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If your not trying to fade some blemishes or scars.....then don't take these pills....Lighter skin doesn't not = better skin, prettier skin, just = lighter skin and a poor self image that lighter is better Wrong!....you should embrace and be Proud of your Ebony Skin Tones....not change it.

Here is a list Sexy, Beautiful People
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Beverley Johnson
Denzel Washington
Oprah Winfrey
Shemar Moore
Queen Latifah
LL Cool J
Angela Bassett
Jessica White
Michele Obama
Ajuma Nasenyana
Whitney Houston
Naomi Campbell
Kelly Rowland
Oluchi Onweagba
Tamara Dobson
Iman
 

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I agree:)) Brown skin IS beautiful..... it's warmer and more exotic than light skin........! I still think that Nicole Kidman is beautiful but that doesn't mean that Tayra Banks and Neomi Campbel aren't STUNNING !!!!
 

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These are all beautiful people but you must respect the fact that it is the individual's right to alter his/her appearance as she sees fit. Nobody rags on a white person who darkens her skin to a tanned mixed-race or Hispanic tone. She is free to do as she wishes! Many white people do not like to be pale; that is why there are tanning salons & products everywhere you look. Borwn/black people should enjoy all the freedoms available to their white co-citizens & be free to choose.
 

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Wouldn't it be interesting if our cities had lightening salons just like they have tanning salons...that would be so cool!
 

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They do have skin lightening salons. If you'd like more info on it, I'd suggest you google 'skin lightening salons' in your town/state/country and see what you find nearby you.

I read of these a while back on another board. I have NO info on them and I have NOT looked into them myself, but someone was swearing by some place in California. I didn't, even, try to notice the name.

They are supposed to have some in the US, UK, etc.

Google if anyone wants any more info, as I, personally, have NO experience with these type of places.
 

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okay when did shamar moore become brown skin? i always thought he was considered light skin, ne who i dont think u should judge ne 1 who wants to lighten their skin, its their body no urs!!!
 

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If your not trying to fade some blemishes or scars.....then don't take these pills....Lighter skin doesn't not = better skin, prettier skin, just = lighter skin and a poor self image that lighter is better Wrong!....you should embrace and be Proud of your Ebony Skin Tones....not change it.

Here is a list Sexy, Beautiful People
BrownSkin
Beverley Johnson
Denzel Washington
Oprah Winfrey
Shemar Moore
Queen Latifah
LL Cool J
Angela Bassett
Jessica White
Michele Obama
Ajuma Nasenyana
Whitney Houston
Naomi Campbell
Kelly Rowland
Oluchi Onweagba
Tamara Dobson
Iman
Aarrgh! Not another one of these posts!
I love brown skin myself, but I would like a warmer even and golden tone.

Some people who lighten want to enhance their features among other reasons.

And Shamar Moore - he is sooo lush. Him and Tyson beckford, id do them in a hot minute....
 

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If your not trying to fade some blemishes or scars.....then don't take these pills....Lighter skin doesn't not = better skin, prettier skin, just = lighter skin and a poor self image that lighter is better Wrong!....you should embrace and be Proud of your Ebony Skin Tones....not change it.

Here is a list Sexy, Beautiful People
BrownSkin
Beverley Johnson
Denzel Washington
Oprah Winfrey
Shemar Moore
Queen Latifah
LL Cool J
Angela Bassett
Jessica White
Michele Obama
Ajuma Nasenyana
Whitney Houston
Naomi Campbell
Kelly Rowland
Oluchi Onweagba
Tamara Dobson
Iman
Find your list bias and you have ignored the fact there are people here like me who don't have ebony skin but have brown skin. It maybe a shock
but were all not "ebony" skin colour. So try give another list just as long, without black people, who have dark skin and are world famous...or even slightly famous.
 

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I agree with donaldo and ondine....... it is YOUR body, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Some pale people get tans and some dark people lighten....so what thats life. It's what YOU think is best for you, not what other people is best for you or what you "should" do or be.
Don't be ignorant but be yourself
 

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It is interestinng that brownskin has utterly failed to remark that virtually every woman on this 'proud-to-be-black' list has either chemically straightened her hair OR is wearing a weave (or both!). Why is skin lightening theself-hatred quantifier whereas hair texture alretation is acceptable? Are all those white women who curl up their hair expressing self-hatred? What of tanners? Do white women who lighten their brown hair to blonde harbour a hatred of brunettes?

Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, Iman & Queen Latifah are ALL examples of black women whose complexions have gotten mysteriously lighter over the past 2 decades. Hmmmm....is it due to depletion of the ozone layer or...possibly...skin lightening. Queen Latifah wears a long blonde hair-weave as does Iman (sometimes).

