We are in a country where most people believe light skin is beautiful and dark is ugly. You’ll be shocked to know how the cosmetic business misuses this idea of beauty. Undeniably, this false belief of “fairness is beautiful” has led us to make blind skincare choices for years and fall prey to these profit-hungry beauty industries. We choose to buy fairness creams at the glance of an advertisement not knowing what’s inside it.
Well, did you know – Most of the fairness or cosmetic creams available in stores contain a harmful drug? Yes, “Steroid” is used in the making of fairness creams due to its bleaching and depigmentation effects. Overusing this drug or using it without prescription damages your skin beyond your imagination. Unfortunately, the free availability of this steroid has allowed many of these fairness cream brands to become household names, wherein they are no longer considered drugs at all.
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This fairness drug which is banned in many countries is legally allowed in India due to loopholes in our law. “Many Indians are unaware that they are absorbing this unsafe steroid through their fairness products,” says Dr. Jisha, a dermatologist who has been campaigning against steroid abuse. She adds “Patients are unaware of the risks posed by these fairness products and continue to use them for long periods before seeking help from dermatologists”.
The report says, many people buy steroid-based creams, ointment to treat their various skin problems like acne, pigmentation, fungal infection, rash, etc directly from the chemists who are allowed to sell the drug freely without a dermatologist’s prescription. Unfortunately, this magic drug causes more damage to the skin than it repairs if you don’t use it right. You may even develop various skin diseases on the application of such steroids.
Here’s how bad “steroid” in your fairness cream affects you:
Our fairness craze has given opportunities for cosmetic companies to misuse steroids & promote it as “fairness creams” which is further marketed by profit-hungry pharmaceutical companies.
Let’s be aware of steroid abuse and try to choose wiser! Say NO to fairness creams.
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