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  • Has Sammy Sosa Taken Skin Lightening Way Too Far?

  • Posted by Kristen on November 16, 2009 at 05:02PM
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  • I'm sure you've seen these before and after shots of Sammy Sosa making the rounds on the Internet. Sosa claims that a product he uses to soften his skin is responsible for making it lighter as well.

  • I have to wonder about this. First, there are a million creams out there (like these) that will soften your skin without also bleaching it, so unless he has really limited access to skin care products (which I doubt), he's using the product to lighten his skin and the softening is more of a cover/bonus.

  • Skin bleaching has its place in beauty, be it for sun damage, acne scars or melasma, but Sosa has clearly gone far beyond this realm. Now there's even talk of him becoming a spokesperson for this mystery cream. I will say that however you feel about Sosa lightening his skin, you have to admit that the product gets results.

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  • Member Comments

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    • I think he looked better before. He looks kind of pasty now, while before he had a nice vibrant color. Too bad.

      by Ladyglo Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 12:41PM Report as inappropriate

    • I can understand If he did It to fade his tan, If his past color Is from being In the sun. But If he was born that darker hue then he shouldn\'t have had his skin tone bleached. I can tan to his color naturally and then fade it. So to me that reason makes since. But lightning a persons skin tone and wasn\'t born that color in the first place and in the public eye is a no no. It says that person doesn\'t like their skin tone for whatever reason. And really it\'s messed up. and sends a screwed up message. And plus I don\'t know If the story is 100% true. I went to broadcasting school so I know the whole truth sometimes gets left out overlooked or \"edited\" at some point.

      by cinnamon_apples Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 08:56AM Report as inappropriate

    • So What?! That\'s his business if he likes his skin lighter, some people get plastic surgery, botox injections, hair coloring, weight loss surgery, teeth whitening and even sex changes. Whatever rocks your boat!!!!!!!!

      by butniofbeholder Friday, November 13, 2009 at 06:41PM Report as inappropriate

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