Avoid skin lightening creams at all costs, the dire warnings come from the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales.
Many of these creams contain bleaching agent hydroquinone, while others can include higher levels of mercury.
According to LGA: Hydroquinone can remove the top layer of skin, increasing the risk of skin cancer and cause fatal liver and kidney damage. Mercury can cause similar life-threatening health problems.
So skin lightening creams/lotions must only be used under the supervision of your doctor.
Be careful, be careful. Don't decide your own.
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