Do you know anyone who hates her/his natural skin tone?
Many Filipinos try to do everything to get rid of their brown skin. Many whitening products in different forms can be found in the Philippines. Filipinos, especially women invest in whitening soaps, lotions, cream, pills, and even expensive glutathione injections which they believe to give them whiter complexion. But why do we want to alter our shade while Europeans and most caucasians admire our beautiful brown color?
Skin whitening among Asians is dated back to ancient times where having a fair skin is a status symbol.
In the Philippines, their obsession with with skin is blamed on hundreds of years of colonization and it goes on to today’s modern women. To them, whiter skin is more beautiful.
Melanin is responsible for brown shade of our skin. It also gives color to our hair and eyes. It is produced by cells called melanocytes. The more melanin you have, the darker your color will be.
Melanin acts as a natural sunscreen to protect you from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. Lack of UV protection may cause skin cancer. Melanin deficiency or otherwise known as albinism, which causes lack of pigmentation in skin, hair and eyes. People suffering from albinism or “albinos” has a great risk of having skin cancer.
Melanin also play an important role to human’s ability to hear. According to the researchers, a lack of melanocytes in the inner ear results in cochlear impairment, or hearing loss.
Skin whitening products slows the production of melanin in the outer layer of the skin. Another thing, health whitening products contains toxic chemicals such as hydroquinone, mercury and steroids. So it does not only stop the production of your natural UV protection, it also exposes you to health hazards.
Having brown skin is not bad at all, in fact, those who already have natural white skin spend a lot to make their skin darker, just as much as you spend with those harmful whitening products.
Beauty comes from within and real beauty is not only skin deep. Love your shade as you love your health. after all , God made us according to His own image and so we are all beautiful in our uniqueness.
Source: Skin Whitening News
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