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THIS SOUTH AFRICAN SISTER NOWS WISHES THAT SHE HAD NEVER TRIED BLEACHING!

THIS SOUTH AFRICAN SISTER NOWS WISHES THAT SHE HAD NEVER TRIED BLEACHING!

BLEACH AND BECOME A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON!

BLEACH AND BECOME A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON!

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SKIN BLEACHING/LIGHTENING? YOUR ENNEMY
By eVaDiVa
Oct. 2,2008

***WARNING*** WARNING*** DISTURBING PICTURES BELOW

I was watching a documentary that a friend sent me last week and I was horrified by what I found out and saw. I then googled “depigmentation de la peau danger” and almost threw up when I saw the pictures (see below). So I didn’t want this blog to be full of nice and pretty pictures of women with makeup and beautiful skin, I wanted to make sure that beautiful women of color like me and you are aware of the danger of skin lightening.

In Senegal, this practice is called “Khessal” meaning “lightening”. It is done by many women of different social classes. This means that a rich or a poor woman can do it, she will just use different products depending on her budget…In RDC (Republic Democratic of Congo), this has been a practice that even men do… In Gambia, the president Yaya Djame banned it and people are subjected to emprisonment if they are caught bleaching their skin. It is unfortunate that other countries do not apply the same laws knowing that skin bleaching can sometimes kill…

A play Written and performed by Rani Moorthy to raise awareness against skin bleaching

Here is an interesting article that I found at: http://www.pressbox.co.uk/detailed/Health/skin_bleaching/_lightening_its_dangers_37431.html that details this phenomenon…

How skin lightening products work
There are two chemicals found in skin lightening products, Hydroquinone or Mercury.

o Hydroquinone (C6H6O2) is a severely toxic and very powerful chemical used in photo processing, the manufacture of rubber and is an active agent in hair dyes.
o Mercury in the form of Mercury Chloride & Ammoniated Mercury is carcinogenic. They appear on the list of toxic substances that can only be purchased via pharmacies with prescribed labels of toxicity.
Both products perform a similar process. In the short term they will initially cause the skin to lighten by inhibiting the production of melanin. Without melanin formation in the basal layer no brown pigmentation will be visible.
The long term effects, however, are those that must be addressed.
The long term effects of using skin lightening products
Hydroquinone or Mercury applied to the skin will react with ultra violet rays and re-oxidise, leading to more pigmentation and premature ageing. More product is then applied in an attempt to correct the darker blotchy appearance.
These are the beginnings of a vicious cycle. By altering the skins natural structure and inhibiting the production of Melanin, it’s natural protection, the skin is more susceptible to skin cancer.

Prolonged use of Hydroquinone will thicken collegen fibres damaging the connective tissues. The result is rough blotchy skin leaving it with a spotty cavier appearance.
Mercury will slowly accumulate within the skin cells striping the skin of it’s natural pigment leaving behind the tell tale signs of gray/ blue pigmentation in the folds of the skin. In the long term the chemical will damage vital organs and lead to liver and kidney failure and mercury poisoning.

PLEASE DO NOT USE SKIN LIGHTENING PRODUCTS. DO NOT USE ANYTHING THAT CONTAINS ANYTHING HIGHER THAN 2% HYDROQUINONE UNLESS DIRECTED BY A DOCTOR.

FOR ALL MY FRANCOPHONE READERS, READ THIS ARTICLE: http://www.hautcourant.com/Depigmentation-de-la-peau-au-dela,409

Thank you Leyla for sending that…

XoXo

eVaDiVa

I also wanted to give two thumbs up to all these fighting against skin bleaching and that are raising awareness in their communities. For instance, as common as it is here in Senegal, I have not seen one flight attendant from our national airline company using these products…

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1 Amina
Friday, October 24, 2008 at 10:21 pm
It is so unfortunate..I never understood this process and a few women in my life went through that. apparently, they also wanted to attract men because lighter women are “more beautiful” than darker ladies and some men prefer their women to be light…so sad..

I was horrified when I went to a friend’s house..it was back in 2002 and her cleaning lady was mixing eau de javel with her khessal lotion!!!!!!!

2 Rukaya
Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 12:07 pm
This is yet another example of colonial mentality. It’s sad that as a people, some of us don’t realize the gorgeousness of black skin. Mental slavery, is by far worse of than physical slavery…it’s more difficult to eradicate. Thank you for sharing Diva!

3 ahmedseo
Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 1:37 am
skin bleaching cause a temporary whitening, it destort your skin more as compare to the condition of skin before bleaching.

4 Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade
Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 6:27 am
SISTER ,you are great for publishing this article! I will put it on my blog BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!
(yeyeolade.wordpress.com) right now and give you credit and link you too! I have been fighting a campaign against bleaching and all of us Black women must do this! Black on to you! Also add this to your prayer points -STOP BLEACHING OUR BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKIN AWAY!

