colors of skin, which would you prefer?[white, brown, black]

Philippines
February 3, 2010 7:51pm CST
I live in the Philippines which were dominated by brown color just like any other Asian countries.Lately there's a lucrative business which is tremendously booming, you will have an edge if you are a merchandiser of beauty products like skin whitening creams, soaps or in capsule forms which claims to transform you to have a beautiful white silky skin in just a few months.Testimonies say it works but most of the time not because some fly by night businessman join this craze only to earn money disregarding the true effects of their products.But had anyone notice that Europeans, Americans,and other white skin people prefer brown skin, mulatto or tanned color.They do mostly sunbathing especially during summer time to have a tanned color.Some Asians do anything to have their skin turned white,staying mostly indoors to avoid the heat of the sun.My co-My Lotters please to this topic, Thanks.
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21 responses
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
I'm just wondering why a lot of our countrymen want to become white whereine white people put themselves under the sun to get the "Tan" look. What they don't know is that our brown skin protects us from the tropical sun we have in the Philippines. That's why I'm proud of my brown skin, there's no need to go to the beach to tan myself. Most of all, I'm proud to be a brown-skinned Filipino.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Feb 10
i hate that so many filipinos go around sayin all white people want brown skin we dont not all of us, just a few,so why not just say some white people want brown skin, I like my slightly tanned white skin,its me part of my heritage,I am an American,you are a Filipino and proud of it why not it is your heritage. lets be proud all of us of who we are.
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Sorry Hatley, I should have wrote "some white people". Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
@etioewe (143)
• Mexico
4 Feb 10
well the truth is this products on sales now will have an effect later and destroy the skin of this lovely looking brown poeple what every your color is, its better you leave it that way and enjoy the beauty of the skin, besides that now the best world respected skin is the brown skin every bady loves it its firm, smooth, and long lasting and withstand any weather condition. but when been mixed with this new products that these companies just want to use in making a living for themselves and destroy the innocent low self esteemed person who thinks changing his or her skin will give them a qualit level.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Hi, etioewe.I agree with you that this companies who are promoting this products only thinks of themselves, how there income increases disregarding it's effect to consumers. Thanks.
@lugiar (39)
• China
4 Feb 10
The color of my skin is neither white nor brown or black,it's yellow.I's no different between these skins,some white man made them looks deeper,but some black man made them looks like white.I will do nothing to change my skin,for the most beautiful skin depends on health and smooth but not color.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Right my co-Mylotter lugiar,Accept what it is that He had given us and be proud.What matters is the inner side.Thanks.
@DOLLYBABY (2534)
• United States
4 Feb 10
i am proud and appreciate the way god has made me.i am also grateful and thankful to god for the way he had made me...there's nothing i would do change out i look on the outside...besides mostly who bought whitening creams,pills and soap and take injections to get a lighten complexion will suffer the consequences for having skin cancer somewhere or another in your life.
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Yes we should be proud of what God had given us.It's good to be natural.Thanks dollybaby
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
i rather have my true color which is brown... i am a Filipino too.. so i not ashame of my color... as u said americans love the color brown, and some of them as i see also during summer days we do have many visitors from different countries to go some beaches like BORACAY which is the most popular place to go... why should i prefer to be white so many things to be done especially those bleaching and what so ever that is so expensive... being natural is the best we must do...
• United States
4 Feb 10
I have mocha colored skin and I love it. It's not the color that I have a problem with it's the uneven tone and it's tendency to hyper-pigment that I don't care for.
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Thank you marzellab, I just thought about it.We should be proud of what God had given us and be thankful.
@abitcurious (1423)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
I'm a Filipina and I'm boycotting whitening products right now. I'm really comfortable with my skin tone right now so I think I don't need those. It's consumerism at work. The supplier manipulating the market so the demand for his product would go up. You wouldn't sell tanning products to people who don't need tanning.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Thanks for responding abitcurious.You're right this is about business just to make money.Promising miracles who believes.Proud to be a Filipino.Thanks.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Feb 10
hi stanley777 for heavens sakes if your skin is white ,or brown, or black it is your skin, it makes you unique ,it is what you were born with.Why would you want to be something different? are you not proud to be filipino or asian or American Or what ever? this is the height of silliness to mess with your skin color.Not all Americans want brown skin. and for most Califorinians if we are outside any everyday we will get tanned. But I am proud of my slightly tanned white skin,it says I am an American born in the US and damned proud to be one. be proud of who you are, we are all unique, do not want to be me,want to be yourself.
