Skin bleaching appears to be on the rise in Nigeria. In many cultures in Nigeria and around the world, the belief is that light and pale skin is desirable and signals beauty, success and wealth. This notion has been advanced by television and social media where the concept of colorism has become an evolving social issue mostly amongst young adults and more impressionable teens.
Skin bleaching has its cosmetic applications such as in the treatment of black spots, hyper pigmentation and sun damage. But when used for extended periods of time, the bleaching products become harmful and can cause such problems as skin damage, acne, stretch marks, dark knuckles, thinning of the skin,
weight gain, eye problems and kidney problems. Skin bleaching can even cause skin cancer.
There are several bleaching products on the market, but besides bleaching with creams and lotions, there are other healthy and natural ways to get your skin glowing and toned.
Drink lots of water to help keep your skin hydrated all the time.
Use high quality skin products that usually have natural and organic extracts. The cleansers, toners and moisturizers will keep your skin supple and flawless.
Try and eat a healthy and balanced diet containing lots of fruits and vegetables. These have natural anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that keep your skin toned and supple. Reduce consumption of refined foods to a minimum.
Use sun screen as much as possible, especially in the tropical weather in Nigeria.
A professional skin consultant can help you get the flawless and toned skin you desire, without the potential side effects of bleaching agents. Speak to one today.