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Why is bleaching your skin more taboo than burning it?

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At the end of the day whether someone uses a bleaching product to make their skin lighter (hydroquinone and mercury killing the melanin-making cells), or sits in the sun burning their skin (causing the cells in the epidermis to produce toxic compounds and damaging the capillarys), they are essentially doing the same thing – trying to change their skin colour.

Why is bleaching considered outrageous and yet sunbathing a status symbol.
Sunbathers will argue that they are just trying to look ‘healthy’, but we all know the history of people using arsenic to make their skin lighter (this was considered ‘healthy’ then), so it is clearly just the current fashion.
Is it the racial connotations of bleaching?
All I’m saying is: sunbathers are freaks!


Written by jackshaftoe

October 23, 2006 at 5:01 pm

Posted in quirky, rants

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