Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Dermatologist Reveals Nigeria As The Highest Number Of People Who Indulge In Skin Bleaching


Dr. Nike Omotoyosi, a dermatologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, says Nigeria has the highest number of people who indulge in skin bleaching. 

In her lecture entitled, "The Harmful Effects of Skin Bleaching on Tuesday at the ongoing Lenten season programme organised by the wife of Kwara State Governor, Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed, at the Government House, "the dermatologist stated that the rate of skin cancer and other kidney diseases was on the rise due to bleaching. 

"Nigeria is the foremost country where people bleach their skin in the whole world due to the negative effects of advertisements on billboards where white skinned women are portrayed as beautiful. 
"There is the misconception that only fair people are beautiful. As such, those with dark skin would want to attract the opposite sex by removing the dark spot using different chemicals to bleach," she said. Bleaching, according to her, reduces melanin, a pigment of the skin.

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