Style is what you make of it I guess. And one thing that seems to dip in and out of style is skin color.
One moment we were all out in the sun trying to get ourselves a tan, and the next we all want to be paler and whiten our skins so we look like we’ve never been anywhere near the sun.
Which explains the explosion in the sale of skin whitening products in the last few years. Go back 20 years and you’d be hard pressed to find even one on the beauty shelves. Now they are everywhere.
But it’s not just about lightening skin color of course to keep you in style. These products also have a use when it comes to reducing the appearance of blemishes or birth marks too for example. I understand they can even help with conditions like vitiligo – not by changing the affected skin, but by lightening the surrounding skin to blend so the areas of vitiligo don’t stand out so much. So they are pretty useful products, so long as you choose carefully and avoid the ones that use some of the heavier chemicals. You can get pretty much all-natural based products (read the reviews here).
Personally I’ve not used one of these products yet. I’m not averse to the idea of using them, just haven’t felt the need to.