As white as snow...

@diutay (1315)
Philippines
August 3, 2008 10:06am CST
I went to the mall just this evening and my attention was caught by another lay shopper who bought tons of skin whitening products. I guess a lot of women in my country would to have fairer skin. I've tried a bleaching soap one time and I swore I'll never do it again. How about you? Do you use any whitening products?
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5 responses
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
I remember way back when I was a teenager I read this little poem and I will share it with you: as a rule man is a fool when its hot he wants it cool when its cool he wants it hot always wanting what is not. If you simply substitute hot for dark and cool for fair, then you will have the secret behind the fascination we have for fair skin in this country. I admit that when I was younger I used to buy skin-whitening products. But they gave me more trouble than benefits, and so I gave up and decided I'm better off with what God gave me.
@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
Work with what you have and be happy with it. That product is now nada. Thanks.
@ruby222 (4848)
3 Aug 08
I couldnt really imagine why you would want to bleach or whiten your skin,the darker ski is amazing beautiful,I hace three nieces all of whom have dark skin,they have a Saudi father,and they are beautiful,so just be proud of that lovely deep skin,there are many who have white and pasty faces that would willingly swap laces with you.
@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
I was suckered by the promo. But I just used it thrice I think before throwing it out. Thanks.
3 Aug 08
Hi diutay, What in the world would any one who have dark skin wants to be white and white skin people have tans and burn their skins in the sun to have dark skin I woll never know. Why can't people be happy with the colour they have and don't thet know all these products are bad for your skin and will show up in later life I just don't understand. Tamara
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
That is surely a puzzle but maybe most of us are not that contented with what we have. Thanks.
@hanirose (307)
• Philippines
3 Aug 08
oh no, im happy with my skin. i don't really care about skin color cause if that's your skin color then that's in your genes you know and you can't do anything about it or if you ever can it's not something that will last or it's just superficial or artificial and you're gonna have to maintain it if you don't want your real color to come back. I really don't wanna mess with colors you know i mean, you just have to look at what happened to michael jackson. though i use sunscreen when i go out cause it's hot and it could make my skin dry and itchy. It makes it dark too and im sorta afraid of getting skin cancer. So all my products are just for the pimples, brown spots but not to change my skin color. I use loreal products mostly.
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
LOL. Actually, it was a buy one take one thing. My room mate and I went to the mall and just happened to get it. She really wanted to try and she had an extra one, so she gave it to me to my regret.
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@nutanjain (898)
• India
3 Aug 08
hi how are you i have used a skin whitening product earlier named FAIR & LOVELY it was proved to whiten the skin in 1 month initialyy it did not created probelm but later it just made my skin rougher and there was fairness but temporarilly then i just stopped using it because to be not caught in any aisde effect . i think we should be as we are and not use these types of deceptive masks on our skin these are only meant for celebs
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
Some of these products are ok at first but not exactly for prolonged use. Thanks.