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Friday, February 3, 2023

Products That Can Be Both Harmful To The Skin And Skin-Bleaching

Skin bleaching is the process of using products to make dark areas of the skin lighter or to lighten the entire complexion.

Most Skin-bleaching/toning agents have harmful effects on the skin.

Here are a few Skin-Bleaching products you need to be wary of: 

Hydroquinone 

It is a very good product for dealing with hyperpigmentation, but it can also cause great damage when used wrongly. Many people who want to have lighter skins do not do proper research on how a product should be used. 

Wrong use of hydroquinone can cause an IRREVERSIBLE condition known as OCHRONOSIS. It is advisable to use 2%-4% of hydroquinone when treating hyperpigmentation. Apply only on the affected area and not the whole body. Hydroquinone can cause kidney damage, hence it is advisable to use at max 3 months then take a break. 

Kojic Acid 

2-4% of kojic acid is the recommended percentage good for the skin. Anything above can cause sunburn and contact dermatitis (rashes, dry and itchy skin). Why add raw kojic acid in your creams?? definitely not a good idea. 

Also Read: 5 Beneficial Natural Ingredients For Skin

Steroids 

Always look out for the ingredient list before buying any products. Steroids like hydrocortisone, betamethasone etc. when used on a long term can increase skin infection and poor wound healing.   Amaka’s body seems to be glowing does not mean you should jump on what she is using. Is she using the right product? Is she using it correctly?. If you truly love your body, do not abuse steroids. 

Also Read: Nine Outstanding Skin Benefits of Shea Butter 

Most bleaching creams contain mercury. Mercury is very harmful to the body and can cause Nephrotic syndrome (kidney damage). When you come across any cream that contains mercurous chloride, calomel, mercuric, run as fast as your legs can carry you. 

Chinaza Ogbachalu
Chinaza Ogbachaluhttps://www.chinazaogbachalu.com/
My name is Chinaza Ogbachalu, and I am a writer. I have been writing news and opinion articles for five years plus and have always had a passion for storytelling. I grew up in Nigeria and graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, with a degree in linguistics and communication studies. I have written books that have been well-received by critics and readers alike. My work often focuses on culture and lifestyle, and I draw inspiration from my own experiences and observations of the world around me. As a news writer, I am responsible for researching and writing engaging and accurate news stories for our online audience. I have a strong passion for current events and am skilled at conducting interviews and gathering information from sources. I am grateful for the support of my readers and am constantly humbled by their enthusiasm for my work. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my writing.
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