She now understands that she would have regretted it if she bleached her skin.
Big Brother Naija star Doyinsola Anuoluwapo David, popularly known as Doyin, has disclosed that there was a time in her life when she tried to bleach her brown skin.
The reality TV star disclosed this on her Instagram story on Monday, November 13, 2023. She recalled that time when she was not comfortable in her own skin and wanted to be a light-skinned black woman so she bought a bleaching cream. However the cream did not work as it was supposed to, but now she is glad that it worked out that way.
She said, “Hey guys, I just remembered that there was a time that I wanted to bleach my skin, like I wanted to be light skin so bad. Now I’m so grateful to God that that cream did not work because I would have regretted it. I need to shout out to the girl who sold me that fake cream. I mean at the time I was angry but now I’m not. Thanks, girl.”
BBNaija’s Doyin is glad she didn’t bleach her ivory skin because she will have regretted it [Instagram[Officialdoyin_]
Doyin is not the first Nigerian celebrity who has opened up about considering skin bleaching, far from it even.
According to her narration, she was constantly bullied by people, even by those who had the same skin tone as herself; which was more hurtful for her.
Skin bleaching is a phenomenon that has been very popular among Africans for many decades and not just among Nigerians. Some people prefer to have lighter-looking skin and would go to lengths to acquire that look. However many are not aware of the dangers that follow, and some come to regret it.