Jennylyn Mercado was always morena, and i loved that she was, and thought that it was great that she won as Starstruck’s first sole survivor even when she was up against mestiza Yasmin Kurdi.

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Alas, she had problematized her uneven skin tone, and ended up with wanting whiter skin:

<…> for the naturally slim Mercado, her main concern was her dark, uneven complexion. This became more pronounced, she said, when shooting outdoors.

“I was really born dark,” she said. “Because of my work, I get exposed to the sun a lot, especially when we do outdoor shoots. One part of my skin used to end up dark, while the covered area was light. It was so difficult to achieve an even skin tone.”

After a series of Glutathione-IV injections, supplemented with oral doses of Belo Essentials’ glutathione capsules with collagen and vitamin C, Mercado was able to achieve a lighter, more even and glowing skin tone. She also visits BMG regularly to get a thorough body scrub.

“Of course, she has to maintain it,” said Belo. “Otherwise, her dark skin tone would come back. The procedure is safe. And contrary to rumors, glutathione doesn’t cause liver cancer. In fact, it helps the liver, which always takes a beating from the things we eat and drink, get rid of  free radicals.”

No thanks to Vicky Belo, every skin problem is solved by skin whitening. And she can NEVER stop having these injections lest her dark skin tone comes back and oh no! We wouldn’t want that, yes? Dra. Belo?

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What are we teaching our children about skin color, really?

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