Colorism and the Cambodian Ideal of White Beauty

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Re: Colorism and the Cambodian Ideal of White Beauty

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Not just in Cambodia or SEA but the Indian subcontinent, Africa and America is where lighter skin is considered more attractive.

Today, the global skin lightening industry is estimated to be in the multibillion dollar range. In Africa, Nigeria is the largest consumer of skin lightening products. While there is no substantial data on the use of skin lightening products around the world, a World Health Organization report claims that 77 percent of Nigerian women use them on a regular basis. Countries like Togo, South Africa, and Senegal are not lagging too far behind.

Skin lightening, however, is not limited to Africa. In 2017, according to Future Market Insights, Asia-Pacific made up more than half of the global market for skin lightening products, with China accounting for about 40 percent of sales, Japan 21 percent, and Korea 18 percent.

Sorry explorer, I think if 40 percent of chinese are using skin lightening products, Cambodians are not using them to look chinese.
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