Just recently, celebrity mom and TV host Bianca Gonzalez-Intal called out a fan who bashed her daughter for being born with kayumanggi skin. It's unfortunate to know that some still perceive fair skin to be more beautiful, but what most don't realize is that there's a lot to love about being morena. If you're a morena beauty, here's a list to remind you why you should embrace your Pinay skin tone:
1. Bold shades of makeup look good on you.
Go ahead and try on that purple eye shadow!
2. Your face is contoured naturally.
…cheekbones for days.
3. Being morena is a true test of beauty.
Are you familiar with the phrase, “maputi lang” that guys always say?
4. Sun-kissed skin, all year long.
You always look like you just got back from the beach ALL THE TIME. People even wonder how you can even squeeze in time to hit the beach.
5. You have a lower risk of getting skin cancer.
…thanks to the melanin in your body that works as your invisible barrier against the sun! But that's no excuse to go unprotected.
6. You look younger.
Once again, melanin is doing wonders for your skin since you’re more resistant to aging from sun damage. Who would’ve thought you’re already 30??
7. You get complimented for your tan.
All the time.
8. Wearing white makes you look golden under the sun!
*This story originally appeared on Femalenetwork.com
Minor edits have been made by the Stylebible.ph editors
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