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Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Damian2016: 8:29am On Jan 11, 2017
Gone are the days when skin bleaching/whitening was considered a culture shock. Today, skin whitening is considered a luxury, an expensive addiction and a tool for attracting and winning over desirable members of the opposite sex. This is despite the fact that there is damning evidence and an abundance of health-related articles espousing the dangers of skin bleaching.


Skin bleaching or skin lightening is the practice of using special creams or methods on the skin to make it whiter or paler. It is a very common practice world over, although it is more common among blacks who often do it, not necessarily for its health benefits, but for the simple reason of wanting to attract potential mates.


Regardless of whether you are for or against it, there is no denying the fact that skin bleaching has come to stay. In fact, it is a multi-billion dollar industry with massive potential and an impressive annual growth rate. According to WHO, Nigeria has the largest market for bleaching creams (over 75% of Nigerian women bleach their skins!). Surprisingly, this practice is unrestricted to women alone: men, as well, are now very active participants.


Many of people bleach for different reasons, whether it's because of uneven skin tone caused acne scarring, age spots, dark circles under the eyes, some other skin condition, or whether it be for attracting potential lovers. Regardless of the reason(s) for bleaching, it is very important that it is done within the boundaries of moderation, and not abused.


Below are 6 facts you must know before you embark on that skin-bleaching joruney:

#1. Not all skin bleachings are bad: contrary to popular beliefs that skin bleaching is ONLY done by those who are morally corrupt and of low self-esteem, skin bleaching often has useful medical applications. Doctors often prescribe ( although under strict guidelines) bleaching creams for skin conditions such as melasma, hyperpigmented scars, severe acne, skin spots associated with aging, etc. And really, for sufferers of these skin conditions, skin bleaching proves a useful remedy.


#2. Your skin type determines how well your skin bleaches: Not all skins are the same. According to Fitzpatrick Classification of skin colour, there are six different skin types: type I (very fair) to type VI (very dark). What this means is this: your skin type determines how much melanin (the hormone responsible for skin colour) your skin has. This very important bacause melanin concentration is often used as a metric for determining the extent to which SAFE bleaching is practised. For example, people with skin types I to III, with small amounts of melanin, are more easily and properly bleached than people with types V or VI skin. So before you storm that pharmacy shop demanding those strange, fancy creams, do yourself the great favour of knowing your skin type: consult your dermatologist.


#3. Bleaching creams containing hydroquinone, steroids or mercury are toxic: most European countries have banned the use of hydroquinone, or mercury as active ingredients in bleaching creams. This, primarily, is due to the fact that these compounds have been found to be very toxic. Hydroquinone, the commonest bleaching agent, has been found to cause skin cancer while mercury is the deadliest of the 3, as it is known to damage the liver, brain, kidneys, immune system, heart, eyes, etc. Don't kill yourself bleaching. If you must bleach, do it right and healthy. Always check the labels of the creams you are buying, and if you see any of the 3 compounds, drop it! If you must bleach, do it well.


#4. Getting exposed to sunlight affects bleaching: it is counterproductive to overexpose yourself to sunlight when bleaching. This is because bleaching creams make your skin very sensitive to sunlight. The creams readily react with sun rays and cause severe skin damage.



#5. Use of natural bleaching products lessens the side effects: of course, you can decide to use conventional bleaching creams and still achieve similar results as the natural products. But at what cost? Conventional bleaching creams are the primary reason why the health community strongly preaches against skin bleaching. So if you must do it, go 100% natural! This is because natural skin bleachers like vitamin A, vitamin C, kojic acid, arbutin, licorice, etc are safer to use than hydroquinone or mercury-laced creams.



#6. Skin bleaching causes serious side effects: the problems associated with skin bleaching are very grave. Even more so when creams containing hydroquinone, steroids or mercury are used for very long periods of time. From skin cancer to mercury toxicity, to bleach burns, to skin thinning and allergies, to coke and fanta skin colouration, the list is endless. So just before you bleach, be aware of these potential side effects and the risks involved. This awareness of the risks, perhaps, would restrain you from abusing bleaching products and endangering your life. If you must bleach, do it according your skin's ability and need for it. Bleach responsibly!

For questions and clarifications, visit www.doctorshub.com.ng

Until another time,
Ja mata ne.


http://doctorshub.com.ng/2017/01/11/skin-bleaching-6-facts-you-must-know-before-you-start/

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Nobody: 8:33am On Jan 11, 2017
Thanks Op
But Others Say Life Aint Fair so Thats Why They Bleach.... Yellow fever people

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Damian2016: 8:36am On Jan 11, 2017
Justdulla:
Thanks Op
But Others Say Life Aint Fair so Thats Why They Bleach.... Yellow fever people

I am just hearing about that for the first time tho. Lol

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by sinaj(f): 8:37am On Jan 11, 2017
It just doesnt worth the stress.

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Damian2016: 8:40am On Jan 11, 2017
sinaj:
It just doesnt worth the stress.

