Skin lighteners and Foundations: Skin bleaching chemicals usage is not recommended because one chemical particularly hydroquinone can cause ochronosis which can lead to disfiguring and irreversible blue-black lesions on skin are that is exposed to skin lighteners.
Once start using skin lighteners getting back to normal skin tone is not possible. Avoid skin lighteners with hydroquinone.
Beware of illegally imported skin lighteners. These products might have come from places where there are no strict regulations on cosmetics manufacturing. It can contain mercury, which can poison adults and children and toxic during pregnancy. Don’t buy products such products where there is no clear label or no label. Avoid products with “mercury,” “calomel,” “mercurio” or “mercurio chloride.
Similarly, while buying foundations, such as lotions, creams – look at ingredients and if the ingredients are not natural and contains most synthetic chemicals – avoid using them. Foundations are generally assessed for their potential cause of skin irritation and allergic reactions. Test a sample on your hidden skin area before buying product.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 6, 2019