We REALLY live in a fairness obsessed country!!! Forget about fairness creams, I am unable to find a single sunscreen, moisturizer, compact.. heck even a deodorant that DOES NOT have a ‘fairness’ tag attached to it. Every single product available in the market, be it for your face or feet or body or hands – is guaranteed to make you fair. Well, you know what.. I am happy with my color. I would have been happy even if I was darker than what I am now (which FYI, I was
during college). All I want is healthy, glowing skin. Not healthy, glowing fair skin.
You can be of a darker shade and still glow like a lightbulb.
Even the sales people in the stores show products that are a shade lighter than your skin color. And then proudly proclaim saying it will make you look fairer. Every single time, I need to ask them for the next shade and they look at me like I’ve gone bonkers. They hand it to me all the while chattering about how the lighter shade will make my skin look fairer. NO IT WON”T. It’ll make me look like I have white wash on my face, and am not really fond of that look.
The other day I had a particularly hard time getting this sales girl off my back while I went around the store making purchases. She literally followed me to every aisle, and kept pushing me to buy the fairer shade. I was in no mood to shout at anyone so I just walked out with only half my shopping done
People really need to change their mindset drastically. Bring fair does not automatically make you beautiful. Being fair does not automatically make you superior. Being fair does not automatically make the world a better place for you. Be ‘fair’ in the real sense.
Walk by faith, not by sight.
We are all the same color, when you turn off the light.
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