Skin Bleaching in Ghana: “When You Are Light-Skinned, You Earn More”

Jun 29, 2020 by

A legacy of the colonial mindset, the market for skin-lightening products is booming in Ghana, with even some international conglomerates pushing bleaching creams. But the side effects can be deadly.

By Anne Backhaus und Ella Okunmwendia in Accra, Ghana –
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Light skin as a beauty ideal: In Ghana and several other African countries, dangerous skin-bleaching products are a billion-dollar business.
SIMON MAINA/ AFP

Source: Skin Bleaching in Ghana: “When You Are Light-Skinned, You Earn More” – DER SPIEGEL

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