Nigeria has recorded the high percentage of women using skin
lightening lotions and creams. Despite the #blackisbeautiful and
#melaninpopping trending all over social media platforms encouraging
people to love their skin, there’re people who still think that the
#Lightskinned is worth it. Hence, they buy toning creams and lotions to
help them achieve the desired shade.
However, these toning creams are not without side effects.They
contain toxic elements very hazardous to the skin such as mercury a
metal that blocks the production of melanin which gives the skin its
colour, it also causes eczema, skin pigmentation and in extreme cases
Cancer and kidney failure.
My aunt who used to have the worst case of skin irritation due to use
of skin lightening products is making impressive progress in restoring
her skin to its original health using the methods I’ll be sharing soon.
It’ll be a slow process but with time and patience, the skin will
So here’s the how to
- Pay attention to diet; The things we eat affects the general health of our skin. Include more fruits and vegetables in your diet
- Replace the toning lotions; use oils- healing penetrative oils such
as coconut, virgin olive oil, castor oil, bio-oil and even butter such
as shea butter (ori ). Have in mind that patience is key on your journey
to restoring your skin, it could take a while before results from the
daily application of these oils are visible, it could take a year or six
- Take supplements; There are supplements that contain the vitamins
and minerals essential for restoring your Skin such as omega-3
supplements and collagen supplements.
- Take honey baths; Honey is a natural antioxidant and contains
antimicrobial properties that help in protecting the skin from sun-rays,
it also rejuvenates and refreshes dead skin cells. Add a spoon-full of
honey to your hot water bath and watch your skin glow.
- Drink lots of water; The benefits of water cannot be overemphasized,
it’s natural as natural gets and very essential to our survival. One of
the numerous benefits of water is that it helps clear the skin by
flushing out toxins and dirt. Start your day with a glass of water and
end your day with it. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day, you
can set alarms to help remind you, you can also take water-rich fruits
such as cucumber, watermelon, tomatoes.