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Hydroquinone, is poison in a tube

“The biological equivalent of paint stripper” says The British Skin Foundation

 https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49851669     

 benzène-1 4-diol (DO NOT EVER PUT IT ON YOUR SKIN)

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiDxHLqRhAA

DEPIGMENTATION

Skin depigmentation has become a dangerous planetary mode of diacetyl-boldine or kojic acid.

But to make bleaching more powerful, manufacturers are quick to add banned substances without mentioning it.

It is most often hydroquinone, more rarely mercury derivatives.

All these products act by desquamation (the skin peels) or by preventing the synthesis of melanin, this pigment produced by the cells which protects the skin from the rays of the sun.

Depigmenting your skin is not natural. Your color is the result of specific and unique genetic criteria. There is no way to radically transform your criteria without risking your health.

Aggressive or toxic products should never be applied to your skin in order to lighten it. Certain products based on hydroquinone – a chemical used in the textile industry to wash clothes – can be very dangerous. They can cause severe and deep burns, promote the appearance of certain cancers and irreversibly weaken the skin

It can cause contact eczema and irritation with repeated applications.

  1. It also happens that it produces the opposite effect to that sought: dark and permanent spots develop;

It can even cause ochronosis, a black blue discoloration of the skin, which then takes on a rough appearance. And the more the skin turns brown, the more the users looking for whiteness increase the doses. A vicious circle.

 

Prolonged use leads to irreversible degradation of the skin and major health hazards such as:

Reducing the production of melanin, a natural filter, weakens the skin’s resistance to the sun’s rays.

  • Scarring more difficult.
  • A more pronounced appearance of acne, stretch marks and pigmentation spots.
  • Hyper pigmentation in the fingers and toes.
  • Strong hairiness on the chest and beard (hyperpilosity).
  • Mycoses and smells of fresh fish.
  • A considerable increase in blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Skin cancer.

Apply these good tips every day:

  • Moisturize your skin morning and evening with care adapted to your skin type;
  • Clean your skin morning and evening to rid it of its impurities;
  • Exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub, once or twice a week, to remove dead skin and blemishes;
  • Protect your skin from the sun’s rays by applying care adapted to the amount of sunshine (face cream containing an SPF or sun protection) and by avoiding prolonged exposures.
  • Make a decoction of dandelion root: Boil 30 minutes and let stand for 4 hours
  • Never apply your perfume directly on your skin with photosensitizers. Eau de Cologne, on your scarves

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7147621/

https://www.medicinenet.com/fda_proposes_hydroquinone_ban/views.htm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/15/dangerous-skin-bleaching-has-become-public-health-crisis-corporate-marketing-lies-behind-it/

http://ao.um5.ac.ma/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/16736/P0602015.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

https://blog.pharma-gdd.com/peaux-foncees-comment-eclaircir-sa-peau-sans-danger/

A brief history on the origins of Hydroquinone

Synthetic origins

It was in 1936 that Oettel.H observed a lightening of hair in black cats whose drinking water was supplemented with hydroquinone: the depigmenting action of hydroquinone was discovered! This molecule has been used in therapy, since 1961, in acquired hypermelanoses (melasma, senile lentigos). Its effectiveness is proportional to its concentration (it is used at concentrations between 2 and 5%, even With regard to its mechanism of action, hydroquinone is able to decrease the epidermal melanin content by competitive inhibition of tyrosinase. In addition, it induces mitochondrial alterations and degradations of melanosomes in melanocytes.

 

The second generation of depigmenters was that of hydroquinone ethers, the properties of which were discovered by chance. Hydroquinone benzyl ether was used as a rubber vulcanizer and the black workers who handled it systematically showed depigmentation of the forearms in contact with the product. Hence the tests carried out not only with benzyl ether but also with other ethers, in particular monomethyl ether. These ethers, very widely applied, were able to cause temporary depigmentation for concentrations close to 10% and a duration of application of a few weeks. They led to definitive depigmentations with destruction of the melanocytes for concentrations of 20 to 25% and twice-daily applications for approximately two years.

 

This substance is banner in the EU, Australia, Japan, China, UK , Africa and not by chance. They have all deemed it a dangerous molecule.  Please do not apply it to your skin.

Black Gal’s skin care Do’s and Dont’s

It is not secret that managing the problems of black skin is sometimes quite difficult!. It can be oily but dehydrated, sensitive but less likely to get wrinkles, it is rich in melanin but riddled with hyperpigmentation… It’s got us believing that it can withstand a lot, but we need to keep in mind that it is extra sensitive at times. Physiologically and histologically, there is no difference between black, white and Asian skin. But in black skin, seborrhea and melanin are very active, which results in this shiny effect that displeases us, and let us not forget how much it suffers from hyperpigmentation.

Please read through our list of do’s and dont’s to keep it gorgeous!

1.    It’s oily so you over clean it and exfoliate!

You tend to scrub your skin and use aggressive cleaning products. Sometimes even use dry sponges. Because of these bad habits, many black and half-blooded women think that the more you wash the skin, the less fatty it will be. But it’s the opposite. This kind of cleaning attacks the skin, scours it and therefore causes a natural reaction of the epidermis that will start to produce sebum to repair the damage. As a result, the vicious circle sets in: the more you clean, the more oily your skin becomes

2.    Your skin is dark so you think you don’t need SPF.

 For some women, using a sun care is not yet obvious. Without sunscreen, we may see signs of melasma. . If the SPF 15 index is sufficient for very dark epidermis, one goes to the level SPF 50 for clear mixed skin. Always try to avoid exposing yourself and / or not to protect yourself if you have acne and if you follow a treatment to cure it. Be wary of the pill and sun combination as it increases the appearance of spots. Starting in the spring, it is customary to mix a little moisturizer with a solar product. Another option is to first apply the moisturizer and then the sunscreen

3.    Black skin must be treated as a sensitive skin !

Do use only products that are not harsh to your skin. Here, if you do go to a clinic, Do not let them use harsh chemical peels or products that tend to heat up your skin. You will only be facing hyperpigmentation galore in the next few months.

4.    Black skin is more fragile skin than other skin types.

At times this is very true! Black skin is paradoxical: on the one hand it ages less quickly than other skin but on the other it is more fragile. It scars very easily (dark spots) and over heals (Keloids) as unpleasing as keloids tend to be, this is due to the skin forgetting to stop working. Black skin is not adapted to the western climate and needs a lot of moisture to compensate. Do not forget the gentle, non-aggressive cleaning types of products

5.    Never, Never, Ever use Hydroquinone based products.

 It was originally used to bleach blue jeans! It was not intended for skin care. Do opt for high antioxidant based products, which target to stop swelling under the skin, and reduce the hyperpigmentation.

For more tips and tricks visit our website at www.morganna.northernagency.co.uk