LIFESTYLE WITH BERNYS-- HOW BAD IS BEING DARK SKINNED?




BENEATH THE SKIN






Life’s different shades makes the bigger picture a beautiful sight to behold and skin color cannot be excluded. Every shade is beautiful and tends to sit well with the environment individuals find themselves in be it white or black.It isn’t wrong at all to even out the skin color or give it a glow. It is however unfortunate that over time, dark skinned people are stepping into lighter skin. Beauty goes only skin deep to a lot of people these days.
The idea that a fairer skin is more appealing than a dark one is gradually leading people to the use of all sorts of products to bleach away the dark with throwbacks to show for it.
Skin whitening has become a big business with particularly intense dangers across Africa as people combine different products for faster results.

Just in case you’re in the process of bleaching away your dark skin or thinking about it, here are a few things you should know.


YOUR DARK ISNT JUST BEAUTIFUL, it is a suitable pigmentation in the high sunlight environment you find yourself in.

SKIN THINNING
Repeated use of skin whitening products can cause thinning of the skin which is associate with stretch marks, bruising, exposed capillaries and other serious skin conditions.

LOSS OF SKIN HEALING PROPERTY
The skin has an ability to regenerate cells and heal itself. Subjecting the skin continuously to heavy doses of chemicals from skin lightening products causes it to lose its healing ability, making injuries difficult to treat.

OCHRONOSIS
Creams containing hydroquinone especially, takes away the skin’s melanin, leaving the skin prone to cancer. Hydroquinone eventually causes a condition called ochronosis where a large blackish discoloration develops on the skin.

AGGRAVATED SKIN DISEASES
A study published in the British journal of Dermatology suggested that, people with skin issues such as acne, eczema, and dermatitis were adversely affected by skin bleaching products.

SUN RAY EXPOSURE
It takes some time to show complete results after bleaching hence it is usually recommended to avoid sun exposure which can be quite unavoidable here in Africa. Chemicals such as mercury and hydroquinone causes the skin to be hyper-sensitive to the sun rays.

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  1. Someone I know said, "There was nothing bad with having dark skin until guys set a 'preference standard'"

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