Exactly! But then for many people, they just must bleach. Different strokes for different folks
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by BlackDBagba: 10:11am On Jan 11, 2017
Who cares? We love us a light skinned lady grin

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by XXLDICK(m): 3:27pm On Jan 14, 2017
MrCork don make many girls bleach grin grin

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by buygala(m): 3:27pm On Jan 14, 2017
Different strokes for different folk smiley

It's their body not mine
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Eibams60(m): 3:28pm On Jan 14, 2017
hmmm
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by adewumiopeyemi(m): 3:28pm On Jan 14, 2017
yes oo make them no tell them tongue tongue tongue tongue
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by nairaman66(m): 3:28pm On Jan 14, 2017
Our ladies high school una don hear? Yellow fever nko?
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Adonis3: 3:28pm On Jan 14, 2017
sinaj:
It just doesnt worth the stress.

Your opinion

But then, many won't agree with you

It's really worth some people's stress





#Adonis3HasSpoken
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by osjoshua(m): 3:29pm On Jan 14, 2017
fact this
fact that.
Lemme wait for 6 fact about fart..

Till then ' I comment my reserve'
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by nairaman66(m): 3:30pm On Jan 14, 2017
buygala:
Ik

osjoshua:
G

What is this?
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Nobody: 3:31pm On Jan 14, 2017
Chronic bleachers smell like rotten onions angry

I never knew how horrible bleaching was until I saw someone suffering from the side effects with my eyes.

Firstly, her skin was so discoloured and patchy. And stretched out thin and bleeding.

Or was it the stretch marks? I know stretch marks are normal amongst females but stretch marks resulting from bleaching is very different from the normal ones... thick, long and an angry shade of red.

I really pitied the lady though. Did I mention the black feet and knuckles? Sh really looked hideous sad

Say no to bleaching.

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by goatandyam: 3:32pm On Jan 14, 2017
Bleaching is good.... you go dey beautiful and beautiful and beautiful and beautiful.....




















































Until u become foolish and ugly at the same time... grin

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by emmanuel2015: 3:32pm On Jan 14, 2017
Hmmm
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Nobody: 3:34pm On Jan 14, 2017
Mitcheeeew...... Op.. Waris it naaa?
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Nobody: 3:36pm On Jan 14, 2017
Some want to bleach and be whiter than the white folks sef, then you see red veins and stretch marks.
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Afobear: 3:37pm On Jan 14, 2017
BlackDBagba:
Who cares? We love us a light skinned lady grin

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Nobody: 3:38pm On Jan 14, 2017
grin

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by osjoshua(m): 3:43pm On Jan 14, 2017
nairaman66:




What is this?

its simple Land booking
the land is 4sale though
beware of my flat head cousin Okorogrin
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by mccoy47(m): 3:44pm On Jan 14, 2017
Besides dencia who bleaching eep? undecided
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Nobody: 3:44pm On Jan 14, 2017
BlackDBagba:
Who cares? We love us a light skinned lady grin
"I" not "We". Speak for yourself

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Afobear: 3:47pm On Jan 14, 2017
Fabulocity:
They smell like rotten onions angry
and here is the no1 bleacher with her lover stupidinluv...guess what?both of them are so low esteemed that the bleach so the can befriend their dream white counterpart because the know the are really fugly and an eyesore ......still after all their bleaching the still remain ugly like other bleachers ...so i would recommend that you ℉@ggot keep off this tread with your mythomania like a leprous witch fart

Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Nobody: 3:49pm On Jan 14, 2017

Afobear:
and here is the no1 bleacher with her lover stupidinluv...guess what?both of them are so low esteemed that the bleach so the can befriend their dream white counterpart because the know the are really fugly and an eyesore ......still after all their bleaching the still remain ugly like other bleachers ...so i would recommend that you ℉@ggot keep off this tread with your mythomania like a leprous witch fart
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by agadez007(m): 3:50pm On Jan 14, 2017
fact no 7)
studies shows that 8 out of ten Yoruba women bleach
6 out of ten Yoruba men bleaches

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by eyinjuege: 3:56pm On Jan 14, 2017
To each is own.

I agree there are safer, healthier ways or products used for skin lightening. The world has shifted away from using toxic substances.

Its a multibillion dollar industry, and aside the companies producing all these beauty care products, dermatologists and cosmetologists are making their money and their clients are equally happy.

Anyway, it is important those using the creams ensure they avoid hydroquinone and mercury based products that damage the kidneys.
If you cannot read the instructions or the inscriptions on all these products to know their content, then do not use them especially those products written in Chinese or Malaysian languages you can't read.

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Nobody: 3:57pm On Jan 14, 2017
If you are black marry fair lady.. Don't go and marry black lady and born monkey.. .and vice versa. ..don't also go and born albino
Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by Nobody: 3:57pm On Jan 14, 2017
Just focus on having flawless, soft and glowing skin.
Lighter skin doesn't mean beautiful skin.

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Re: Skin Bleaching: 6 Facts You Must Know Before You Start!!! by nairaman66(m): 4:15pm On Jan 14, 2017
osjoshua:

its simple Land booking
the land is 4sale though
beware of my flat head cousin Okorogrin

Lol

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