Hear a discussion from the program Tell Me More, with Michel Martin on the subject of Skin Whitening. I posted on this issue a few months ago.
The discussion veered off into the more broad issue of self image.
I have to admit that I have always hated the way that I look. Skin whitening was never my thing... but I have wanted to change my facial features. I'm probably fortunate that I never had the money (wealth) to actually do anything. But I have gone as far as calling Plastic Surgeons to ask about costs.
I don't think I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder.... But I definitely hate the way I look. That was a few years ago (calling doctors).... My thoughts on my image have moderated somewhat since then.... But I am not confident that the issue won't come back.