India | Bleached girls: India and its love for light skin

Bleached girls: India and its love for light skin

Bleaching treatments often contain a toxic cocktail of chemicals that can lead to skin cancer, liver damage and mercury poisoning among other things

February 11, 2018 3:23 PM (UTC+8)
In India, a light complexion is associated with power, status and beauty, fueling a growing market of skin-bleaching products. Photo: Adam Jones/Flickr, CC BY-SA
In India, a light complexion is associated with power, status and beauty, fueling a growing market of skin-bleaching products. Photo: Adam Jones/Flickr, CC BY-SA
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