Skin Care If you bleach, you are mad - Second Image CEO

Speaking at a seminar organised as part of the Africa Makeup and Beauty Fair in Accra, Nikki Boamponsem, urged ladies to desist from bleaching because it has many health implications.

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Women who bleach have low self-esteem, the CEO of skin care company, Second Image, has said, adding that they may also have a mental problem.

Speaking at a seminar organised as part of the Africa Makeup and Beauty Fair in Accra, Nikki Boamponsem, urged ladies to desist from bleaching because it has many health implications.

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“If you try to change your colour, you are mad. Apart from the physical madness, you can become mad from using some of the products,” she said.

“It’s a [symptom of] very low esteem to say that ‘I don’t like my face; my man likes fair women so I have to change my colour’ at once it means you are mad.”

She continued: “So be proud of your skin because all these injections, they tell you, they are causing cancer, they are causing brain damage, kidney problems and all that. Why do you want to interfere with anything in your body just because you want to be fair?”

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Urging dark-skinned women to be content with their skin colour, Boamponsem said they should treat their skin well to prevent it looking “dull.”

“The reason why we are talking about skin is that, any colour of skin is beautiful if you look after it. If you have dark skin and you’ve allowed it to go dull, you think your colour is not nice… but then if you treat your black [skin] well, it will shine, it will glow and at the age of 90, you can still look good.

“Those of us with this colour, we struggle to keep it because if I get [a] mark [or two], it will show but if you have dark skin, you can get away with it,” she said.

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