There definitely ARE many beautiful people with varying skin tones from Nicole Kidman to Denzel Washington & all tones in between. Nobody here has ever stated that ALL dark people should lighten their skin OR that they would ALL look better with lighter skin. Those of us who DO want to lighten our skin (& ARE doing so) should be treated with the same respect as tanners, hair curlers or straighteners, tinted contact wearers & extensions-wig & weave wearers. The last 2 categories are by no means exclusive to black people. Many white women (P.Hilton)who have brown eyes use blue or green lenses. Oprah wore hazel contacts (& straightened hair) for over a decade. Then, her eyes went back to dark brown, her hair obtained a weave & her skin turned almost yellow! These statements are not meant to be judgmental, but to be supportive of people's right to alter their appearance as they desire w/o all the judgment, sociology & moralism in the world to descend upon them.

The 'regulars' here at skin lightening do not strike me as pathetic desperate self-haters lacking in good sense or intelligence. There hasn't even been a whiff of racism here either as we are comprised of everything from whites with sun damage, melasma, freckles they'd rather not have, age spots or unevenness to very dark people whose complexions may not flatter their features. There are Asians, Middle Eastern people & South Asians too. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Atheists & Pagans share knowledge, encouragement & mutual support. How many forums unite such a diverse crowd as we do here every day? EVERYONE is welcome & there is no 'ideal' skin tone for all.

Odd how the critics who chide us seldom return to read & respond to our comments. They show up, post some condescending lecture (that always reveals the fact that they didn't do a lot of reading before posting) & then VANISH! We argue our point with polite but unassailable LOGIC & that is hard to refute!
 

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It is interestinng that brownskin has utterly failed to remark that virtually every woman on this 'proud-to-be-black' list has either chemically straightened her hair OR is wearing a weave (or both!). Why is skin lightening theself-hatred quantifier whereas hair texture alretation is acceptable? Are all those white women who curl up their hair expressing self-hatred? What of tanners? Do white women who lighten their brown hair to blonde harbour a hatred of brunettes?

Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, Iman & Queen Latifah are ALL examples of black women whose complexions have gotten mysteriously lighter over the past 2 decades. Hmmmm....is it due to depletion of the ozone layer or...possibly...skin lightening. Queen Latifah wears a long blonde hair-weave as does Iman (sometimes).

There definitely ARE many beautiful people with varying skin tones from Nicole Kidman to Denzel Washington & all tones in between. Nobody here has ever stated that ALL dark people should lighten their skin OR that they would ALL look better with lighter skin. Those of us who DO want to lighten our skin (& ARE doing so) should be treated with the same respect as tanners, hair curlers or straighteners, tinted contact wearers & extensions-wig & weave wearers. The last 2 categories are by no means exclusive to black people. Many white women (P.Hilton)who have brown eyes use blue or green lenses. Oprah wore hazel contacts (& straightened hair) for over a decade. Then, her eyes went back to dark brown, her hair obtained a weave & her skin turned almost yellow! These statements are not meant to be judgmental, but to be supportive of people's right to alter their appearance as they desire w/o all the judgment, sociology & moralism in the world to descend upon them.

The 'regulars' here at skin lightening do not strike me as pathetic desperate self-haters lacking in good sense or intelligence. There hasn't even been a whiff of racism here either as we are comprised of everything from whites with sun damage, melasma, freckles they'd rather not have, age spots or unevenness to very dark people whose complexions may not flatter their features. There are Asians, Middle Eastern people & South Asians too. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Atheists & Pagans share knowledge, encouragement & mutual support. How many forums unite such a diverse crowd as we do here every day? EVERYONE is welcome & there is no 'ideal' skin tone for all.

Odd how the critics who chide us seldom return to read & respond to our comments. They show up, post some condescending lecture (that always reveals the fact that they didn't do a lot of reading before posting) & then VANISH! We argue our point with polite but unassailable LOGIC & that is hard to refute!
nuff said.
 

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yes.. the Phillipines also.
It is where the Glutathione studies were done...Phillipines. I took a white British friend to Thailand and she was like a star! ALL my friends, everyone I knew, and did not, were running up to touch her blond hair and white skin. I found it so odd!
 

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The same happened to a friend of mine who went to teach inan isolated part of Peru a decade or so ago. People were lining up to touch her hair, admire her blue eyes & pale skin. She IS a very pretty woman but more importantly, a great teacher who really goes to bat for her students.
 

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The same happened to a friend of mine who went to teach inan isolated part of Peru a decade or so ago. People were lining up to touch her hair, admire her blue eyes & pale skin. She IS a very pretty woman but more importantly, a great teacher who really goes to bat for her students.
This friend was like "transluscent" British, and it was not like people in Thailand do not see so many "farangs" (foreigners of European descent). I guess the fact she was with me and they felt they could indulge their curiosity had something to do with it---odd!
 

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Yes that would be very interesting!!
I am truly surprised that they dont, yet....
I know, right? It would be good if they had a lightening salon her in the West. What does the Phillipines and Thailand salons use to lighten their skin and is it safe?

I can't stand critics who feel the need to criticize, and can't take the heat when they are criticized back.
 

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