Used to treat discoloration of the skin, blemishes and acne scars skin bleaching is one of the most popular skin care products in most of the countries. Every woman suffers from acne scars, blemishes or sun damages problem some time or the other and most of us are ready to do any thing to get rid of them.
The market is full of the skin whitening and skin bleaching products but aÂ lack of knowledge about the ingredients can lead to serious damagesÂ to theÂ skin.Sometimes it canÂ even affectÂ the health of the person.
Below is the list of few ingredients which can be harmfull for your skin and are commonly present in the skin bleaching/whitening creams.
1.Hydroquinone-Â Any skin bleaching cream which has over 2% of Hydroquinone can be harmful to the skin.It can lead to skin irritation, burning sensation and even cause cancer.Some people even experience darker skin when they stop using it.
2.Mercury side effects– Skin bleach creams containing mercury can be poisoning and the mercury in it can even start collecting in the cells of the body. It is toxic and once when it gets into the body it becomes impossible to flush the mercury out from the body and can even lead to liver damage and kidney failure.
3.During pregnancy– Skin bleaching can get into monther bloodstream and travel to the fetus and therefore should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
4.Carcinogenic/Mineral oil– This dry out the skin and can even to lead to premature ageing.
Other chemicals such as Parabens present in the skin bleaching cream are cancer prone.Also, Benzoyl peroxide, hydrogen peroxide or other peroxide products should not be used with skin bleaching creams, especially when using hydroquinone.
Do not trust any skin bleaching creams which come across you.Â Check out the ingredients while choosing them so that you reap benefits from it rather than suffering from any side effects.
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