Respecting each others races is very important, but not everything is about race.
I would like to focus on a particular matter, our skin colour.
In different parts of the world, we have different trends and preferences.
Today's post is for my Asian community. We are always told off for our likings and ways of doing. We don't defend ourselves not because we don't know what to say, but it's just us to not fight unnecessarily. We are always taught to not create a big scene and such.
But I decided to voice out the matter - of people thinking we want to be white. We don't. We really don't. Many people think we want to be white because of our PAST. In fact, our past doesn't even determine the fact that we wanted to be like white people! (Note: the Asians I'm talking about today are the yellow skins, not brown) We're all mostly very fair with yellow undertones. In the past, the important and rich people barely leave their empire. Thus they were forever fair. However, workers are always out in the sun, earning every penny they can. So it was said, the fairer you were the richer and more superior you were. The tanner you were the poorer you were. Hence, in drawings and all... the queens are always pictured very fair. I believe the white powder used was to enhance their status.
So with the past behind us, let's move on to the modern days; today. Our mindsets has change a lot.
It really annoys me a lot when I go on YouTube for whitening videos or reviews on cushion foundations and I see people complaining and bashing OUR Asian preferences (did they really click on the video just to comment that?). You don't see us being upset for you wanting to be tanned, right? We respect your preferences.
We were already born fair, so what we want is to either maintain our fairness, to get rid of unwanted tans, or to be just a shade or two fairer.
Our current trend on the broad spectrum is simply youthful. And many of our styles like clothes and hairdos do not fit tanned skin. Whiter skin to us gives us a more youthful appearance, and we are all crazy for that.
Why is it that tanning lotions are okay but not whitening creams? Do you not see the problem here? Most of the comments are always 'love yourself' or something, they always have the same message that we don't love ourselves which is why we want to be fair. Then why are you tanning? For the same reason I suppose? Because it fits your styles and trends, yes?
And for cushion foundations, they are mostly made in Korea. Koreans all have fair skin, so obviously the shade range has to be suitable for Koreans. There are thousands of brands that have a darker shade range, so why pick on cushions? I believe liquid foundation is the biggest hit to the majority in the world, so people who want to buy cushion foundations beside Asians probably just want to try it out or to review it for their YouTube or something. Korean companies wouldn't want to make a shade that wouldn't be popular and sold well in their own country.
That being said, it is true Korea is a bit too obsessed with looks. They really do pressure people there a lot with looking their best with plastic surgery and all, but that's another matter.
Thank you for reading 😊