Love and Hip Hop star and former boyfriend of rapper, Nicki Minaj, Safaree Samuels, recently tweeted that he wants to begin skin bleaching.
Safaree who is currently married to former Keeping up with the Kardashians Dash Store employee, Erica Mena ignited the discussion about Jamaicans not loving themselves and bleaching.
Skin bleaching refers to the use of products to lighten dark areas of the skin or achieve an overall lighter complexion. These products include bleaching creams, soaps, and pills, as well as professional treatments like chemical peels and laser therapy.
Starting my skin bleaching process today… it’s time for change
— @IAMSAFAREE (@IAMSAFAREE) June 21, 2021
There is no health benefit to skin bleaching. Results aren’t guaranteed and there’s evidence that skin lightening can result in serious side effects and complications.
From a medical standpoint, there’s no need to lighten the skin.
But if you’re considering skin bleaching, it’s important to understand the risks.