Sunday, December 25, 2016
Skin Whitening Soap
My boyfriend, Trevor, received a tiny, decorated bag at work from his Filipino co-workers. The bag is kind of feminine, so he passed it on to me.
The contents were two boxes of whitening soap, by a company called Magical! I was like, "What are you trying to tell me?" He said, "Nothing. I just saw two little soaps with a chick on it and thought I would give it to you."
What a sweetie pie for thinking of me.
What baffles me about this soap is the precedence of self-hate that darker completed Asians feel the new to lighten their skin. Having grown up in beach cities of southern California, I loved a tan or "healthy glow" from having some sun light. Lightening my skin has never been a thought that crossed my mind.
I love my freckles and beauty marks. It makes me unique. As the song goes..."A face without freckles is like a sky without stars."