Every person would love to look beautiful and some people would do almost anything to achieve this beauty. Some people consider dark skinned not to be beautiful hence they use several types of products to lighten various parts of their body like the face, hands and legs. There are very many disadvantages of skin whitening products that people should know about before deciding to use these products.
Thinning of the skin is a condition associated with continued use of most lightening products. The condition leads to capillaries being exposed and one having severe stretch marks which are even harder for the person to remove. A person may consider using the product since they will normally look good for some time after which the damage begins to happen.
A person that has had acne problems may end up having acne scars. These scars are quite difficult to get rid off hence someone may turn to lightening creams. However, most of these creams that are bought over the counter contain steroids; they may therefore end up damaging the body more after continued use thus leaving the person with a greater problem than they had.
It is prohibited for companies in the United States to make lightening products using steroids. This is because if someone uses these products for a long time, they can lead to increase in blood sugar levels that may lead to one having diabetes. The increase in sugar levels in a person who is already diabetic can be disastrous and may even result to the death of an individual in extreme cases.
Several manufactures use mercury in making creams since mercury prevents the formation of melanin which causes the body to darken and tan. Using products containing mercury may lead to mercury poisoning that can lead to kidney damage. Mercury cannot be used in making lightening creams in United States however imported products containing mercury can be found in the market and people should be aware of this.
The whitening creams are normally used to lighten the body. There are however situations if not applied in the right way they can lead to uneven tone on wherever they are applied. This problem may be harder for someone to deal with it.
Before a person can go over the counter and request for skin whitening products they should evaluate the disadvantages of using these products. An evaluation of all the disadvantages can enable a person from making a great mistake. Such a mistake may even have led to permanent damage on an individual.
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