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23 Mar
Gambian lawmakers on Monday rejected a government proposal to lift a ban on skin-lightening products, which are widely used across Africa. Skin lightening is also practised in other parts of the world such as South Asia and the Middle East and is particularly popular among women. However, it is controversial, with many people arguing that…
skin whitening cream
23 Jun 2020
The issue of skin bleaching is one that is big business in many parts of the world and in South-East Asia for instance, there are millions of people obsessed with having a fairer complexion. A skin whitening cream Milk Lotion Whitening Skin has gone viral after images of its before and after were shared by…
30 Jan 2020
The Nigerian Association of Dermatologists (NAD) has raised concerns over the influx of skin bleaching products in the country.The professional body of medical doctors specialised in the field of dermatology: the branch of medicine concerned with disorders and care of the skin...
9 Jan 2019
In a move against skin bleaching by its citizens, the government of Rwanda has banned skin bleaching creams and soaps. The Rwandan government gave directives to officials across the country to enforce that the ban is adhered to. According to a report by CNN, the East African country is leading a campaign against skin bleaching…
25 Nov 2018
Despite life-threatening effects of skin bleaching and use of skin-lightening creams, which includes skin irritation, inflammation, skin and kidney cancers the number of Nigerians who indulge in this act is on the rise.
28 Aug 2018
Dr. Isima Sobande was in medical school when she first heard of mothers who bleached the skin of their babies. She dismissed it as an urban myth. But it wasn't long before she saw it with her own eyes. At a health centre in Lagos, a mother brought in a two-month-old infant who was crying…
11 Aug 2018
Skin bleaching in Africa is gaining popularity despite many health risks. In spite of the danger, people use toxic creams and injections and pills to become more fair, in the belief that lighter skin is a gateway to beauty and success. Ingredients may include hydroquinone, steroids, mercury and lead -- the same element that in…
21 Jul 2018
Skin whitening or bleaching is a trend that undoubtedly will not stop. Some famous celebrities have been rumoured to lighten their skin a few shades to look more fabulous. Although some people are successful in their quest for fair skin, these are reasons to deter anyone from bleaching their skin. Bleaching thins the skin Bleaching…
5 Nov 2017
'Black is beautiful', 'Made of melanin' and a lot of catchphrases have come up to change the narrative of the negative attachment to being dark skinned. Colourism exists and more recently, has come to the fore in a lot of conversations due to an ad by beauty company Nivea with their ad in Nigeria and…

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