The cosmetics world is full of myths and urban legends about strange, disturbing and even dangerous substances that have been included in beauty products such as makeup and skin lotions including skin lighteners. Unfortunately, some of those rumors may be truer than you think.
A recent FDA investigation into heavy metals, chemicals, bacteria and other types of unwanted substances in skin lightening products, has revealed that your beauty routine could be placing your health at risk.
The research discovered that many imported skin lightening products contain mercury and other heavy metals at toxic levels. This does not produce only a mild risk, but is actually considered to be quite serious. There are cases of mercury contamination, as a result of the use of these products, where people have become quite ill.
Though this was not found in any American-made brands, the dangerous skin lightening products were discovered alongside other problematic formulations in import stores as well as at Middle Eastern, Asian and Latino market places. Many had labels that were exclusively in other languages, such as Chinese and Hindi. Care also needs to be taken when purchasing such products online.
Before using a lightening skin cream, make sure to carefully check its ingredients. This includes looking over the ingredients in the formula that you may currently be using. Checking is especially important if you’re using an imported product from countries such as Mexico, India, or China, where the regulations regarding ingredients aren’t as strict as they are in the USA and many European countries. Though you should look on the label for the name “mercury”, don’t forget that it could be listed under another word such as: calomel, mercurous chloride, mercurio, or mercuric. Also, make sure that you don’t ever use a product that does not provide an ingredients list.
If you want to be especially certain to avoid these dangerous heavy metals, stick with using a reliable safely formulated product from a well known manufacturer who only uses safe and natural ingredients and who clearly labels their products. This way, you’ll obtain the results that you desire, without having to worry about whether or not hazardous ingredients could cause poisoning. While you always need to be vigilant when choosing a skin lightening product, this is especially true when undertaking any sort of intimate area bleaching such as anal or vaginal bleaching. If you have any questions or concerns, it is always best to consult with a professional medical practitioner first.