South Africa’s vocal celeb, Khanyi Mbau trolled the her critics, giving her take on the “yellow debate.”
She decided to voice out on the topic surrounding her changing skin tone. She has gradually “yellowed’ her skin over the years.
The singer has performed multiple surgical procedures on herself including a boob and trimming her nose – self-hate or self love?
She sits stylish on her yellow sports car looking down in tight black pant and black jacket and captioned her stance as: “The yellow debate – had to wear black,” meshed sarcastically with a laughing emoji.
She had displayed her fecklessness in the past when she went as far as editing her half-brother, Lasizwe’s nose, on a pic that she posted to her Instagram page – and never gave a hoot about what people said.
She laughed off the controversy that trailed the edit. And Lasizwe validated her stance when he said he was not bothered by the blatant editing of one of the main features of his face.
Instead, he asked that she should front him the cash for a real nose job.
Bleaching or ‘yellowing’ is trends amongst Africans who lover their skin colour and identity less. And they are often severely criticised.
According to onlymyhealth.com:
The risks and complications of skin bleaching are as follows.
There is always a certain risk of mild to severe allergic reactions such as irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis.
According to DermNet NZ, irritant contact dermatitis is indicated by the reddening of skin, mild stinging and mild itching. On the other hand, allergic contact dermatitis symptoms are severe, which include swelling, crusting, unusual discoloration of the skin, severe burning and itching of the treated area.
Aggravated skin disease
A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology suggested that those who had skin issues such as acne, dermatitis and eczema were adversely affected by skin bleaching products.
According to Drugs.com: “skin bleaching products (particularly those that contain hydroquinone) can make skin more vulnerable to the dangerous ultraviolet rays of the sun.
The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology recommends protection from sun (a broad spectrum sunscreen) when using skin whitening creams to get rid of freckles or sun spots.
If you are using bleaching products and skin whitening product that has hydrogen peroxide and benzoyl peroxide, you may experience chemical reaction that could make skin dark and stained. If these two ingredients are used in combination, it could be more damaging for skin.
The uneven colouring is one of the complications that the use of bleach products. There are certain ingredients in these products that worsen age spots or give a dark shade to your skin.
Not only skin issues, the application of bleaching products could impair skin’s ability to heal from an injury, lesion or rash. A study published in the International Journal of Dermatology found that bleaching creams reduced or even impaired the wound healing ability in African subjects.