A frame displays pictures of a woman who suffers from Exogenous Ochronosis, a cutaneous disorder due to a long-term application of hydroquinone skin-lightening beauty products, at Rabito Clinic which specialises in skin diseases in Accra, Ghana. Africa is experiencing a massive trend of skin bleaching, particularly in teenagers and young adults. In a continent where regulations are often lax or scorned this phenomenon is also laden with health risks.
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