The dangers of skin bleaching (skin whitening)

dangers of skin bleaching

The dangers of skin bleaching (skin whitening)

Despite its many health hazards, skin bleaching (also known as skin whitening) is becoming increasingly common. One of the reasons put forward for this growing phenomenon is to meet a certain standard of beauty. A vision of beauty whereby, to be beautiful, one must have the fairest skin possible.

At Beauté Herins, we are committed to offering you beauty advice and products that respect your skin. For us, being beautiful is simply being yourself. You are beautiful, don’t let anyone make you think otherwise. Find out about the dangers of skin bleaching and why you shouldn’t give in to the temptation. 

Skin bleaching: the origin of a dangerous phenomenon

Skin whitening has been a widespread phenomenon for many years, particularly in African and Asian countries. The practice began in the United States in the late 1960s. African-American textile and rubber workers discovered the potency of hydroquinone.

Used to wash jeans, this chemical substance also can lighten the skin. This was the beginning of the practice of skin whitening which, more than half a century later, has still not run out of steam.

Skin bleaching is mostly practiced in Africa and Asia, where the standard of beauty is a fair-skinned woman.

The only standard of beauty that should exist, and that Beauté Herins fights for, is your beauty. You don’t need to change who you are; you just need to take care of yourself and your skin to feel good about yourself. There are many beauty products to choose from to take care of your skin, without bleaching it.

What are the dangers of skin whitening?

The consequences of voluntary depigmentation of the skin have been a long time coming. People who practice it tend to hide them. Yet these risks are very real:

● Skin diseases: infections, stretch marks, acne, irregular pigmentation. The aim was to have a clear and uniform complexion. In most cases, these types of complications eventually arise and produce the opposite effect to the one desired.

● Serious medical consequences: diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney, and neurological complications. The list of long-term consequences of skin bleaching is very extensive. In recent years, doctors have linked it to the development of some forms of cancer.

● A psychological impact: when the expected result is not attained or when skin problems are added, many women confess to regretting their action.

Are you really willing to put your health at risk to meet a beauty standard that others are imposing on you? It’s never too late to change your mind. The dangers of skin bleaching are real.

If you are in a situation where you would like to stop using bleaching products, know that you can count on us to accompany you without any judgment. Deciding to stop is already a victory in a way. Do not hesitate to call us at 514 820 1278 for personalized advice.

We offer a wide range of products designed specifically to care for dark skin.

You can efficiently and safely treat dark spots on black skin 

Some women have found themselves in the trap of skin whitening when looking for a solution to their dark spots problem. It is entirely possible to treat this condition safely and, above all, without bleaching the skin.

INOYA Correcting Serum is a treatment for dark spots, whether they are inflammatory, hormonal or solar. It only targets areas where it detects overproduction of melanin. This explains why it only treats the spots and nothing else. There is no risk of it whitening your skin.

All IN’OYA products have been designed to take care of black and brown skin and are not intended to depigment the skin.

Don’t be impressed by people who tout the benefits of having lighter skin. You are beautiful, never doubt it!  Your skin is beautiful! Embrace it, cherish it and become your standard of beauty.

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