Keita Balde is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club Cagliari. According to MTO News, he is recognized as one of the best soccer players in the world.
Born in Spain, he decided to represent Senegal at international level; his parents’ hometown.
Keita is going viral today, because he’s been going through some pretty serious changes lately. It looks like the formerly dark-skinned soccer player has bleached the horrible layer of skin on his skin – and looks like a completely different person.
Here are a few photos of Keita, taken from last year:
And this is what he looks like now:
Black Twitter is currently pulling the baller up and down the block.
However, skin lightening is not a new phenomenon. It has existed for many decades. Skin lightening products are sold in stores and on Amazon, an e-commerce marketplace.
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But the World Health Organization warns that skin bleaching can cause liver and kidney damage, mental disorders, brain damage in the fetus and cancer.
A new skin bleaching treatment that is being applied is the administration of glutathione intravenously – a natural antioxidant produced by the liver. Intravenous glutathione treatments can lighten the skin and the product can also now be made as an oral antioxidant supplement.