May 06, 2011 11:39 AM GMT
It never ceases to amaze the lengths that people will go to to lighten or darken their skin. In wester countries, white people are told that being pale is unattractive, and they they should go sit under UVB lamps crisping like fries in a holding tray at mcdonalds. Skin cancer is not worth a little extra color. You guys are fine the way you are.
Meanwhile, Nivea, Garnie and Olay (who sell products that assist in tanning in other markets) tell people in India and east Asia that having any color to their skin is horrible. They push products with mercury and hydroquinone to these people so that they have skin cancer too, and maybe chemical burns if they are really really lucky.
If somebody is telling you that the way you are born is ugly....why would you give them your money?