Brown skin is diverse, it is unique and it is beautiful. The beauty of our warm, glowing skin is a gift of nature and comes without having to visit the beach or a tanning salon. Few people will dispute that women with brown skin generally look 10 years younger than many women with white skin. This is, of course, because of brown skin’s greater melanin content. Melanin has many significant beauty benefits. The greatest advantage to having large amounts of melanin in the skin is that it protects skin from long-term damage associated with aging—the development of deep wrinkles, rough surface texture and age spots (sometimes called liver spots). This is especially true for women of African descent. However, to maintain our beauty, we must know how to care for our skin properly; which conditions we are more susceptible to developing; and what products, medications, cosmetics and procedures are appropriate for our brown skin care. (Brownskin.net)
Have you seen a Filipina with make-up suited for a horror movie? The face so white with whatever whitening cream, powder or agent but when you look at the lower part of the head you see a different color?
Have you seen Filipinos trying their best to “slang” their english just to be “in”? The drunken master in you starting to feel all intelligent and taking the conversation to a “higher” level by using “engrish”?
Today, with too much western influence, more nad more Filipinos consider having a whiter skin to look beautiful and classy. The brown skin by birth is being forced to become “lighter” by using inducers such as glutathione, papaya extracts and licorice. In fact, the fastest selling product in the direct selling market is not herbal coffee or food supplements but beauty and whitening soaps followed by whitening capsules, slimming products then vitamin c.
Ironically, I have friends from other countries particularly those from Europe dislike Filipinas who are trying their best to become white because to them the original Filipina brown beauty has the most beautiful skin on earth…”simply exotic”.
Funny because some western people spend lots of money to achieve a darker skin while some Filipinos spend theirs on skin-whitening products.
To me, there is nothing more beautiful than a Filipina brown skin. I wish the same goes to all Filipinos.