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July 8th, 2008 03:34 PM
Gudiya This is a cream from Pakistan, and I have heard that a lot of to-be-brides use it weeks prior to their marriage to attain a beautiful complexion. Ebay has this cream for sale and the ingredients include: Carnuba Wax, Beeswax, *Hydroquinones*

Why is hydroquinone in plural form ? Does that make any sense to anyone ?

Could it possibly have steroids in it too? My friend is using this cream on her 7 year old daughter because her daughter has beautiful dark skin , but she wants it to be , of course, fair.
July 8th, 2008 11:40 PM
HonEB i dont know what is ment by hydroquinones but i definately would be putting that stuff on a child's skin. big no no. hydroquinone has been banned in many countries for a reason. its one thing for an adult to use it to correct melesma masks and hyperpigmentation but to uses it to lighten the complexion is damaging and dangerouse to the skin
July 9th, 2008 03:34 AM
ARIELLESTAR I think that is SICK..foreal..SICK!
July 9th, 2008 02:11 PM
aaa Gudiya

Your friend is totally ignorant ...and obviously doesnt have a clue what HQ does i guess..u should let her know....but whoa..gal..whats wrong with her?..using a skin lightner on a 7 year old? ( even if she thinks its harmless)..if shes really so color fixated ask her to use some homemade natural methods ..atleast until the gal is 16 then..she can start using all these lighteners/brightners etc...

You should definetly let her know how harmful HQ is....a young gals future is at stake..
July 9th, 2008 02:36 PM
MAHARANI Most products containing HQ clearly state that it should not be used on anyone under 12 years of age.

This lady is storing up no end of problems for her daughter who is relying on the wisdom OR lack of wisdom of her ignorant mother.....Poor child.







July 9th, 2008 02:39 PM
MAHARANI Not to mention the fact that she has probably given this child a complex at such a young age, making her feel that she needs to change the way she is because she just isn't QUITE good enough.




July 9th, 2008 02:54 PM
aaa Maharani

yeah i agree with u....she's gonna make the gals self confidencec hit rock bottom by the time shes 13 or 14...but then again in countries like india and pakistan if u are not fair ( even if u r light brown..its considered dark) u hear all kinda remarks within the family and outside ...i dont know about pakistan but in india they mention it even in the matrimonials that they need a fair bride..
July 9th, 2008 03:26 PM
gneiss Her daughters beauty will be messed up before she even is able to develop. Not only that other scary health side affects can occur.
July 9th, 2008 05:30 PM
Gudiya Hi everyone,

Yes, it is true that her 7 year old daughter feels badly about her appearance now.
*Cries* I cannot stop her from doing that to her daughter.

I can totally relate to her daughter, because when I was around that age, my Aunt used to apply fairness creams to my cousin in an attempt to make her fair. I was the same shade as my cousin...and I was always looked down upon because I started seeming darker than my cousin just because I stayed natural.

Well, then at age 13, I started applying Hydroquinone creams and did turn different shades, but in the end I suffered a lot. Now I am 20 years old, and let me tell you, the discrimmination still exists. I stopped using products on my face since the past 5 years or so, but my self-esteem is still rock bottom and I do not think that it will recover any time soon!

The world is a cruel and nasty place! I extremely hate these things some have to deal with in life! Yes, I am dark, so I am not accepted by A LOT of people. No matter how much good I do or try to prove myself, this insecurity ALWAYS stays by my side and that keeps me UNCOMFORTABLE in MANY situations.

I am sure some of you on this board can understand where I am coming from.

July 9th, 2008 06:03 PM
aaa Gudiya

U seem to be of indian origin..i dont know if u know anything about bollywood..but there's real dusky actress called bipasha basu ( many guys admit that she doesnt look good) but guys love her attitude..the way she carry's herself ..her confidence ...and her care a damn attitude..thats what that drag's ppl into her spell....dont worry sweetheart..just be yourself....ppl will fling nasty comments at u cause u r allowing them to..stand your ground and fling them back and show them their limits and just be confident...cause being dark isnt the end of the world...

July 9th, 2008 06:12 PM
aaa Gudiya

"I am sure some of you on this board can understand where I am coming from. "

Yes i know where u r coming from....i was of very light brown complexion but still i had to face it cause i happened to be born into a family where all the gals are european fair....it was stressful/insulting to be compared with my cousins all the time..but it never really deterred me....i excelled in other things and today i am leading a better life than all my cousins ..they say that i am lucky...lol...so sweetie forget about what ppl have to say about u..just concentrate on what u want in life and strive for it..



July 9th, 2008 07:49 PM
gneiss Gudiya where do you live hun?
July 9th, 2008 11:30 PM
Carib
Quote:
Gudiya wrote:
Hi everyone,

Yes, it is true that her 7 year old daughter feels badly about her appearance now.
*Cries* I cannot stop her from doing that to her daughter.

I can totally relate to her daughter, because when I was around that age, my Aunt used to apply fairness creams to my cousin in an attempt to make her fair. I was the same shade as my cousin...and I was always looked down upon because I started seeming darker than my cousin just because I stayed natural.

Well, then at age 13, I started applying Hydroquinone creams and did turn different shades, but in the end I suffered a lot. Now I am 20 years old, and let me tell you, the discrimmination still exists. I stopped using products on my face since the past 5 years or so, but my self-esteem is still rock bottom and I do not think that it will recover any time soon!

The world is a cruel and nasty place! I extremely hate these things some have to deal with in life! Yes, I am dark, so I am not accepted by A LOT of people. No matter how much good I do or try to prove myself, this insecurity ALWAYS stays by my side and that keeps me UNCOMFORTABLE in MANY situations.

I am sure some of you on this board can understand where I am coming from.




Thats so terrible girl.
I am so sorry you have to experience such crap!!
My heart sunk for you when I read your post :(
It's a shame some people are so ignorant.
All I could say is ignore the haters girl. Screw them!
July 10th, 2008 12:13 PM
Gudiya Thanks for all the love. Wow, I really appreciate it.
So I was thinking about what I really want in life, and that is acceptance.
But I don't think it will ever happen. I thought I got some acceptance back in the days when I used to extremely lighten my skin with hydroquinone, vitamin C , hydrogen peroxide and lemons.

I remember asking my sister, "Does my complexion look any different?" She would reply, "Wow, it's so much lighter, even lighter than mine now!" (My sister was fair , so at one point my face and hands became even lighter than hers).

Anyway, all of that has no meaning now anyway. I learned that to lighten my skin , I had to pay a price. I got such a bad skin reaction after sometime from using those products that my whole life literally changed. I won't get into too much detail, but let's just say my school life was never the same, I gained weight from hiding at home all the time, and my self-confidence did not exist anymore.

This disaster occured why? Just because I used harmful products on my skin starting at the age of 13!

And what made me want to use the products? Comparison of me & my sister from my relatives, family friends, MY OWN SCHOOL MATES, and even my divorced dad had a few words to say about it.

Gneiss, I live in the bay area in California. I was born and raised here.

Aaa, yes, I know about Bipasha very well. I was told that I looked like her on several occasions when I was a teenger. I always hated it because I did not find her attractive, but yes, she is a good actress with a positive attitude. To be perfectly honest, she is not that bad looking, it is just that I did not want to be compared to a dark-skinned celebrity at that time. I think I still would not want to be, but my attitude HAS somewhat changed about dark skin since then.

And also , thank you for sharing your story.

Carib, thanks for your concerns. It is sad that I am few of the many people that have/had to deal with this bullsh*t too often .

Color discrimmination used to exist decades and decades ago, and today, it has only gotten worse.