Posts Tagged ‘side effects of skin bleaching’

Women often take great pains to seek out beauty. Women are wired to look more beautiful and to do whatever they can to keep the beauty they have and enhance it. They would change their diet, exercise faithfully, alter their lifestyles and use many beauty products to that effect. Other even change their bodies using liposuction or breast augmentation. One of the great symbols of beauty is white skin. Many women have tried and tested different ways to have lighter skin, and some choose chemical treatments. While these do show results, they may result in bodily harm in the long run if abused, due to their chemical composition. What Are These Chemicals? Hydroquinone – if a skin bleaching cream has over 2% hydroquinone, it may cause side effects like itching, or a stinging sensation. Skin may turn red where hydroquinone is applied. If discontinued, the side effects will disappear, but in France, this chemical has been banned due to cancer risks. Peroxide – peroxide products like hydrogen peroxide and benzoyl peroxide when used in conjunction with a product that has hydroquinone might not make you lighter. In fact, they might even stain your skin. Mercury – skin lightening creams with mercury should not be used for long periods because it can cause mercury poisoning. Once it accumulates with the cells of the body can cause liver damage and kidney failure. Worse, it can destroy the brain. Arsenic – another poisonous substance used in skin lightening. This chemical is used in herbicides and pesticides. With constant…