Every time there is a break between the overs, during IPL or probably any show on TV, the first thing to hit the Ad scene are the fairness experts !!!
There’s the Fair & Lovely to top it all with its cream and face-wash.
There’s also the Vaseline Healthy White, which assures you a white skin all-over your body, not only the face.
The OLAY assures many more things among fairness…
Ponds White Beauty, Gold Radiance – there are many from one single brand…
Let me come to the point.
While we are obsessed with getting fairer, the other part of the World, is hell bent on getting tanned. They sit hours together on a hot sunny beach or under UV lights for that color which people try harder to get rid off in India and other Asian countries.
But, here are a new set of people, who are beyond all these, where their melanin is not under their control or under the control of the creams and lotions they use. Those are the people who have VITILIGO !!! Ok, in lay man terms, its the leukoderma.
And these people are counselled to forget about the skin color or overcome the changing colors with calmness. The more stressed a person is about the patches, the more severe it can become.
Being a person with this syndrome, I absolutely hate the skin color obsession among people and the way many brands are making money out of it. There are instances when people don’t have control over the skin color. And these people literally hate the fairer color patches on their skin. Its not always that fairness is loved.
Not everyone is made perfect by God. Let us accept how we are or how other people are made and respect them for the heart they have.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all ???? Oh dear, lets forget this fairy tale and get on with reality !!!