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Lightening up

From: Treatwell Wellness Expert,

30
October
2009
Lightening up

This week saw two programmes investigating the trend for those using cosmetic and medical treatments to ‘Westernize’ their appearance. Channel 4’s Bleach, Nip, Tuck on Tuesday explored ethnic minorities who go to great lengths to change their height, shape and skin colour to look more ‘white’. Meanwhile, BBC1’s Anita Rani looked into the sometimes risky skin-lightening products in Make Me White, discovering an in illegal trade and finding out why Western culture sees paler skin as the fairest of them all.

Learn more about skin lightening treatments on Wahanda and see our reading suggestions for links to the two programmes in case you missed them - would you have it done?

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