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Hi Hatley, I think I go out of line here.I should have written few or some.I'm very sorry if I offended you, I just thought of this topic because its the fad now in our country.As you have written we are all unique and we should be proud of it.Thanks.
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
I wish I have a pinkish color. I am a Filipino but my color though not dark is just lighter but I wish it is pink because pink gives a different glow. I don't like to be white because it is oftentimes accompanied by freckles. I don't want to be black either because it looks so awful. I think we Filipinos are somewhat blessed because we are in the middle not white but certainly not black. I wonder why I still could not be contented and would hope to have pink. Well it is because men sometimes are weird. When it is black they want it white, if it is white they want it black, if it is brown, they want it pink and so on and so forth.
• Singapore
5 Feb 10
I am from Singapore and also have brown skin. I use whitening cream and it helps me with my pigmentation. I am happy with my colour but the cream just helps to reduce my brown spots on my skin. So I am happy to have good skin especially when I am turning 41 this year.
• United States
4 Feb 10
I am Hispanic but my family is originally from Spain so I have a very white skin color, living all my life in the Caribbean people would always tried to be tanned, and I used to get annoyed when people used to bother me telling me why I was so white and why I wouldn't tan. I would always answer that I was comfortable with the way I looks, and I was not going to change for any society pattern that has been imposed. I applaud the poster who said she was going to boycott all those whitening products.
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Hi stanley777,my skin color is fair and it's natural.I just maintain it with body lotion to make my skin soft and smooth.Welcome to mylot!
@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
4 Feb 10
I am from asia site. And i like brown color. Mix of white and black. I think they look so pretty then other. Whatever they wear they look nice. Si prefer brown. I have brown color skin.
@sirknight (118)
4 Feb 10
hello nice comments ,i will tell you my angle on this it is better to have a darker skin because of the sun ,white skin is pretty useless if you are in a hot country remebeer white skin is the weakest skin you can have because it has virtually no resistance to the sun and the sun burns it easyily
@BART78 (2932)
• Canada
4 Feb 10
i read this aricle before that made me proud of our color, according to the article most of european people and americans alike prefer our brown skin, they call it 'exotic beauty'..
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
I'm Filipino too, I don't need need whitening soap or any kind of whitening products. because I have a fairer skin. I don't understand why majority of the Filipino wants to have a fairer skin even if they spending much on whitening products. You need to be proud of your color. I think they believe if you have whiter skin you have many opportunities.
4 Feb 10
skin color is genetic inheritance.. I think whitening product skin is only temporary..so grateful for what god given to us.
• India
4 Feb 10
Lately??!!! In india we’ve had this product called Fair & Lovely for as long as I can remember LOL and the fascination of my aunts to use it regularly…I’ve grown up seeing this craziness all around me so kind of immune to it really as I know that it looks so horrible when just your face or neck parts are white while the rest of your body is your true skin colour! None of us in the family are very dark…we have what is called bright wheatish coloured and that is perfectly OK with me. I would rather have a healthy glowing skin than a sick pallor on my face.
@novelcai (603)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
hi there stanley. im from philippines too and im working as a beauty consultant. im handling an international brand and im assisting clients from different countries. i love my skin color. here in philippines i can say that my skin tone is fair than to a typical type of morena (filino skin tone) but if i compare my color for those who have realy white from other asian color, im still brown to them. base on my own observation asian skin is really good compare to other country. specially japanese, chinese, and korean. but they also want to make their skin more whiter and whiter. they are obsses w/ a whitening skin care, however some of my clients from states and eaurope they are after w/ all different types of tanning and bronzing products. well there was a saying that people really dont satisfied for what we have. white want to be dark, dark want to be fair, straight hair want to get curl and curly hair makes their hair rebonded!! :)) happy mylotting :)
@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
4 Feb 10
yeah it is one of the posmo lifestyle. I grateful become an asian with brown color skin. I don't want to change my color skin. I also use some cosmetics products only to help me stay fresh not to change me into white.