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  1. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    this is another article on bleaching

    !“SKIN BLEACHING IS DANGEROUS”SAYS BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKINNED TINUOLA OGINNI FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER 2008 »NIGERIAN SISTER TINUOLA OGINNI CAMPAIGNS AGAINST BLEACHING OUR BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKIN! FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE,JUNE 2008
    By Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade

    IT MAY TAKE YEARS OR HAPPEN JUST LIKE THAT BUT BLEACHING CHEMICALS ARE GOING TO AFFECT YOUR SKIN EVENTUALLY!

    THIS SOUTH AFRICAN BROTHER AND SISTER ARE REGRETTING EVER BLEACHING NOW!

    YOUR SKIN WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN AND EVENTUALLY IT WILL BREAK OUT!

    BLEACHING WILL MAKE YOU A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON!

    BLEACHING CHEMICALS WILL AFFECT YOUR SKIN EVENTUALLY IN MANY WAYS!

    TINUOLA OGINNI,A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY FIGHTS BLEACHING!

    from tribune.com.ng

    A Nigerian’s campaign against skin bleaching
    updated: Friday 13-06-2008

    (L-R) Miss Tinuola Oginni, addressing
    blacks resident in the United Kingdon
    during one of her numerous campaigns
    against skin bleaching.Assistant Editor, Jackson Udom, just back from London, writes on what Miss Tinuola Oginni, a London-based make-up artiste, is doing on the streets of London, with her solo crusade against bleaching by blacks resident in London and her plans to take the battle to her roots.

    The bleaching culture crept into the consciousness of Nigerians several years ago, with little or nothing done to check its spread, which, surprisingly, cuts across virtually all sexes, class and groups.

    Despite its grevious health consequences, Nigerians, particularly, the women and some men have turned deaf ear to the health implications of bleaching. But one Nigerian has decided to take the bull by the horn, and that person is London-based Miss Tinuola Oginni.

    Nigerian Tribune encountered this amazon on the streets of London on three different occasions preaching against bleaching, and this caught the attention of this reporter, which led to the attempt at unravelling the reasons behind such a public crusade by a Nigerian against bleaching in a foreign land largely peopled by whites.

    According to those who spoke with Nigerian Tribune on what they described as “the yeoman war against bleaching” by the London-trained make-up artist, “the crusade against bleaching has taken Tinu to virtually all the nooks and crannies of the United Kingdom. It is aimed at discouraging or completely eradicating the spirit of bleaching among Africans. She is more concerned about the health implications associated with bleaching and that is why she goes around the UK to let the people believe in the colour of their skin”.

    Nigerian Tribune also gathered that she has also taken her crusade against bleaching to churches particularly those with predominantly African. It was further learnt that the crusade has, on a daily basis, been receiving the support of religious organisations.

    In a chat with Nigerian Tribune at one of the venues of her anti-bleaching crusade, the make-up artiste said she was moved to preach against bleaching because of what she witnessed when her very close friend was to undergo an operation in the hospital.

    “I am out on the streets against bleaching because of the experience I had when my very close friend was admitted for operation in an hospital. She did not survive the operation because she had been bleaching for over 15 years. According to the GP’s report after the operation, which was very successful, they found it difficult closing her up after the operation because her outerskin layer hadbeen destroyed due to long years of bleaching.

    Because of that she died. It was a painful loss. In fact, I am yet to overcome that loss. That is just one out of very many tragedies occasioned by attempts by Africans to want to look like Europeans. They forget that God gave them that skin colour because of the weather and made the Europeans white because of their weather.”

    She further said “black Africans still see bleaching as the in thing in town. I am yet to see any white man who wants to change his skin to black and that is why I have taken it upon myself to alert blacks on the dangers inherent in bleaching.”

    On why she decided to carry out the campaign in London and not in Africa, the Osun State-born artiste said, “the war has to start from here because African’s resident here are largely influenced by what they see. They see the whites and they want to look like them in colour, forgetting about the health hazards associated with such things”

    She however, assured that plans were underway to take the crusade against bleaching to Africa, saying, “I have Africa, the continent of the blacks, in mind. In the next couple of weeks I will move my campaign there because that is where we have the largest population of blacks, but as they say, charity begins at home. Nigeria, my country, will be my first port of call,”

    According to Miss Oginni, “we will need the support of government, organisations, highly placed individuals for the success of the crusade and it is my prayer that at the end of the campaign against this social abnormality the blacks will come to the understanding of the dangers inherent in bleaching. There is dignity in the black colour because it is a special gift from God and any attempt to want to tamper with it is an indirect way of being ungrateful to God.”

