Whitening lotions, whitening facial masks, whitening facial cleanser, and whitening foundation are found in almost every makeup store in Asia. In Asia, people believe that girls with light or white skin is beautiful. If you have dark skin, it means you are ugly.
I’m originally from Asia and I remember a girl was made fun of by my classmates because of her dark skin. Since I moved to the states, I’ve always felt like every skin tone is pretty and having dark skin looks fine. But I think Asian girls overdo it to make themselves as white as possible so some girls look so pale and fatigue. Sometimes I wonder they do it because they want to look like westerners or they just follow the trend.
In recent years, circle contacts have been fab in Asian countries. Those contacts make your eyes look rounder and bigger like the animation. In Asia, around only 30 percent of population has crease on their eyelids which is common in Caucasians. Since 20th century, having double eyelids have been regarded as a symbol of beauty in East Asia. When you flip through magazines from Asia, you can see almost every girl on it has very big eyes and light skin.They don’t look like the Asian girls you see on TV in the western world. Lucy Liu may seem like one of the hottest women in the states but she falls in the ugly category in Asia because she doesn’t have big eyes and have very dark skin.
I still remember when I was a kid, I had darker skin because I always swam and didn’t have folds on my eyelids, which resulted in being made fun of in an disrespectful way. When I was a teenager, my relatives and some friends said I was ugly because of my so Asian facial features. Now I have very light skin and have folds on my eyelids, my Asian relatives’ve started making a compliment on me by saying “aw..you are way prettier than when you used to be..look at you, your skin is so white and your eyes look big!” Honestly, I feel confused about their compliments because I know I’m still me no matter how much I’ve changed on the outside.
Basically beautiful Asian girls in the western world are usually seen as ugly or even repulsive in Asia. Maybe that’s why many Asian girls want to look white since Caucasian features such as having light skin, straight nose bridge and big eyes are considered beautiful in Asian countries.
Western standard on Asian beauty:
Asian standard on Asian beauty:
What do you guys think?