Anyone who has seen a photo of Sammy Sosa lately is surely struck by the fact that his skin color has changed completely – it is much, much lighter. Though Sosa denied that he purposely bleached his skin dermatologists are seeing a growing number of clients who suffer extreme health problems when they use skin lightening creams. Most of these creams are illegal and contain large amounts of steroids which lead to terrible side effects.
Two days ago The New York Times published a great article about the risks of using these illegal skin lightening creams. The article not only discusses the awful side effects of using such creams but also discusses the culture ills and prejudices that lead people to use these creams.
An important read!