    © 2004 – 2008 African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc. Publishers of Nigerian Tribune, Saturday Tribune, Sunday Tribune.
    All Rights Reserved

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    3 Responses to “NIGERIAN SISTER TINUOLA OGINNI CAMPAIGNS AGAINST BLEACHING OUR BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKIN! FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE,JUNE 2008”
    Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    August 29, 2008 at 10:23 am | Reply edit

    A good reply:

    Akli,

    This article is god sent. I dont know if you know that I am working as a licensed esthethician in Washington , DC and I have so many
    African clients that have permenately damaged their skin with bleach.

    A little sun screen every day will take care of uneven skin tones and prevent cancer causing cells from starting. Our Mothers used to say stay out of the sun. This advice is so timely as the sun is our worst enemy for different reasons now. The mantra should be use sun screen not bleach.

    Peace and love

    Jennifer I. Latifa Johnson
    umosman@yahoo..com
    Jenniferlatifajohnson@gmail.com
    1927 Otis Street N.E.Washington, DC 20018
    202 635-7842

    Skin bleaching – Page 2 – Meez Forums Says:

    September 23, 2008 at 9:14 pm | Reply edit

    […] that most of the things I’ve found on this come from London. And an article against it NIGERIAN SISTER TINUOLA OGINNI CAMPAIGNS AGAINST BLEACHING OUR BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKIN! FROM NIGERIAN T… […]

    lynn fadzai manika Says:

    December 8, 2008 at 1:29 pm | Reply edit

    i believe wat you are saying is true, not every skin problen is caused by the sun if one has scars they want to get rid of from operations, eczema e.t.c. wat do you recommend them to use , something that is not dangerous and that wont do any harm to the skin but only leaves it even

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  2. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    JUST SAW THIS IN THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER(LONDON),SAT. MAY 23,2009,PAGE 44-FROM “THIS WEEK” COLUMN BY LUCY MANGAN:

    “..AND THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN NUMEROUS RUMOURS THAT MICHAEL JACKSON HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH SKIN CANCER”!

    BLEACHING LEADS TO SKIN CANCER EVENTUALLY BECAUSE ALL THOSE CHEMICALS ARE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH AND BREAK DOWN YOUR SKIN,LEAVING YOU WITH NOTHING TOUGH ENOUGH TO COVER AND PROTECT YOU LIKE YOUR NORMAL SKIN WOULD!

  3. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    Sister Benet -MJ BLEACHED AND DEVELOP SKIN DISEASE AND BEFORE HE DIED HAD DEVELOPED SKIN CANCER AND SKIN CANCER IS WHAT BLEACHING LEADS TO EVENTUALLY-THAT IS THE BLACK TRUTH! TAKE THE TRUTH OR LEAVE IT! HERE AT BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL! WE TEACH THE LOVE OF BLACKNESS! WE CAN NEVER DEFEND BLACK SELF HATRED IN ANY FORM! CORRECT YOURSELF IF YOU HATE YOUR BLACK SELF- GO TO GOD AND LET GOD SHOW YOU THAT HE HAS CREATED YOU THE BEAUTIFUL CREATION THAT YOU ARE! DON’T COVERT ANOTHER MAN’S SKIN COLOR-LOVE THE SKIN YOU ARE IN! LESSONS FOR BLACK PEOPLE WE WILL CONTINUE TO PREACH! WAKE UP SKIN BLEACHERS-BLEACH AND DIE!

  4. Maria Says:

    i understand the concern about knin bleaching but, Mj is NOT a monster and he bleached his skin because he had a skin problem prior to bleaching!

    Thank you.

    • Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

      Maria, Michael Jackson bleached his skin because he wanted to be white,said so in an interview and as a result developed a skin disease,then before he died he was diagnosed with skin cancer! BLACK PEOPLE -DON’T BLEACH! IT LEADS TO DEATH CAUSE THOSE CHEMICALS ARE DEADLY!

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  7. faith wright Says:

    hi,black is beautiful,but some people don’t know that.its a shame to see some black people bleaching.u don’t have to go to movies to watch scary movies, it is on the streets.i have get a lot of compliment for my skin, and am so proud of it ,I go out and see girls that is younger that me, and when u look at them they look so so old because of the bleaching.so black women keep your head up and be pride,GOD has bless u with such a beautiful skin and it there for a reason not for a season,thank u

  8. Juli Says:

    Good post. I will be facing some of these issues
    as well..

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  10. 化粧水ヒリヒリ Says:

    お肌が弱くて化粧水をつけると顔が赤くなってしまう方。敏感肌でお化粧もできない。敏感用のものを使ってもヒリヒリして痒くなってしまって、自分に合うものがどうしても見つからない人はオージュンヌという化粧水を試してみるといいかもしれません。もちろん着色料などの不要なものは一切入っていないですから安心して使えます。敏感肌でお化粧ができなかったという人でも、お化粧できるようになったケースがあります。ヒリヒリして痒みが出てしまったり、保湿タイプを使うと逆にニキビができてしまったりという方に向いています。

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