NEWS:TYRA BANKS EXPOSES A MOM WHO BLEACHES HER KIDS’ SKIN
On an episode of the Tyra Banks show,which aired on Tuesday of this week,Tyra Banks showcased a panel of women(dark-skinned women) who were willing to do anything to lighten their skin color. The extent to which some of the women would go to lighten their skin color was baffling to audience members. One such woman,a woman by the name of La Tasha,detests her dark skin so much so that she has her three boys on a “skin-lightening” routine.La Tasha admitted that she bleaches her three boys, ages 4, 6 and 8, every morning. She told talk show host Tyra that she didn’t want her boys to have “a bad presentation when they go to school.”
Despite the side effects that may result from skin bleaching,the women on the show were willing to go to extremes in order to appear lighter:VIA THE TYRASHOW:
…As we saw on the show, some women slather creams over their entire bodies. But is the result worth the risk — even if the risk is cancer?
Even small doses of Mercury can cause neurological damage. This concern is so great, Minnesota has outlawed cosmetics like skin lighteners that intentionally feature it. But some “mom and pop” shops carry creams with that contain extreme levels of such ingredients.
This component of many skin-bleaching techniques is also found in film developing products. (Note: Your body is a work of art, but should you treat it like a chemically processed photo in a darkroom? We think not!) The idea of using this ingredient didn’t sound good to the French, who banned it for fear of cancer risks.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
These are most commonly found in facial chemical peels, which are better known as procedures reserved for serious and infrequent skin overhauls administered by professionals. These should not be in anything you use at home regularly.
Most people hear this word and immediately think “poison,” which is exactly what arsenic is. Not something you want to find on the list of ingredients in your face cream, but that might be the case with some skin lighteners.
BCK Says:How interesting that in this day and age,while caucasians(and lighter-skinned women) are trying to darken their skin by getting tans,dark-skinned women are willing to go to any extent to lighten-up their skin color. It just goes to show that human-beings are never satified;we always want what someone else has.Or is there more to this skin-bleaching epidemic?