Skin bleaching refers to the cosmetic application of topical ointments, gels, soaps and household chemicals to de-pigment or lighten (bleach) the skin complexion. It has emerged as a global concern of public health importance. The harmful practice is widespread in many African communities, and has documented consequences which are detrimental to health and well-being.
The recently published review study provides insight into skin bleaching as a missed opportunity in the field of injury prevention and community safety promotion. The article is open access and is published in the Journal of African Safety Promotion.
The article is available via the following (link).