are the one who uses bleaching creams regularly then you could be susceptible to it. Your skin colour is as a result of a pigment called “melanin”. The sun rays that hit your skin on a very hot day is not all good.

It projects ultraviolet rays that could damage your skin. But thanks to our melanin, it helps us by sort of bouncing back such harmful rays. However, when it has been peeled off by those creams, you expose your skin to the harmful carcinogenic effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This is the reason skin cancers are more common in the white population who have very little melanin than in blacks who have a lot.

It projects ultraviolet rays that could damage your skin. But thanks to our melanin, it helps us by sort of bouncing back such harmful rays. However, when it has been peeled off by those creams, you expose your skin to the harmful carcinogenic effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This is the reason skin cancers are more common in the white population who have very little melanin than in blacks who have a lot.

This is the reason skin cancers are more common in the white population who have very little melanin than in blacks who have a lot.

3. You could become easily injured.

Your skin has a very important role of protecting you from outside injurious factors. These creams also contain compounds called steroids. These steroids can reduce the thickness of your skin. Minor accidents like hitting your hand or leg on a stationary object will result in severe cuts or bruises which ought not to be so.

Even when you have such injuries, they are likely not to heal fast due to effects of these chemicals. Your skin could permanently be scarred and also prone to acne(pimples).

Minor accidents like hitting your hand or leg on a stationary object will result in severe cuts or bruises which ought not to be so. Even when you have such injuries, they are likely not to heal fast due to effects of these chemicals. Your skin could permanently be scarred and also prone to acne(pimples).

4. You could damage your internal organs.

Prolonged use of these skin lighteners could have deleterious effects on your kidney and brain. The major culprit present in such creams is the mercury. Signs that these creams have damaged these organs include passing excessively foaming urine, swelling of your face, shaking

Signs that these creams have damaged these organs include passing excessively foaming urine, swelling of your face, shaking uncontrollable (tremors), loss of balance or having abnormal sensation at your feet. The use of such creams by pregnant women is also very unsafe. It could lead to a very underweight baby being born or even can lead to

It could lead to a very underweight baby being born or even can lead to demise in the womb. Chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes have also been linked to prolonged use of skin bleaching creams.

In view of the above health risks, I would recommend that everyone be contented with whatever skin colour you have. Furthermore, always check the constituents of any cream you want to use before buying. This will prevent you from bleaching without being aware of it. if you have comments on this article, don’t hesitate to comment and share using the social networking icons below.

This will prevent you from bleaching without being aware of it. if you have comments on this article, don’t hesitate to comment and share using the social networking icons below.

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