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Skin Lightening Creams Can Damage This Vital Organ

Some Africans, especially women, unfortunately apply different kinds of creams to their skin to lighten it. Many different products are readily available, and the components are not always clearly stated. In Egypt, researchers found that women who apply lightening creams containing steroids can develop a condition called adrenal insufficiency. This is when functioning of the adrenal gland is suppressed by the steroids in the cream. This condition can lead to all kinds of symptoms, some of which may be life-threatening. Still thinking about lightening your skin? Read this and think again.

Read original press release at https://www.ese-hormones.org/publications/press-releases/skin-lightening-products-linked-to-altered-steroid-hormone-levels/