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How Today?s Beauty Standards Are Harming Black Women

black woman (light skinned) applying make up

*Beauty products not only offer enhancement of one?s face and body but also an enhancement to one?s confidence.

When it comes to creating a look, beauty products help in transforming into the shape that is most desirable.

When what is deemed desirable is dictated by whiteness, it leads black women to feel insecure and turn to products that are harmful to their bodies and health.

Black women know from first-hand experience how society rewards lighter skin and straight hair. Black women who give in to these European standards of beauty get better pay and see more upward trajectory in their career.

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