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What I didn't know about skin lightening

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“I used to look at my skin as really dirty... now it’s my favourite thing about me”

From colourism to chemicals, we investigate the pressure young dark-skinned women feel to be lighter, and how they’ve learned to love their skin.
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If people want really to feel sorry for themselves because of their skin colour, try having dark skin and huge blotches of vitiligo. It's life changing, it keeps spreading and it's incurable.
Now tell us how sad you are that 100% of your skin is the same colour.
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They're pretty and intelligent. Love and appreciate how God made you!
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These comments are why this story should be told. Sad that people are always looking for a way to silence dark skinned people.
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Wow, seriously though they probably have the healthiest looking skin I’ve seen. I don’t know any women of any color who isn’t trying or wanting to change her skin color how awful is that? It’s not even because of what anyone else thinks, it’s because of what SHE thinks. That’s how much power media holds over us. We need to change that. EVERY women deserves to be happy with the skin she is born with.
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The irony is, us pale ones are all painting ourselves darker. Love the skin your in
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I am so confused, are people more racist in the UK than they are here in America?
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Both of you girls are beautiful... though be careful of what you put on your skin.
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This is also prevalent in countries such as Asia. Some women want a lighter complexion while others just want a more even skin tone. Skin lightner AKA hydroquinone is used and prescribed for both. These beautiful young ladies may have some image insecurities, BUT it is not always about self hate for black women. Women from all ethnicities use unhealthy chemicals seeking flawless skin and beautiful hair. Period.
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Reasons 832 Beyoncé ain’t ALL that. With the amount of raw talent she has it’s always baffled me why she became a beacon for black girls.
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I'm surprised!! Being that beautiful how can they ever think that they are ugly! And here I see ugly souls with just a normal looks think highly of themselves all the time!! You are not just beautiful honey you are gorgeous!!
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No no no black is beautiful. Please stop!
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Do they realize that when they have kids their babies will come out dark skinned too?
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The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice. 2Pac!
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