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WHAT SHADE OF BLACK ARE YOU?

WHAT SHADE OF BLACK ARE YOU?

Do you know that melanin is ubiquitous in every entity in the planet Earth that has hue/colour? Melanin is the root of what gives colour to the brain, skin, hair, eyes, plants, oil, animals, volcano’s, everything imaginable that is creative and colourful.

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE……….5

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE……….5

How to use topical steroid Topical steroid when recommended for a particular skin condition is applied once daily (usually at night) to inflamed skin for a course of 5 days to several weeks. After that, it is usually stopped, or the strength or frequency of application is reduced. Avoid the application of steroid based cosmetics […]

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE…….3 (TOPICAL STEROIDS)

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE…….3 (TOPICAL STEROIDS)

Common Side Effects Associated with Topical Steroids Generally short courses of topical steroids which last under four weeks are considered a safer option. Problems may develop however, if topical steroids are used for long periods, or if short courses of stronger steroids (very high potency and high potency ) are repeated too often. Long-term use […]

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROIDS)……..continued

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROIDS)……..continued

EPISODE 2 DO YOU KNOW THAT? The adverse effects of corticosteroids are directly related to the potency (strength) of absorption into the blood. You may have suspected that like the steroids you take by mouth, application of steroids on skin can have potential side effects such as easy bruising, acne, and spider veins. You are correct! […]

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (Topical corticosteroids)

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (Topical corticosteroids)

In order to serve you better as well as reach a wider audience, expect our usual blogs on Sundays. Recall that the blog on skin bleaching/lightening/toning/whitening highlighted the three major culprits responsible for the health hazards of skin bleaching……HYDROQUINONE, MERCURY AND STEROIDS (Corticosteroids) In our previous blogs we have extensively dealt with both Hydroquinone and […]

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MERCURY IN SKIN LIGHTENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MERCURY IN SKIN LIGHTENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to all who followed this discourse till now. This is the last of the series on Mercury!!!! Just a recap of previous blog on mercury: Mercury Poisoning One of the more serious risks of unsupervised and continuous use of skin whitening creams is Mercury Poison. According to the WHO, mercury poisoning can cause the […]

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MERCURY IN SKIN LIGHTENING!!!!!!!!!!!

Products, packaging and ingredients Skin lightening products come in different forms, including soaps and creams; the soap is often sold as “antiseptic soap”. These products are supposed to be applied to the skin to dry overnight. Women use the soap to wash their hair, arms or face or their entire body. It is reported that […]

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MERCURY!!!!!!!!!!!!

We decided to refresh the earlier discourse on Mercury to carry everyone along. Have a splendid time reading! BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!! I was only 16 when I stepped into the circle of wrong friends, fashion and glamorous life style was not just an obsession but a driving force that left me filled with regrets. Saturdays became a […]

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HYDROQUINONE!………..2

USE WITH CAUTION!   EFFECTS OF HYDROQUINONE It is thought to be implicated in cancers. Hydroquinone clearly has a proven serious side-effect on humans as it alsocauses pigmentation of the eye and permanent corneal damage (Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venearology, 2006). This only occurs when the eye is directly exposed to […]

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HYDROQUINONE

USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION! The disgruntled Martina walked into my office that fateful Monday with that look that says the world has finally come to a stop for her. I could barely recognise her as she had multiple patches of different shades of colour all over her body what I would rather regard as the […]

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