In Asia, being white or light skinned has become very popular. For the longest time, women, in general, have attempted to whiten their facial skin. In fact, most cultures considered women with the whitest skin the most beautiful, bringing forth the need for cosmetics. That was the case 3000 years ago, when Greek and Roman women smeared lead paint and chalk on their faces to “fake” having whiter skin (and cancer, unfortunately). However, the obsession with white skin has greatly evolved, shifting from beauty to a sign of social class.
According to sunlesstanning.ws,
there are a couple asian dermatological differences to take into account:
(dark spots) has an earlier onset than wrinkles and laxity (loss of firmness) on Asian skin (compared to Caucasians).
2. The Japanese
have the lightest skin tone; thus, Japanese women have low melanin and skin redness. The Indians have the darkest skin tone, and therefore high melanin content and skin redness.
3. Asian skin has a better behavior
during cooler months; because of reduced sun exposure, Asian women’s skin has better biomechanical properties such as elasticity and structures (collagen).
4. Skin becomes yellowish
with age and this is more visible in Chinese and Korean skin than other racial groups.
skin has the best condition (least deterioration with age), while Indian skin has the worst.
Due to these factors, Asians have viewed whiter skin with significance for centuries. In that time, pale skin has represented sophistication, innocence, femininity, and higher social stature. Consequently, In search of that whiter skin, Asian women will do just about anything:
They’ll cover their faces in 102 Degree Weather.
So anyways..i know cosmetics and other products are sometimes far too expensive..
What natural things can you do to whiten your skin?? i'll start the ball rolling: Besides applying moisturizer and putting on sunscreen and spf15 and up things... you can use lemon (lemon is a natural bleaching agent) and you can add either honey (to soften your skin and to make it more supple. Or yoghurt (softens and lightens skin..)
you can bath in rice water...or natural oaths ..and squeez some lemon in it ....
What other ways can you lighten your skin?....