Ed’s note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.
In Japan it is considered beautiful for a woman to have fair skin.
This admiration of fair skin has a long history. Historically it was a sign of social status. The wealthy could afford to spend time indoors so had fairer skin, whereas the working class spent a lot of time working outdoors and so were more tanned.
Here at My Fair Lipstick we think beauty comes in all colours. Perhaps we can learn from the Japanese love of sunscreen though. Especially here in Australia where we are a bit too keen on a tan.
We say, embrace your natural skin colour your!
But don’t forget to get enough vitamin D…