The grace and splendour of natural beauty — the real God-given beauty — has been marred and damaged since the introduction of skin bleaching and the additional application of cosmetics.
When you change your skin colour, from black to brown, or fair complexion, you may be insulting your black brothers and sisters by doing so. Think about it. Worse, it's like you are saying to your Creator, "Why did you make me black? I don't like the colour of the skin you gave me."
Christians, genuine ones, should not bleach their skin either.
Not everybody is bleaching their skin, but those who are practising this habit are doing great damage to their skin and health.
Where did skin bleaching originate? Who came up with the idea that it is alright for people to change their skin colour?
Whatever the reasons for bleaching your skin, it cannot be right for anyone to do such a silly thing.
Skin bleaching is becoming too common in Jamaica. Can we tell what percentage of our population are bleaching their skin? It would be interesting for us to know.
Many have seriously committed themselves to go the extra mile in bleaching their skin. They religiously go about getting all the necessary ingredients, taking pills, etc, so that they can get maximum satisfaction, and to look "real good". It is so bad that skin bleaching seems to be becoming big business; even a market of its own .
God gave us our skin colour, but sadly, there are those who believe that white, fair, or brown complexions are superior to black. And many are feeling uncomfortable being black. What a troublesome and unkind world we are living in.
I am calling on all those who are discriminating against people because of their black skin colour to stop doing so.
Just like how smoking has been banned from public places or spaces, likewise, we should also clamp down on skin bleaching. Don't destroy your physical appearance with skin bleaching. Black is beautiful.
Donald J Mckoy