Expert Advises Bleaching Cream Users To Desist From It, Says It Causes Cancer
An expert in the study of skin and its diseases has warned against the use of bleaching creams.
According to Dr Olayinka Adeyemi, a dermatologist who resides in Lagos, bleaching creams can cause skin cancer and some other killer diseases.
He further mentioned that skin bleaching can make a person become hypertensive or diabetic.
In Adeyemi’s opinion, those who use bleaching creams believes that it makes them look more beautiful and attractive, but are ignorant of the dangers attached to it.
He also opined that bleaching creams contain some chemicals which are harmful to the skin and can also cause toxic fluid to be retained in the body.
Quoting the Dermatologist, “The steroid they use cause accumulation of fluid in the body which can cause the cushioned syndrome. In this case, they can become hypertensive and end up having a renal problem.”
“A lot of things ranging from the skin effect to systemic effect, affect people who are using hydroquinone. “When they tone, what happens is that some of these products especially the hydroquinone that is inside the product basically suppresses the melanin production.”
“It makes sure that the skin thickness is thinned out. The strength of the skin is what actually thins out which is the dermis because the skin has three layers.”
Speaking further to reporters on the issue, Adeyemi disclosed that “The dermis has the strength of about 95 percent on its own.”
“When hydroquinone is used, the dermis is what thins out, meaning that the structural support of the skin will gradually be lost.’’
The Doctor also made it known that bleaching cream users are likely to have body odor as they tend to sweat unnecessarily due to the combination of chemicals used in the production of the cream.
He also commented on the advantages of the natural skin, in his words, “We are naturally protected by the original skin; a bleached skin is prone to cancer and other diseases because the chemical used would have removed the immunity from the skin.”
“People need to be educated on how to take care of their original skin color from birth. “God has a reason for creating us the way it pleases him; we must cherish our skin, be it black, caramel, or light complexion.”
“It is lack of contentment and understanding that makes some people use various means to change their skin complexion.”
He, however, urged Nigerians to desist from the habit of bleaching their skins with the notion of becoming more beautiful or attractive.