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Colour me beautiful: examining the shades related to global skin tone ideals

Colour me beautiful: examining the shades related to global skin tone ideals While Caucasian women pursue a tanned complexion, fairness or whiteness is idealised by women with darker skin tones. Skin tone ideals are perpetuated by media and societal influences, which reinforce unrealistic beauty standards. However, attempts to alter skin tone by tanning or skin-lightening are associated with serious risks. Therefore, skin tone dissatisfaction warrants urgent attention from health professionals http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

Colour me beautiful: examining the shades related to global skin tone ideals

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing , Volume 5 (6): 3 – Jul 2, 2016

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Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
eISSN
2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2016.5.6.287
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Abstract

While Caucasian women pursue a tanned complexion, fairness or whiteness is idealised by women with darker skin tones. Skin tone ideals are perpetuated by media and societal influences, which reinforce unrealistic beauty standards. However, attempts to alter skin tone by tanning or skin-lightening are associated with serious risks. Therefore, skin tone dissatisfaction warrants urgent attention from health professionals

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Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Jul 2, 2016

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