#JuliusYellow 4 signs your friend has bleached their skin

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Don't be fooled.

There are tell tale signs you cannot hide. play There are tell tale signs you cannot hide. (Courtesy)

With the increasing pressure from social media and society in general women are going to extremes to bleach their skin in trade for a brighter complexion.

'Rangi ya Thao' is a trend that has unfortunately refused to leave the global society so much that even men have taken it up.

Like our very own Khaligraph Jonez.

play Rapper Khaligraph Jones has been a source of ridicule for his bleached skin. (Twitter)


But if the general reaction to Kendric Lamar’s Humble is anything to go by, then the world is just about done with the fakes.

Also read: Khaligraph explains new look after attack on social media

In his lyrics Kendric says, “Show me somethin’ natural like a** with some stretch marks…” a depiction of the sad reality that a large percentage of women all around the world have altered the way their body looks to fit the demands of the society.


Skin lightening is a process consisting of feeding the skin a cocktail of chemicals in form of ointment, soaps and pills to reduce the amount of melanin it contains for a brighter complexion. If done right, it is not easy to identify someone who has bleached their skin, however, there are obvious tell tales close impossible to hide.

  1. It is quite difficult to bleach knuckles, lightened skin will be bright all over expect for the knuckles, knees and toes. Reach for a handshake before you give her your number. Most probably they are her original color.
  2. Women who bleach their skin start growing beards. This is attributed to hormonal imbalances caused by the steroids found in bleaching cream.
  3. Bleached skin changes color from time to time. One day she the lightness is intensified, the next her skin is tanned from the sun. Here’s a scary fact, bad bleaching can show at different times of the day. The skin tends to be bright in the morning when it’s cold, a bit greyish during the day and darker by evening due to the sun.
  4. Are her lips darker than her face? It could be natural coloring as some people have dark lips or it could be bleaching which leaves the lips unaffected and retaining its natural coloring. 
play Vera Sidika became more famous after bleaching her skin. (Courtesy)


You can also call her out on her falseness if her booty feels like balloons filled with water, the flesh between her thighs and bum is not evenly distributed or if her breasts are of equal measure. You can also call her out for looking like she borrowed her body with a face and hands that are not the same complexion… like our very own Khaligraph Jonez.

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