The cosmetics industry is filled with “whitening beauty creams” and there is a huge market of women who are dying to buy something which can bring out their “whiter skin tone” especially when you have a dark or wheat complexion.
But trust me nothing in the world can make you happier than being satisfied with your own skin tone. Stop wishing that it would have better if you were born in a country where everybody has a white skin toner or wish your parents were of some white ancestry.
If you want to live your life peacefully and enjoy every bit of it, get comfortable with your skin. It is always okay to not come off a white skin background. You are who you are!!
So what can you do to feel comfortable in your own skin tone!
First of all, acceptance is the key! Accept that you don’t have white skin tone and no matter how many whitening products you use, you can never change your skin tone. Own your skin tone and try to make yourself attractive with the skin you have. Do not fall for any skin whitening creams; just try to enhance the beauty of what you have got. Sub continent seems to be obsessed with “white skin” and women like to use fair skin foundations even when it does not complement their natural skin. So, first start by using the foundation which is exactly the tone of your original skin tone.
Embrace your flaws:
In your teen days, you may have issues which make you hate yourself whether it is your hair or freckles on your face. My grandma from the beginning used to critique me that my hair are so thin but it never bothered me because eventually it was my hair which were straight, silky and beautiful amongst the sisters. So always try to overcome these “So Called” flaws and embrace them. Own yourself and love yourself no matter what.
Be with positive people:
As company is what matters in the end and define who you are, so surround yourself with positive people. Friends who constantly body shame or comment on skin colors or other body related issues, it is better to take a step back from their company as these people will eventually bring you down. Be with positive people and get positive vibes to be more confident within yourself.
Keep yourself fit:
It is very important to keep yourself fit and active as this adds attractiveness and charm in your personality. It makes you fresh and vibrant. Do not let any Insta Post, movie or magazine to tell you what perfect body is. Just exercise to the amount where you feel comfortable with yourself and are proud of your body.
Every one of us is immensely beautiful in their own way and instead of trying to fit in the parameters which society defines for us, it is better to let yourself decide what you are comfortable with. Carry yourself with grace and people will follow you.