Say “NO” to Harmful Products
I have always seen in my country Bangladesh everyone has the desire for lighter skin tones which is like pure white milk. People in Bangladesh are born with sensitive skin which can become tanned when they become an adult so, it doesn’t matter how fair their skin looked during childhood. The more fair you are the more beautiful you are seen to everyone. According to the society if you are black or tan then you are not beautiful.
People will call you by names and make comparisons. Which also increases the jealousy between all. Society has set a beauty standard where only fair looking people are valued. I have seen people promoting skin whitening products which is very popular in my country and most of the girls buy them and I have seen only a few guys buying it. Well, approximately 90% girls are buying these products and 10% boys. Boys never felt the need to buy them because mostly girls are criticised for not being fair.
In my 10th standard I had a classmate her name is Mim. At first when we first met we were in 9th standard and she had brown skin back then but one day suddenly I saw her skin glowing she became fair. I was very confused but then I thought she must be taking care of her skin that might be the reason. Then one day I heard she bought a soap from online which she uses to make her skin white before joining classes every morning she would wash her self with the soap. One day she didn’t come everyone was saying that she was sick then suddenly she came to collect homework from us so that she can study later on. Well, actually she lived in the school because there was a girls hostel in on top floor. When she came she tried to cover her hands and face while talking then I saw I full body and face was filled with rashes maybe I have never seen anything like this and it was all over her body and face. So, I understood it was the side effect of using that soap.
Once my parents didn’t come to pick me from school so my class teacher told me to stay with Mim in her hostel room for a while. Because my parents called my teacher and asked to keep me with them. Then the teacher left and I was with Mim on her bed she was talking with someone over phone then a young girl came into our room I asked her which standard she was studying she said in the 7th. Then Mim started to talk with that girl and said that “I have told you before to make your skin white didn’t I? If you don’t then no guy will ever marry you! haha” I was very shocked Mim said those things to her despite being a girl. That young girl seemed upset and embarrassed yet she tried to smile and agree with Mim. Then I said “She is beautiful she does not need to change herself to impress someone and skin colour doesn’t matter!” Then mim was arguing with me then suddenly my mom appeared so, we had to leave the conversation.
In advertisements I have seen the companies are granting the white skin even they are being racist openly and showing that no one likes you, the boys are ignoring you because you are black but when you use the cream you become white and everyone loves you. It’s very saddening that the beauty standard is only set for the people with fair skin. These products are promoting the thought of discrimination based on skin color.
If anyone is claiming that their skin whitening cream can make anyone fair
then it is a myth. This kind of cream does not exist which can make someone look fairer and it’s a facade. I also have seen many aunties who has suffered with the burned effect on skin for using these whitening products.
If anyone wants to take care of their skin then they can use organic way to do that instead of using the products mixed with many harmful chemicals. Yeah, the cream whitening does make the skin white but not for permanent and it’s temporary. If someone stops using it then their skin gets tanned also while using it causes skin issues such as skin cancer and many other things. I know that it’s important to take care of skin health and making skincare routine is important. The use of sunscreen and the products with ingredients like vitamin C. Using these things can help someone to improve skin texture and give a glow look but not skin whitening.
People are thinking these innovation of skin whitening products are helping them but sadly no it’s not helping it’s very harmful and killing, there’s nothing productive about it. In my point of view it’s truly not beneficial at all. Yeah, I know that it’s someone’s personal choice if they want to brighten their skin it’s totally up-to them.
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|My name is Haya, I am from Bangladesh, currently I am a student and I started my journey as a content creator in 2019 , Mainly I am interested in gaming, I am a professional Esports player of PUBG MOBILE. I am known as the most famous female player from PUBG MOBILE Bangladesh gaming community. Mask is my identity I do not intend to reveal my face in future that’s why you will see me in mask in every pictures. I have taken interested in HIVE because it’s the best platform for a content creator like me. I also like travelling, photography, drawing, gardening, blogging and many more things I intend to attempt in my free times.
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