The conversation used to be – why are black people most especially women bleaching their skins to look white? many answers came out, the majority of that is centred on the feeling of less of oneself and thinking being white is the best way out. Africa as a continent is still recovering from the dilemma of slave trade after many years. But, that shouldn’t be the reason to accept the ways of other’s and neglect ours.

Narrowing all these unfortunate behaviours down to the recent developments in countries like Ghana, etc. Where pregnant women are reported to have settled on pills such as glutathione to bleach the skins of their unborn babies in recent months. The situation is alarming and very dangerous, for women to think to bleach the skins of their babies in the womb.

Mixed Supplements – glutathione, astaxanthin, biotin, vitamin c, saw palmetto etc.

The drugs though not approved by the country’s Food and Drugs Authority or even doctors are finding their ways into the country illegally in large quantities through the airport and other channels. And are on the markets, hence, the women take the pills on their own. The side effects could be very bad for both the mother and unborn babies.

Here is the long-term effect of taking such pills:

  1. Skin Cancer
  2. Allergic Reactions
  3. Kidney Failure
  4. Liver Failure

Even though, we agree with the fact that, there has been a huge revolution in certain aspects of the lives of people in the continent. There is still more to be done if we want to do away with the way we think generally and genuinely embrace the beauty in our cultures.

What do you make of this development? share your thoughts with us.

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