In recent weeks, some very creepy photos have been surfacing around tabloids and the web involving none other than former Major League Baseball player Sammy Sosa. This prompted many members of the media to make assumptions that he was either very sick, had a reaction due to his heavy steroid use, or that he was trying to "look white."
Sosa first appeared with this condition when he made an appearance at the Latin Grammy’s. The Dominican-born Sosa was famous for his home runs, and of course, steroid use. Sosa has been out of baseball for a couple years, and has never seemed to stay out of the limelight.
In his first public statements since the now infamous photos have surfaced, Sosa stated that he has been using a skin bleaching cream to "soften his skin."
Sosa continued to explain:
"What happened was that I had been using the cream for a long time and that, combined with the bright TV lights, made my face look whiter than it really is. I don’t think I look like Michael Jackson," he said to ESPN Deportes.
Sosa claimed that he purchased this bleaching cream in Europe, and then he joked that he was going to market it.
About Skin Bleaching Creams…….
Skin bleaching creams aren’t as popular as other types of skin creams, such as eye creams, but they are used by a number of people to help lighten skin tone and color. Many people use skin bleaching creams in an attempt to lessen the appearance of moles, freckles, and other spots on the skin.
Skin Bleaching creams go by many other names, such as "skin brighteners," and "skin whiteners."
There has been a lot of debate about the use of skin bleaching creams in recent years, as many of them contain an active ingredient called Hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is banned in many parts of the world, including Europe, and many opinions out there feel that this is an ingredient that does more harm than good.