Sorry somehow I have been bombarded with bleaching products in different media forms. My husband recorded the BBC show “make me white” for me about two months or so ago. I just got around to watching it.
I also noticed over the weekend that a major blogger keeps advertising bleaching products despite having made a fortune off advertising – so you can’t argue that she needs the money. But then there is also an argument of whether she advertises for them or not they will still be marketed.
I know you are asking whats my business with bleaching? None really- just sometimes I ask if people are not worried about the evident damage- no one that has bleached has successfully done it for decades. Even one of the richest black women in the world has horrible hands and feet -its the visible after effects of youthful bleaching (lizard hands and feet i call them). She is in her 60’s now.
My mom says the growing market segment of her clients are 50 year old women that end up with kidney damage and some are even on dialysis. One in particular was still bleaching while undergoing dialysis…so she was wondering the point in even giving her a kidney friendly diet.
PS: there are all sorts of bleaching products from the high end by the likes of Givenchy to the lower end Tura and co. By the way the Givenchy “Dr white”- didn’t work – the BBC reporter tested it for 8 weeks – so if you are aspiring to bleach don’t waste your money on that one. The reporter got nicer skin but ended up darker.
Bleaching is not particular to class or race. I know of a half Russian half Nigerian young woman who is lighter than me to begin with. She is now bleaching- she is trying to be brighter than her future or rather her past (her mother).
I don’t understand the drive to look ghostlike- so I can’t pretend that i understand bleaching. I have been guilty of tanning in my late teens in an attempt to be darker but after a nasty sunburn experience – i don’t even bother anymore. I also learnt about the harmful effects of laying out in the afternoon sun- ala skin cancer and borrowed myself a brain.
Bleaching is a billion dollar industry – would you participate in it if you could? Essentially if you know you can make a fortune selling bleaching products would you sell them?
Despite looking like i could be bleaching i don’t believe I would sell bleaching products. Then again maybe I am not hungry enough.
I am not going to ask anyone on here if they bleach ‘cos many people won’t answer this question frankly. Bleaching isn’t still something folks admit to openly- even when the evidence is glaring.
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