A Medical expert from Choma General Hospital has warned women who bleach their skins that they risk suffering from cancer.
Dr. Nalumino Mashete tells Byta FM News in an exclusive interview that people should not apply skin whitening chemicals so as to protect the dark pigment from getting damaged.
Mashete explains that bleaching is capable of damaging the skin by eroding its top layer leaving it vulnerable to bacteria.
He adds that the dark color of the skin is meant for protection from sun rays and other infections and if damaged, it makes the skin thin due to the harmful chemicals.
Mashete advises that people should not use lightening chemicals so as to protect the skin from being weak and having permanent damage.