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@kit10indublin: It's gotten worse...pretty much all my family is still in India and my female AND male cousins all stock up on skin-lightening products. Their skin may get a *tad* lighter -but it wrecks havoc on their once healthy complexions.
My grandma and her generation who didn't have beauty products back in the day would use tumeric to lighten their complexions. Some of her sisters used an obscene amount throughout their lives to the point where their skin permanently turned a shade of yellow -no joke. They all look jaundiced.
Can't believe those old beliefs are actually becoming more and more accepted than destroyed...makes me hang my brown head in shame.