Dr Olarewanju Falodun, the Chief Consultant Dermatologist, National Hospital, Abuja (NHA), has cautioned Nigerians against skin bleaching, saying it may result to health disorders associated with cancer, diabetes and other complications.
Falodun gave the warning in an interview with the Newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, noting that the composition of some skin-lightening products may have dire consequences on the entire body.
Recall that the Senate, on Feb. 18, directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to regulate the importation, formulation and sale of cosmetics within Nigeria, especially skin bleaching products.
Skin bleaching refers to the use of products to lighten dark areas of the skin or achieve an overall lighter complexion through the use of creams, soaps and pills, as well as professional treatments like chemical peels and laser therapy.
Some people apply skin lightener to their entire body to change…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper