Girls uses bleaching creams to whiten their faces.As the use of bleaching creams is an artificial and temporary method to whiten the skin there is always an after effect.. Skin whitening agents used in bleach creams are Botanical,mercury,vitamin c and hydroquinone. All these agents are toxic and have some side effects..Bleaching creams are used widely all over the world to remove dark patches from the body. The use of bleaching cream has also become a fashion to reduce normal melanin in the skin,mostly used in where white skin Color is the symbol of beauty.
ADVANTAGES OF BLEACHING CREAMS
It makes the face white,clean and attractive(strong lighting).that’s why most of the women used occasionally on special events to look more attractive and beautiful.
DISADVANTAGES OF BLEACHING CREAMS
Primary agents used in bleaching creams is hydroquinone which is dangerous to the skin and causes skin cancer.Another agent used in bleaching creams is mercury, it causes skin cancer as well if the skin is exposed to sunlight soon after using the bleaching cream.Other disadvantages are sunburns,white patches,cream reaction,black spots,rough skin ageing and stretch marks.
It is recommended to use bleach creams once in a month.You can blend bleaching creams with moisturizing lotions to avoid any side effects e.g rose water,glycerine tissue oil for better results.you should use creams that has Sun protection eg SPF,UVA and UVB.
By Uchenna Duru