Dying Inside Essay
Queen Blessing not only turned her adverse personal experience with skin lighteners into a search for real answers, but what she discovered as a Biochemist, Board Licensed Beauty Expert, and Public Health Practitioner turned her challenges into an inspiration of self-love, global wellness empowerment, …show more content…
The practice of skin lightening is now a worldwide phenomenon. For example, many women and a smaller portion of men of African descent feel that they will be more accepted in society as beautiful if their skin is fair/light, or fairer/lighter. Unfortunately, many of the skin lighteners still contain toxic ingredients that have been proven dangerous. Using a skin lightener containing any of these ingredients can be detrimental.
Hydroquinone for example, is a carcinogenic chemical and may have carcinogenic properties in large doses. Another toxic ingredient commonly being used in skin lighteners, despite the proven health hazard, is mercury because it is cheap. Mercury has been linked to the destruction of kidneys and the nervous system. No wonder, the consumption of these products causes the user to be Dying Inside slowly with every use and