Its so alarming these days, the way girls now tend to bleach themselves with all sorts of creams.. all in the name of ‘bringing out their true colour’
The other day i was coming back from school and i saw a girl i used to know, i couldnt even recognise her, she was all ‘yellow’ ‘white’ ‘bleached’….. i’m even confused what word to use to describe what i saw….. i had to ask the person with me to confirm my suspicion… and i was right … she was the one. What the hell happened??????????????????? *we both know the answer* but i would say ‘JIK’ happened.
Everywhere you turn now you see bleached versions of people you know….why is it so? Abi is there something they have heard that we don’t know about?????? Does it increase their personal worth?? Or is it because of the guys??? I always thought that some people have preferences o, that its either you are fair or dark, not like a guy will hate you today because you are dark and love you tomorrow because you have suddenly become fair!!!!!!!!!!!!! If this is the case for you, please and please run run run away as far and
fast as your legs can carry you……
Yeah some fair people get darker because of exposure to sun but do dark complexioned people do too???? Because as ‘black’ as i am i’ve not noticed any change abi am i under a different kind of sun? *Confused face*
Some people in Africa and other places do associate a lighter complexion with prosperity and high fashion, as a result a considerable number of people in these places use products to lighten their skin tone but sometime at a high cost to their health.
Well for those who don’t know, hazardous effects of bleaching on the skin is a very important issue we must consider when selecting our cosmetics choices. Some skin lightening creams contain hydroquinone a bleaching agent, that suppresses the production of melanin, thus reducing the skin’s natural protection against damaging UV radiation. Hydroquinone penetrates the skin and may cause irreversible damage to connective tissue. A result is PREMATURE AGING. Other creams contain mercury which is another toxin. Continous use of these products can cause disfiguring rashes, unsightly blotches *coke and fanta colour* and skin so weakened that it cannot be stitched if cut.
And if the chemicals from these cosmetics are absorbed into the blood, they can damage the liver, kidney etc even causing organ failure.
Ironically, while some dark skinned people want to lighten their complexion, many fair skinned people go to great lengths to get a deep tan. *one’s meat being another’s poison*
WHO even recommends that everyone should be happy with their natural skin colour. Or better still focus on the “secret person of the heart” which unlike aging skin can IMPROVE with time…..
A word they say is enough for the wise… Some even say its half a word…
*by their knuckles you shall know them….