Truth is, any dark-skinned person that decides to tone is probably dealing with serious insecurity!
How do i know? I have been there, done that!
I’m sure everyone around me at the time was sick of my never ending “am i getting darker? , (on spotting a light-skinned female) between me and her who’s lighter?, etc”.
Part of the insecurity was residue from the silly discrimination I got during my modelling days. I was at a shoot once, and the makeup artist plainly told me to take a back sit saying, “wait, you’re not fair…the director said i should makeup only the fair girls”.Yet another group based modelling contract I was supposed to sign up for told me that I needed to go shades lighter. *kmt.
That is not leaving out how Nigerian men swoon over light-skinned girls.
I could blame society forever for shaping me into a complexion-obsessed young woman, but how about the part where I forgot that my “Daddy at the top” hand-crafted me specially in his own image and likeness. I am a walking piece of art yo! and so are you!!!
I now love my yummy even-toned mocha skin that using my locally made, natural & highly affordable black soap has nurtured with love. We don’t need to change even a hue, to please anyone because we are fearful and wonderfully made( Psalm 139:14 &15). It’s like an insult to God you know!
What do you want to tell me about toning that will change my mind?
Is it the constant struggle with un-even skin tone?
Or the insanely prized products?
Or the shocking look you get when you stumble on someone from before…Maybe the harmful effect on my skin?!
Till date, I still suffer it’s harsh effect on my former baby palms. So, what do you want to tell me about toning?!
Have you ever felt compelled to alter you beautiful skin color? Did you comply or did you rise above it? Share your thoughts below and please use the love, share or comment button. Thank you