Nollywood Actresses Skin Bleaching: What Is The Truth?

Skin bleaching remains one of the most controversial topics in today’s Nigeria. Celebrities and ordinary people who bleach their skin have their own reasons for doing it, and those who are against bleaching believe that everyone should be happy with their natural skin color.

Many Nigerian celebrities have already tried lightening their skin with various cosmetic products, although not every celeb is ready to openly admit it. Find out everything about Nollywood actresses skin bleaching right now!


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1. Rita Dominic

Many of Rita Dominic fans have noticed that her skin has gotten lighter over the years, but there is no definitive proof of Rita Dominic skin bleaching. The most common opinion about the look of Rita’s skin is that she is using anti-age beauty products and heavier makeup, which may have contributed to her skin looking lighter.

Another reason for the slightly different shade of Rita Dominic’s skin may be the film set lighting, which is known for changing the color of the objects in front of the camera.

Rita Dominic skin bleaching

2. Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa is one of the most beloved Nigerian TV and radio personalities, as well as a prominent blogger. She is one of the Nigerian ladies who weren’t happy with the natural shade of their skin and opted for bleaching.

Toke Makinwa bleaching is one of the topics that every fan was interested in, but since the star never opened up about the bleaching procedures she had to go through, all we have now is assumptions. However, it’s hard not to notice how much Toke’s appearance changed since she was a young girl.

Toke Makinwa bleaching

3. Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh made the headlines some time ago after admitting what most other Nollywood celebrities are afraid to say out loud. It became known that Tonto Dikeh bleach allegations turned out to be true – the actress decided not to wait for the media to uncover her secret and told the truth during her appearance at an interview.

Ms. Dikeh is one of the few celebs who admitted that she believes skin bleaching is nothing to be ashamed or afraid of, but only when the procedure is done right and doesn’t cause any negative effects like various skin conditions.

Tonto Dikeh bleach

4. Funke Akindele

Fans would have never thought that their beloved Funke Akindele would join the Nigerian actresses who bleach their skin, and she was always looking radiant and proud of her coloring. However, when Funke arrived at an event last year, the guests and photographers couldn’t help but notice that something was different about her appearance.

There is no verified information on whether Funke Akindele has started using bleaching skin products or decided to undergo a whitening surgery, but fans are still having doubts whether her look is all natural or achieved via cosmetics.

Funke Akindele

5. Celebrity bleaching secrets

The one question any celebrity fan would like to know the answer to is this: “What do celebrities use to bleach their skin?” The most important bleaching tip a celebrity could give is to only start a bleaching process under medical supervision. A skin doctor will not only prescribe the right products for every skin type and shade but will also deal with possible side effects of hydroquinone and other whitening components.

Another important tip is to thoroughly cleanse and care for the skin. Your morning and evening beauty routine should include exfoliating with a gentle scrub, as well as toning and moisturizing. Moreover, your skin will become very sensitive to sunlight and UV rays, which is why you should use protection in form of SPF skin products.


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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 2-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!