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Ghana Puts A Ban On Using Skin Lightening Products And The Reason Is THIS

Ghana Puts A Ban On Using Skin Lightening Products And The Reason Is THIS
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Almost every country, state, and the city allows the marketing and supply of skin lightening and skin glowing products and on the top of it people believe on the tactics used and start consuming them. For all, it is very necessary to understand the type of product that we use and its resulting consequences.

Well, Ghana on that note announces a ban on the sale or use of any kind of skin related products. Be it skin lightening, glowing or toning creams, all are recommended by Ghana Food authorities.

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Ghana has banned the sale of any skin related cosmetics since August.

Ghana has banned the sale of any skin related cosmetics since August.

The Food and Drug Authority has strictly prohibited the sale of any kind of product that contains skin bleaching ingredient hydroquinone.

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Hydroquinone can trigger cancer cells in the body.

Hydroquinone can trigger cancer cells in the body.
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As this skin bleaching item has the potential to cause cancer and so Ghana is trying to avert the use of such products.

Reports reveal that 30% women in Ghana use skin toning and skin bleaching products.

Reports reveal that 30% women in Ghana use skin toning and skin bleaching products.
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The ban and discouragement has led to the minimised use of product like Fair and lovely.

The rates in other African nations are much higher.

The rates in other African nations are much higher.
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Take Nigeria or Senegal, both of them include 60 % to 70 % rate of usage of skin rejuvenating products.

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Having fairer skin has its roots in racism as well

Having fairer skin has its roots in racism as well
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This concept of having fair skin is not new; it belongs way back to colonial times when the rulers were whites.

So, Ghana took the initiative of eliminating the sale of such products .

So, Ghana took the initiative of eliminating the sale of such
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Well done, Ghana! Great job as these products can only harm consumers. And so from 2016, the acceptance of skin related products is going to be zero.

Are you listening?

Are you listening?
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Time to wake up! Start loving your skin !!

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