Imagine a five-year-old girl with black knuckles, black elbows and sun burn on her face. That is the case of a little girl I saw in church yesterday. Hello LHers!!! How was your weekend? Mine was fine, tho brief.
I walked into church on Sunday and saw a lady wearing dark shades, the type blind people wear. Frankly speaking, I thought she was blind. She came with her three kids, two boys and a girl. I guess they should be 7, 5 and 3 respectively. I looked at those kids and became sad, really sad because I was concerned about the present skin condition and the future of their skin. my God! those kids look liked ghosts (sorry to say), they looked so innocent, pale with bright eyes. I kept pondering what their mom was thinking by bleaching their skin, then I said to myself “maybe she’s blind and can’t see the effect of the cream she’s applying on her kids” but she proved me wrong when she called her daughter and gave her some sweets. I turned to look at her very well and what I saw made me understand that are kids are the way they are because she uses her body cream for them. You guys need to see this lady’s feet SMH. Do you think those kids will forgive their mum for damaging their skin when they are old enough? She didn’t even seek their consent before changing their complexion, who knows, maybe they would have preferred being dark or chocolate skinned.
Sometimes I wonder if people know the implication of bleaching, maybe they do but chose to ignore. I remember two years ago, my secondary school friend decided to “be beautiful.” I was so scared for her because I know the implication of bleaching. I sent her a message asking her why she has decided to spoil her beautiful skin and she said “I want to be like you guys.” She said “remember how guys were always asking you guys out in secondary school and no one bothered to look at me? Well, I want to lighten my skin so that I will be attractive too.” I shook my head and told her this “Babe you’re beautiful the way you are.” I didn’t allow her be, I kept on bothering her. Whenever she changes her dp on bbm, I would be like “Michael Jackson sister What’s up?” She would send me lol and say, babe you will not kill me o but guess what? She stopped using the rubbish cream her sis mixed for her to become light. She’s back to her complexion. She’s just one of the few that listened and stopped bleaching.
Bleaching damages the skin. It causes skin cancer, dark grey spot on the skin, swelling of the skin, severe birth defects, neurological and kidney damage due to high level of mercury used in the creams. We should be proud of our skin irrespective of the colour. Bleaching should never be an option, bleaching will NEVER make you beautiful, it can only make you attractive for a short period before the side effects set in. Throw that bleaching cream away today.