Skin bleaching with monobenzone

If you’re considering using monobenzone to achieve a lighter complexion – stop. If you have already started using monobenzone and you do not have vitiligo, stop immediately. Of all the chemicals that can bleach skin, monobenzone is the worst thing anyone with normal skin can use.  And by ‘normal skin’, I mean the skin of someone without vitiligo.

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Bleaching destroyed my skin

Carlene, 35, from Kingston, Jamaica, has been “bleaching” her skin for three years. She uses skin lightening creams which are popular with many Afro-Caribbean, African and Asian people, despite repeated health warnings. Some of the products contain toxic chemicals, such as hydroquinone, which may cause skin irritation, bleaching, or even infection, when applied in excessive

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Bleaching and lightening products remain popular, but few admit to using them

Skin-bleaching products were common in the United States among African-Americans during the 1920s and 1930s. Advertisements for creams and ointments such as Bleach and Glow, Plough’s Black and White, Artra and Nadinola appeared in black publications. These, like Artra, bluntly advertised that they would offer a change, promising “lighter, lovelier skin.” By the 1950s, it

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