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So many years of education yet nobody taught us how to love ourselves and why it is so important…
India’s young Priyanka Chopra, now internationally acclaimed actress once endorsed skin lightening creams when she was younger. Like most teenagers, she had once had self-esteem issues and thought to improve her “dusky” skin with the aid of skin creams. Realising that misconception she fostered, she has since spoken out against self-image sabotage.
Hydroquinone which is skin-lightening creams main ingredient is linked to cancer and has side effects that may include burns and skin thinning. Priyanka Chopra has learned to accept and love her skin.
The subject of skin colour is considered taboo among the darker communities. When it comes to the concept of beauty, especially in India, light unblemished skin is preferable to darker skins. The fairer skinned are portrayed positively and favourably whilst the darker skin is portrayed negatively.
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