The Danger Of Using Whitening Cosmetics?

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I have often changed brands of cosmetic products frequently, and now because I have often used cosmetics such as whitening creams, so my skin is always peeled off? So how do I improve my skin? Even if I stop using the product, my skin will get worse. I’m just afraid of causing skin cancer

1 Answer:

Hello Fitrianadwi, thank you for asking.


For Asian women it is true that most attractive appearance standards use benchmark skin and white body. Of course between healthy skin and white skin is not always related. Some skin whitening ingredients in cosmetics or skin care products, are dangerous ingredients if used for a long time. For example, the use of mercury and hydroquinone for skin whitening. Mercury is a type of heavy metal that can be absorbed through the skin or mucous membranes (mucosa) of the body. Mercury levels that are too high in the blood will cause toxicity, especially for the nervous system. Hydroquinone is actually safe if used in the right dosage and not for a long time. Improper use of doses and use for prolonged periods of time, cause skin damage.


Skin repair cannot be done in a short time, but must be done in stages and use several combination therapies. The skin is peeled and dry or reddened, indicating skin irritation, due to skin cell damage and loss of skin moisture. Repair is done by removing dead skin layers, providing opportunities for new skin cells to regenerate, restore the skin's normal pH and skin moisture.


You should consult with a dermatologist about this. You may have to stop using all types of skin care products that cause damage. Doctors must first assess the condition of your skin at this time, then determine what type of therapy you need. If the condition of your skin is stable it might be able to proceed to actions such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, lasers, and so on.


Try to drink 2 liters of water per day. Increase your intake of vitamins and minerals from vegetables and fruits. In the meantime, use moisturizers that are not fragrant and do not contain bleach. Use sunscreen at all times to protect from UV rays.


Hopefully this answer can help you find a solution. Regards.

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