Nigeria has a bleaching problem.
The country has been ranked as the highest consumer of bleaching products in Africa. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has recently declared a state of emergency on skin bleaching in Nigeria.
Find out how much you know about bleaching below.
#1. Skin bleaching is safe way to lighten skin complexion
#2. Skin bleaching only affects the skin, it does not have an effect on internal organs in any way.
#3. Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent used in beauty products
#4. Bleaching products thin out the skin and encourage the formation of wrinkles.
#5. Bleaching can result in kidney damage.
#6. Only women bleach
Notes on skin bleaching
- Skin bleaching is a harmful practice
- The agents in bleaching products can seep into the skin and enter the body to cause damage to internal organs
- Always check the ingredients of your beauty products. Steer clear of hydroquinone
- Bleaching is a notable cause of early skin ageing
- Studies have shown that skin bleaching is a cause of kidney failure
- Although bleaching is more common among the female gender, men also bleach. Skin bleaching is not gender specific.
Not every beauty practice is harmless. Take care of your health and avoid bleaching your skin as much as possible.
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