Skin irritation: Bleaching creams or lotions can cause redness, itching, dryness, or a burning sensation on the skin.
Uneven skin tone: Prolonged or excessive use of skin bleaching products can lead to patches of lighter or darker skin, resulting in an uneven skin tone.
Increased sun sensitivity: Bleached skin may become more sensitive to sunlight, making it more prone to sunburn and other sun-related skin damage.
Acne and breakouts: Some bleaching products can clog pores and lead to acne or breakouts on the skin.
Thinning of the skin: Long-term use of skin bleaching products can potentially thin the skin, making it more fragile and susceptible to injury.
Allergic reactions: Certain individuals may experience allergic reactions to the ingredients in bleaching products, resulting in rashes, swelling, or other allergic symptoms.
Discoloration and hyperpigmentation: Improper or excessive use of skin bleaching products can cause discoloration or hyperpigmentation, especially when used on sensitive areas like the face or genitals.
Dependency and withdrawal effects: Prolonged use of skin bleaching products can lead to dependency, where the skin becomes reliant on the products to maintain the desired appearance. Abruptly stopping their use can cause withdrawal effects such as rebound hyperpigmentation.