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Is whitening cream the fountain of youth?

January 01, 2014

Instant Youth JuiceI know, I know, many of you may have your alarms blaring, sirens wailing, saying NO. There's no such thing. But for many people, there is such a thing. In fact, there are many such things to choose from that it's almost dizzying just to walk through the skin care aisle. 

White skin has been associated with youth in the same way that it has with femininity and cleanliness. It used to be that pale, almost translucent skin was all the rage. It symbolized a life untouched by the outside world, hidden from the harsh, skin-aging rays of the sun or the hardships of daily life. These days, clear, white skin reminds us of times before the hormones started raging, before they wreaked havoc on our skin and made acne an unwelcome friend.

I don't know about you, but I'd choose random breakouts over skin that makes me look undead any day. I love my blush and I love my bronzer even more, and if people think that my tan skin and visible pores make me look older, then so be it. Luckily, the bond between white skin and youth is slowly breaking down. Now, skin with a flush of color is glowing and youthful. Bronzed skin is the envy of many girls who just never got around to planning that beach getaway with the barkada.

What about you, do you think white skin makes one look young? If not, speak up and dust on a little bronzer extra bronzer today. Bonus tip: Tan skin makes you look slimmer. If that isn't reason enough to pick up that brush, I don't know what is!

Don't forget to reply with your thoughts, and what you'd like to see after this whitening series is over. Happy long weekend!

Love and bronzed skin,



1 Response


October 23, 2014

I’ve read somewhere that sunkissed skin makes someone look younger and signs of aging is less evident. And actually I think it’s right. I have office mates who love playing frisbee outdoors, and they occasionally get darker and look younger. haha. But for anti-aging I think, whitening creams are the way to go. They say that your moisturizer should have an ingredient of Niacinamide. and I usually find it in whitening creams.

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