TRUTH ABOUT FAIRNESS CREAMS AND HOW THEY DESTROY YOUR SKIN
This cruel world categorize people in two categories one, who are fair, Clean complexioned have some glow and charm on their face
and other category is of people who are Dark, do not have any glow and charm on their face, lack confidence and avoid meeting people and world is constantly hell bent riding on their back to criticize and pull them down.
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IS IT REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ONE TO BE FAIR?
Probably yes! No fairness means- no friends, no job, no marriage and this all means-no HAPPINESS.Is it really true or just the perception of the mind?
Companies dealing in Fairness/brightness creams, lotions, face washes, serums, soaps etc etc have eaten up half of the market and has done an incredible business of more than 3000 crores...
Yes you heard it right. They have occupied more than half of the market.
When most of us see before and after pictures
we go crazy and want to look one of them. We get carried away easily. Who doesn’t want to look like a glowing bulb? Ask me.
Its not only women but men have also joined the bandwagon after John Abraham, Sharukh Khan and others have promoted fairness creams religiously on television and they even claim to give you fairness in just 10 days.
There is this fairness cream company which challenges to give you fairness in just 5 days. So what is the truth? How can one change the color of skin in just 5 days? Come on I can’t even think of changing my wardrobe in 5 days... Let alone the skin color. I thought its all in your genes.
These fairness cream companies not only promise you to give glowing bulb like fairness but also promise to enhance your complexion, remove spots,discoloration and also nourish your skin.Seriously which fairness cream gives nourishment.
So how does one get attracted to Fairness creams? What is it actually that drives a person crazy to buy such products. Is it ingredients that are mentioned on it or is it a celebrity endorsing power or is it that inner desire to become fair.
WHAT DOES A FAIRNESS CREAM DO?
Fairness creams have strong bleaching agent that helps in lightening the skin and also they contain steroids that prevent skin from secreting Melanin which is a skin coloring pigment.
WHAT IS SKIN LIGHTENING?
Skin lightening or bleaching refer to the practice of using chemical substances in an attempt to lighten skin tone or provide an even skin complexion by lessening the concentration of melanin. It’s a chemical process.
WHAT DOES IT CONTAIN?
- Fairness creams contain Hydroquinone which is a strong bleaching agent but doctor advice not to use more than 2% of hydroquinone as it can be harmful for skin.
- They contain Licorice, Kojic Acid but even these drugs need some moderation.
- Toxic metal Mercury is found in almost all the fairness creams.
- It contains steroids.
ILL EFFECTS OF FAIRNESS CREAMS:
If one uses fairness creams for a longer period of time it may cause skin rashes, irritation, kidney problems and worst of all CANCER.
Skin becomes thinner due to bleaching creams.
Every time you step out in sun your skin might have allergic reactions.
It leads to non secretion of Melanin which is actually not good for us.
It’s all TEMPORARY. So what’s the use?It's actually harmful for your skin.
So whats the Solution??????????
RESCUE:NATURAL BLEACHING AGENTS:-
Aloe vera Gel
IF YOU WANT TO LIGHTEN SKIN TONE HERE ARE SOME HOME MADE FACE PACKS:
Mix grated Raw Potato, Honey and Lemon Juice and apply on skin .Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it.
One can simply rub Cucumber Juice on face.
Mix Gram flour, Honey, Turmeric and sandalwood in equal proportions and apply on face and body.
Rub plain yoghurt on your face, it is a natural bleaching agent.
Rubbing Aloe vera gel can lighten dark spots.
For a glowing complexion, use papaya on your face and entire body before bath. Let it be for 15-20 minutes and then wash it and best is eat PAPAYA daily.
Mix oatmeal with tomato juice and apply the mixture on your face.