Skin Complexion

Philippines
February 16, 2008 6:28am CST
How do you feel about your skin complexion? A lot of Filipinas like me wants to have a fairer or lighter skin that's why Glutathione Pills are selling like pancakes here in the Philippines. I also know some foreigners who wishes wo have tanned skin just like ours, Filipinas. How about you? Are you happy with your skin complexion or do you wish that it's lighter or tanned?
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12 responses
@nomoso (652)
• India
27 Feb 08
hey even i was kind of feeling inferior of having dark skin..but nowadays brown rocks and there are many who have achieved with dark skin and its the courage and attitude that matter not the skin color..
• Philippines
29 Feb 08
Hi there! It's nice that finally, more and more people are beginning to appreciate the beauty of dark skin. I agree with you that courage and attitude is a lot more important than the skin color. Thank you very much for your response.
@nomoso (652)
• India
21 Mar 08
thank you..
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
You're welcome. God bless and have nice day!
@Jemina (5779)
17 Feb 08
I have learned to accept my complexion. I know that in other country people envy our color. You see they even spend whole day basking in the sun to get tanned. Some of them even have tan sprayed on their skin. So why would I want to be fair?
• Philippines
17 Feb 08
Hi there Jemina! Thank you very much for your response. I think that it's great that you are comfortable with your skin and that you appreciate our color.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I have never heard of that medication you speak of, I sure hope that it does not give any untoward side-effects!
@Jemina (5779)
10 Mar 08
I also never heard of any side-effects either. Maybe in the long run but I hope it's not too bad.
• Philippines
13 May 08
I'd prefer the natural color of filipinas. Kayumanggi, not so dark and not so fair. I would say I love the kayumanggi complexion. This is one reason, find me a whole body painting portrait where in the female model was painted totally white? or fair? If the painter did that it would look like a ghost. right? For naturally and for art's sake kayumanggi rules.
• Philippines
13 May 08
Hi there black mantra! I love the "kayumanggi" or "tan" complexion too. Thank you very much for your response.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
27 Mar 08
Well, I agree with you. When I was younger, I did practically everything to make my perpeturally tanned skin, fair. I spent a futune for all those beauty products that promised to give me a fair skin. But since foreigners are more drawn to me because of my skin color. I learned to accept the color of my skin now. My hubby loves my skin so much. I feel good also when people turn heads whenever I walk or pass them in public places.
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
Hi there ruthinian! Yeah, most of those who watns to whiten their skin are the young once based from what I have noticed. It's nice that you know how others appreciate the beauty of your skin especially the one who matters most- your hubby. Thank you very much for your response.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
i like the way my skin is. i think we are one of the nationality with good skins. although some of our kababayan wants to get fairer i think our skin is cool. i have traveled in some other countries and met people with different nationality, they have white skin pero may pekas. lol. so i like the way we filipina are.
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
Hi there roni! yeah, I think that being "kayumanggi" or tan looks good.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
10 Mar 08
i have tanned complexion. here also people like fair complexion. more in women all like fair complexion. it is giving rise to all fairness creams. But it is also making the darker lot inferiority complex.
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
Beautiful women - Beautiful Celebrities
Hi there! Yeah, and not everyone can afford creams and pills for whitening right? Well, I think that they should just look for alternatives, other means of enhancing their natural beauty. Thank you very much for your response.
@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
10 Mar 08
Dear nanayagel, I am from India I do have a brownish skin a may be Dravidian skin, but never I had felt any complexion feeling with fairer skins as my relatives have fair skins and even my sister has fair skin. But I hope it the confidence one has overcomes the skin complexions if person feels inferior. Skin colour is not the only one aspect of beauty there are others aspects too like the way one talks, behaves, the lips, the walk, the style even one is dark these could easily compensate the skin colour.
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
Beautiful Nina - Nina, The Philippine's Soul Siren
Hi there! I agree. There are lots of other aspects that can show a person's beauty aside from the skin complexion. Thank you very much for your response.
• United States
27 Feb 08
Hi Nanayangel, I am black and very proud of my complexion. But there are many Jamaicans who desires lighter skin tone like yourself. They too use skin lightening cream. Here in Jamaica it is reffered to as bleaching and is mostly found in the ghetto areas. Nicky1987
• Philippines
29 Feb 08
Hi there Nicky1987! Thank you very much for your response. That's really nice that you are proud of your skin complexion. Are the lightening creams effective?
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I am satisfied with my skin's complexion, it works for me. I am medium fair - not pale... have freckles and a reddish tone to my skin. I think all skin colors are lovely, God is a Master Artist after-all.
• Philippines
29 Feb 08
Hi there Modestah! That's great that you're satisfied with your skin complexion. I find freckles really cute even though there are some who think it is a problem. It's also nice that you think that every skin compleion is beautiful and you're right, they are all created by God and you can't find a better artist to do that. Thank you very much for your response.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
27 Feb 08
im morena and during my childhood years i have been teased alot but now, i have learned to appreciate my skin color. my boyfriend loved me for what i am and what i look like so it doesnt really bother me now. haha.
• Philippines
27 Feb 08
Hi there! Thank you very much for your response. It's great that you're happy with your complexion.
@manya_pearl (1903)
• Singapore
24 Feb 08
I like my skin complexion, its not that light as korean, but not that brown as other malayan people. I never consume any whitening pills, since i know it has side effects to body metabolism. I use some anti-oxidant product for skin and anti-uv moisturiser and lotion.
• Philippines
24 Feb 08
Hi there manya_pearl! Thank you very much for your response. It's great that you are contented with your skin complexion. When you already love your skin, I think that what you should just do is take care of it. And like what you do, the first thing will be to put on some protection from the sun's rays. Thank you very much for sharing.
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
20 Feb 08
I am realitively happy with the color of my skin. I like to get a tan in the summer but then I worry about the negative effects of the sun on my skin. I think this summer I might just buy self-tanner. What really bothers me is moles....or beauty marks....I don't think they are beautiful at all, I hate them. I wish someone would invent a mole eraser.
• Philippines
21 Feb 08
Hi there Nykkee! That's really great. I agree with you about moles and beauty marks. I don't have much and the ones I have are hidden from plain sight. We had a househelp who has a beauty mark covering almost half of her face and she's been called names such as metal face, dalmatian, and stuff which are really mean.