Systemic complications of the cosmetic use of skin‐bleaching products

@article{Mah2005SystemicCO,
  title={Systemic complications of the cosmetic use of skin‐bleaching products},
  author={Antoine Mah{\'e} and Fatimata Ly and Jean-Luc Perret},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={44}
}
A large number of women originating from sub-Saharan Africa, as well as some men, use skin-lightening products for cosmetic purposes. 1 The complications of this practice are first and foremost dermatologic. 2 However, the nature and methods of use of skin-lightening products, which are often applied to the whole body over a number of years, expose users to certain additional risks, connected with the passage into the systemic circulation of the active constituents in question. This has… 

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