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‘Why we bleach our skin’

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MISS OMOWUNMI OGUNDE

Why do you bleach?

I am a fair person, I believe I should be lighter than this.

Does it have side effect?

No, it does not because of my natural skin.

How long have you been bleaching?

It has been long, when I was in secondary school.

How much do you spend on the cream?

My creams cost me N10,000.  I use Body White and others.

EFFIONG

Why do you bleach?

I don’t believe I am bleaching.  I use any cream that comes my way.

Does it have side effect?

Yes, spots on my joints.  People believe I bleach.

How long have you been bleaching?

I started using my cream, Caro White some months ago.

How much do you spend to get the cream?

My cream cost me N3,000.

MRS. SAMUEL

Why do you bleach?

I bleach because my husband believes fair girls are the vogue.  So, in order for him not to look out for other young girls, I bleach.

Does it have side effect?

Yes, all I know is that I want to satisfy my husband.

How long have you been bleaching?

For two years.

How much do you spend to get your cream?

N2,000.

TUNDE

Why do you bleach?

I don’t bleach, my skin reacts to the cream I use.

Does it have side effect?

Yes, it does.  It gives the skin a repulsive odour.

How long have you been bleaching?

I started using my normal cream ever since I made up my mind to start using cream.  I use Body White.

How much do you spend to get the cream?

All my creams I spend N2,500.

– SHADE WESLEY METIBOGUN and DOLAPO AMODENI

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