Ban skin-lightening products‚ KZN academic urges

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s head of dermatology on Thursday called for a ban on “the sale and use of skin-lightening products”.

Professor Ncoza Dlova claimed her “recent research on the use of skin-lightening products — including leading South African brands” revealed that nine out of 10 of users of “the creams were unaware of the dangerous side-effects‚ including skin cancer”.