Whitening Myths (Advanced level)

Whitening myths

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Many Asian women like to have ivory-white skin, there is a saying “A white complexion is powerful enough to hide seven faults” (this is the English saying, but it is alike in Chinese, and we say“three faults”) can totally express everything. There are a lot of ways to bleach your skin, applying the whitening products is a choice, unlike in many Western countries, here in Asia the stores offer a rich supply of different whitening products, from facial cleanser to sunblock, everything can make women become whiter, not darker skin, the users are willing to buy. Therefore in order to prevent skin from getting darker, you might have seen and feel strange about this, that is the Asian women will use the umbrellas on hot days, for many Westerns, they only use the umbrellas on a rainy day. However there are a lot of doctors indicate that if your natural color is yellow, then the effectiveness of whitening is limited, so having the healthy and bright skin is the most important, and it is necessary to care yourself from the inside out, from the diet, exercise, sleep to facial care, everything.

美白的迷思
měi bái de mí sī

許多亞洲的女生喜歡追求白皙的膚色,
xǔ duō yà zhōu de nǚ shēng xǐ huān zhuī qiú bái xī de fū sè,
有一句俗語「一白遮三醜」便能說明她們的心境了。
yǒu yí jù sú yǔ「yì bái zhē sān chǒu」biàn néng shuō míng tā men de xīn jìng le。
大部分美白的方法不外乎就是擦美白的保養品,
dà bù fèn měi bái de fāng fǎ bú wài hū jiù shì cā měi bái de bǎo yǎng pǐn,
因此不同於許多西方國家,
yīn cǐ bù tóng yú xǔ duō xī fāng guó jiā,
對於美白保養品的選擇性可說是琳瑯滿目,
duì yú měi bái bǎo yǎng pǐn de xuǎn zé xìng kě shuō shì lín láng mǎn mù,
從洗面乳到防曬產品,只要能變白、不變黑,
cóng xǐ miàn rǔ dào fáng shài chǎn pǐn,zhǐ yào néng biàn bái 、bú biàn hēi ,
就會使消費者躍躍欲試。
jiù huì shǐ xiāo fèi zhě yuè yuè yù shì 。
所以為了不讓皮膚被曬黑,
suǒ yǐ wèi le bù ràng pí fū bèi shài hēi ,
你們也許也曾看過並感到奇怪,
nǐ men yě xǔ yě céng kàn guò bìng gǎn dào qí guài,
亞洲的女生會在大熱天撐傘,
yà zhōu de nǚ shēng huì zài dà rè tiān chēng sǎn,
對於許多西方人來說,傘只有在下雨的時後才會拿出來。
duì yú xǔ duō xī fāng rén lái shuō,sǎn zhǐ yǒu zài xià yǔ de shí hòu cái huì ná chū lái。
然而有許多醫師都指出,如果天生的膚色是偏黃,
rán ér yǒu xǔ duō yī shī dōu zhǐ chū,rú guǒ tiān shēng de fū sè shì piān huáng,
那美白的成效是有限的,
nà měi bái de chéng xiào shì yǒu xiàn de,
因此擁有健康且透亮的肌膚才是最重要的,
yīn cǐ yōng yǒu jiàn kāng qiě tòu liàng de jī fū cái shì zuì zhòng yào de
而這是需要由內而外的保養,
ér zhè shì xū yào yóu nà ér wài de bǎo yǎng,
從飲食、運動、睡眠到臉部保養都要兼顧。
cóng yǐn shí、yùn dòng、shuì mián dào liǎn bù bǎo yǎng dōu yào jiān gù

≡ BY: Margarita ≡

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