Numerous creams essentially burn off the top layer of the skin.
Many women around the globe believe that success is determined by how light your skin is.
With lighter skin, you are more likely to be successful economically, socially and romantically.
Countless men in parts of the Middle East, South Asia and the Caribbean admit to finding light women more attractive.
Because of these opinions, dark women are resorting to using harmful chemicals on their skin in order to achieve this 'flawless white' look.
Topical bleach creams are manufactured in North America and Europe.
However, Any skin bleaching cream that contains Hydroquinone has been banned in the EU.
Despite the EU being aware of the health risks of this chemical, these creams are still exported into Asian and African countries.
Hydroquinone is a depigmenting agent that can be fatal when used in large quantities. It stops the production of melanin in the skin.
Melanin is a substance in your skin that gives it colour. Melanin also protects our skin against cancer-causing UV rays.
But many women in these ghetto communities are left with hyperpigmentation after long-term use.
Fair & Lovely is widely available in the Gulf. Although it does not contain Hydroquinone, it still aims at convincing dark women they cannot be considered beautiful until they are light.
'The obstacle to obtaining my dreams was my skin'
The only obstacles to obtaining your dreams are in your head.
Yes, there might still be individuals out there who believe that coloured people don't deserve to have success.
But it doesn't mean you can't prove them wrong.
Whether a woman is black, tanned or white; I believe she should be proud of her beauty.The slave trade is over ladies, wear that black skin with pride.