Video: Skin bleaching in Jamaica

View this incredible short documentary on skin bleaching in Jamaica. Highlights: A boy started bleaching his skin since he was 13 to attract girls. In Kingston, Jamaica, there are “vampires” – people who have bleached so much that their skin has become sensitive to sunlight. So they can only go out at night. One girl

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Bleaching and lightening products remain popular, but few admit to using them

Skin-bleaching products were common in the United States among African-Americans during the 1920s and 1930s. Advertisements for creams and ointments such as Bleach and Glow, Plough’s Black and White, Artra and Nadinola appeared in black publications. These, like Artra, bluntly advertised that they would offer a change, promising “lighter, lovelier skin.” By the 1950s, it

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