When the sun comes out I seem to notice a lot of women with that horrible red tinge to their skin caused by skin bleaching. I don’t know why I notice this more in summer. Maybe I pay more attention to beautiful things when the sun is shining.
When a person bleaches their skin the colour of the skin is so weird, whatever beauty these women possessed has been lost. A lot of them just have the red tinge but if they are unlucky they also have those big ugly spots.
It’s a crying shame that these products are widely available so any misguided fool can purchase them without considering the consequences. Skin bleaching damages the skin and strips away melanin leaving people looking less than beautiful.
It doesn’t help our cause when so called celebs like Vybz Kartel encourage skin bleaching by putting their name behind the damaging products.
Skin lightening creams usually contain hydroquinone, a skin bleaching agent that is banned in UK cosmetic products, as well as high doses of steroids. Some creams can make women infertile and sprout hair on their backs. Why would anybody want to risk their health to have lighter skin. Oh yes shadeism, that’s why.
We need more positive role models my people. They myth that the lighter you are the more superior you are needs to die!