Although some bleaching cream are actually very good and lighten up the skin without side effects while some are terrible especially when mixed with other harsh creams like gels, paste, cols etc.
I notice that many Africans especially Kenyans and Ghanaian Ladies or women are now using bleaching cream to lighten up their skin. Some of the reasons i gathered was that it makes them beautiful, it makes their spouse love them the more without looking at other light skinned women but they fail to realize that bleaching cream may have so much side effects that affect not only the skin but the general body.
Even a matured African woman who is in her late 50s also prefers to use body lightening cream on her black skin thinking that she becomes more beautiful than ever. Some young African ladies or older women also use harsh bleaching cream to fasten up the lightening process before huge events thinking its is healthy to that.
Even some African actresses with huge fans also bleaches their skin just to look beautiful but the side effect of using bleaching cream is what we will be looking at as you read on with this post.
Does Bleaching cream Use Cause Cancer for blacks? “YES” some toning cream reacts with the black skin of many African ladies or women and after much usage may cause skin cancer. we will not only look at this question but we will look into other side effect of bleaching cream on the skin of African ladies or women.
These side effect of these bleaching creams includes;
1. Lead to Skin Cancer: The health ministry have warned people on the use of bleaching cream with dangerous chemicals because it harm the skin after a long period. If you live in some part of Africa, West Africa or if you are a black woman and you think using bleaching cream is healthy and will make you look beautiful, then i will say a capital “NO”.
Research claim that the most active bleaching cream contains hydroquinol and when it get into the skin, it is converted to hydroquinone which is one of the major cause of skin cancer. most Africans do not know that the country is classified among the tropical region with a hot climate and when the heat from the sun mixed with the hydroquinol in the lightening cream, it becomes a hydroquinone that can cause skin cancer after prolonged usage.
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2. Other type of Cancer: Apart from skin cancer, another side effect of lightening cream that many African women and ladies do not know is that bleaching cream also causes other cancerous growth like the breast cancer or lumps because of some of the chemicals they were produced from.
This occur when some ladies rub the bleaching cream on their breast area touching their nipple, this dangerous agent find it way through a small space and could cause a breast lump later as they grow older which later get developed into breast cancer.
3. Ugly: I took my time to research to get some good and confirm fact on bleaching cream on blacks and i noticed that some don’t even look fine but worse. One of the side effect most African women fail to realize for using bleaching cream is the fact they are destroying their skin with this cream which makes them ugly.
Black is beautiful if only you take care of yourself just like you are doing with the bleaching cram you use. As a lady or a housewife, you can get god body cream that are very good for the skin, there are creams you can get that makes you skin healthier, brighter and looks beautiful. Bleaching cream may not be the best option for beautiful looks but the way you manage yourself.
4. Excessive Sweating: One of the side effects of bleaching cream on the skin of women in Africa is that it causes excessive sweating. You will notice that many people bleaches their skin through just any beaching cream they found around them without knowing the ingredients.
Excessive sweating with bleaching cream occurs when the spore spaces in the skin has been expanded, clear and sweat find it way out at any slight body movement or heat. This may mark the beginning of some skin diseases like wrinkles, rashes, spots etc.
5. The Body Stinks: Some bleaching cream with harsh substances also causes body odour for some soft skin. Not only excessive sweating now, one of the side effect of using bleaching cream to lighten up your skin as a Nigerian woman is the fact that some of these cream are harsh and could cause body odour after a long period of use.
6. They Go Broke: You will be surprise at the way some black ladies beg you for money not to eat but to buy expensive bleaching cream which have some side effect on their skin. The money that was supposed to be used for good food, investments, small scale business, feeding, nice hair style will now be spent on creams. This will make them go broke and begin to beg for money and you know what that means, it can lead to some sinful act which they never bargain for.
7. Some Skin Diseases: Some African ladies, women, girls do not know the fact that most bleaching cream contains active agents which are neither too harsh for their skin nor too hot. Some results to skin diseases like eczema, small pox, skin rashes, pimples and many more. These are bad side or dangers of using bleaching cream as a woman or as a lady.
8. Rapid Ageing: One of the things that makes the skin of most black women get fast ageing signs like wrinkles, skin sagging and discoloration is the unauthorized use of any bleaching cream. It depends on the skin and some lightening cream might be too harsh for the skin and the effect of this on the skin is fast ageing.
Just as we’ve discussed in the body above, the various side effect of bleaching cream on the skin of some African women and ladies is that it causes skin diseases, skin cancer, smelling body, cancer, excessive sweating, ageing and becoming too ugly as an African woman or as a lady then you need to avoid these creams. If you can avoid these cream and you want to get lightened up, there are creams that do not contain hydroquinol and they work well.
Better still, visit your dermatologist or your doctor for more advice on the best lightening cream that may not result to problem for you. Thanks for reading.