I'm in the process of changing my body ad overall appearance, and I'm kind of bored with my skin complexion. I really wish I could be either much darker (like Alek Wek or Lupita Nyongo) or lighter (and not the boring middle color I am). Being that it'd be easiest to make myself lighter, I've been considering doing it. Do you think it'd be wrong/bad/ugly to do?
And NO, I don't hate myself or hate being black...
It depends on the method.If it is safe then nothing wrong with that. But if you want to go for bleaching I don't really suggest you to do so. Bleaching can be harmful for your skin. You can try taking supplement (pills) like vitamin C with collagen. It works fine for me.
Look, although I'll grant you that you made great, intelligent, and socially valid points to that ass down there, I still don't think that you should do it. The unfair truth is that it's easier and naturally possible for a white person to darken the color of their skin (as it is for a black person to darken his or hers), but the converse (blacks or whites lightening their skin) isn't possible naturally. Therefore, all those claims made my product makers (many of which hasn't been truly tested or used for very long) aren't valid or safe. The consequences of messing this up could be devastating and ever-lasting to the point of possibly ruining your life. in my opinion, there isn't anything at all wrong with your skin complexion and you're very attractive just the way that you are.
The idea is just fucking retarded. If you want to know, the only reason I like pale white women is because of whatever genetic predispositions they have, not because of their skin color or aesthetics. Whatever you do to change your natural appearance it is more likely to mess it up than do any good. Take plastic surgery, nosejobs, toner, makeup. Men like red bright lipstick because women rather put that on when they want sex, not because it looks good. Anything you do to make yourself feel better about your appearance without increasing your heath (e.g. by exercise) actually never truly improved it but only made it worse or no difference at all. Cultural delusions and self-confidence issues, that's what it is. A black woman making herself whiter, what the fuck?
Personally I'm pretty indifferent to skin tones. It sounds like you're just bored with yours. I wouldn't mess around with it, because I suspect anything you do to your skin will make it less healthy. "Great skin" isn't a certain colour, great skin is healthy moist, smooth and glowing. Aim for that. You want to change up your look, style your hair different or wear different clothes or makeup.
I don't know, I've really never heard of it except this one Asian girl im friends with on FB (have no idea how) who is always going on about skin lightening products, I think she's like a saleswoman or something
Here is one thing I am very sure of. If you are not happy with yourself, changing something about yourself such as your tone isn't going to make up for what is making you unhappy. Same applies to boredom.
I have never had any experiences with skin lightening, so I can't say that I know how it works or anything. Just keep in mind that it is very easy to damage your skin. Even people who tan a lot can do a lot of damage to their skin even though they think they take enough precautions. Just make sure that you know that this is what you want to do, ultimately it's your decision in the end. I looked at your photo and your skin looks gorgeous right now to me. Good luck with whatever you choose to do!
It can't just be that you're bored, it has to be something else. The minute you find out what the real reason is, then maybe you'll decide against it. And yes, its wrong and yes its unattractive and potentially ugly. You know exactly how awful you could look, I mean look at Kartel...
Don't mistreat your skin, it is another organ in your body and changing its color like that is not an improvement. I would think it is wrong because lightening or darkening would be anyway a damage more so with lightening because you never know what the consequences will be and it will look bad, spotted and then you will have to apply make up anyway.