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Why do Asian countries have so many "Whitening skin" products?
Posted 4/11/10
i agree...
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My skin is supposed to be white, but I live in a tropical country, and that's why I am tanned... I hate that >< I mean, I was just playing soccer from 10 to 1 o' clock, and I got terribly tanned! -_-U It's not funny to have a brown face, half of my arms and legs brown and the other half white you know, so I do use some whitening skin products.
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im not even IMPLYING that darker skintones are better.. im just asking everyones opinion on what do they think about these whitening cream stuff... in fact i don't think darker skintones look better on asians either... i think they look better the way they were originally.. like the girl in ur pic.. not like someone who came from the dead. if i wanted my moms or girlfriends opinion trust me, i woulda asked... but this time i want EVERYONES opinion... now that i have urs u may move on. Thx for replying.


I don't think the reason is too complicated.
Some Asians just like having lighter skin.
They think it looks pretty, so they go for it.
I think that's all there is to it. =)
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When I was taking Asian Art History, my professor explained about during the dynasty how if some one has light skin, then they are rich meaning they do not have to do labor work in the sun. People who have dark skin are usually the pleasant, because they have to stay in the sun in longer hours working. The rich women would cover their face with white lead to make their skin more white, so it is not recently that Asian wants light skin. My mom told me that light skin in the eyes of Chinese is beautiful.

Back to your questions: I do not like whitening products, because my skin is light enough. I am so tire of every product like cleansers/masks have whitening effects, because the chemicals that lightening your skin is not good for the skin. No I do not think it makes some one look younger. I do not think people with fair skin look dead, and beside some people just do not get tan. I could stay out in the sun for couple hours in the sun during summer, and I still do not get a tan. I work as a gardener once, and I stayed out in the sun for 4 hours still I don't get a tan. I am just trying to say is be happy in your own skin. ^ o ^
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Posted 4/11/10

andrea-black662 wrote:

i can only speak from my point of view, but i think its from years of brainwashing from the media and not being happy with yourself. i am a brown skin woman and i am 100% comfortable with my skin and i never had a problem with people "accepting" me for who i am. i think everyone should be happy with the skin they are in. i really don't understand how white skin can make someone more attractive, i also cant figure out how dark skin can make someone more attractive or unattractive, its just skin, plain and simple. that's just my opinion though, to each his own...


Yeah I agree with you that people could be more happy accepting their own skin color than trying to change their color of skin.
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Posted 4/11/10
People are never happy with what they have. Advertisements tap into that unhappiness, and that's how they sell their products. The same stupid crap with skin color goes on in the west too. The media tells us all we have to be tan, and advertisements play up on that, making people feel unhappy with their naturally pale skin to buy their products. I'm imagining it's the same issue in Asian countries, just reversed.
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Whiter skintone are Hot!!! Whiter skin are attractive! Look at the girl in my avatar, isn't she pretty! ^^ Imagine she is very dark, isn't that a turn-off!


I'm trying to say this in a way that doesn't seem too insulting, but I cannot hold back my disdain for your post. Just by you saying, "Whiter skin tones are more attractive" just sounds plain biased and could be viewed as insensitive. I believe all skin tones are beautiful, and I wish people would stop comparing and judging each other.

Posted 4/11/10

LosingOrbit wrote:


In all honestly that sounds pretty ignorant.


I was going say that, but I didn't want deplete my intelligence with something like that.
It's his opinion, no matter how inane & sorta hurtful it is.
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Posted 4/11/10
idk..
Posted 4/11/10
I suppose its like tanning products except it makes you pale instead of tanned. Same thing

Its just self-enhancement
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Posted 4/11/10
im too tan I need to whiten my face
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Posted 4/11/10
Because they strive to be white...
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Posted 4/11/10
besides they are naturally white colored to begin with.. so all those people who claim that they are trying to be caucasian seriously quit it
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Posted 4/11/10
well, throughout the history of most Eastern Asian countries like China, their standards of beauty included light skin. Maybe they think it matches better with their hair and eye color. Its just that the majority still thinks like that, hence so many whitening products. I personally think it varies, some asians look better with lighter skin color, and some look better tan.
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Whiter skintone are Hot!!! Whiter skin are attractive! Look at the girl in my avatar, isn't she pretty! ^^ Imagine she is very dark, isn't that a turn-off!



I'm trying to say this in a way that doesn't seem too insulting, but I cannot hold back my disdain for your post. Just by you saying, "Whiter skin tones are more attractive" just sounds plain biased and could be viewed as insensitive. I believe all skin tones are beautiful, and I wish people would stop comparing and judging each other.




Seems more attactive to me la! That's my own opinion! I don't care what others think, If u think differently, that's your own opinion! I didn't force anyone to think the same way as me! Everyone have different opinion! That's natural! I didn't said dark skin are ugly! Just like people prefer using internet explorer 8 while some others like using firefox!
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