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Kush Tracey opens up on bleaching skin for beauty enhancement

Kenyan rapper and media personality, Kush Tracey, recently took to Instagram to share a candid and personal reflection on her past experiences with skin bleaching.

Her heartfelt post revealed a tumultuous journey from feeling lost and pressured to conform to society’s ideals of beauty to ultimately finding self-acceptance and embracing her true skin color.

Kush Tracey, known for her raw and unfiltered approach to life, posted two contrasting images of herself. In the first, she appeared with visibly lighter skin, after years of skin bleaching, and in the second, her natural, unbleached complexion. She captioned the post with a mix of humor and vulnerability, explaining, “In my early-mid 20s I was as lost as they come 🤣 yes, that 2nd pic is still me, skin bleached, skinnier, looking like I’m living my best life, but the reality is I was broken, lost, confused, and I definitely lacked an identity 😞.”

Tracey then delved into the misconceptions that led her down the path of skin bleaching, admitting that she once believed that being light-skinned made her “more beautiful.” She dispelled this misconception, stating, “that’s a lie from the pit of hell 🚮 (no offense to the natural light skins outchea, y’all are as gorgeous queens ❤️).”

The artiste’s candid revelations didn’t stop there. She went on to address a pertinent question she frequently receives from her followers: how she stopped bleaching and reclaimed her natural skin tone.

“Why am I sharing this today,so many women dm me asking how I stopped bleaching & got my natural color back, the reality is I destroyed some parts of my skin then & it’s been a journey of patience & healing to get to where I unconditionally love my skin colour, embrace my unbalanced melanin,” she shared.

Tracey acknowledged the damage she had inflicted upon her skin and described her journey as one of patience and healing, emphasizing the importance of embracing one’s natural self. She shared, “I’m no longer ashamed of my story.”

Kush Tracey’s openness about her skin-bleaching addiction shed light on a problem that remains largely unspoken. She admitted that she had been unaware of the severity of her addiction until she conducted extensive research to understand the reasons behind her struggle to stop a harmful habit. The repercussions of skin bleaching, which could lead to severe long-term consequences, were something she felt compelled to explore further in the future.

“I never thought skin bleaching addiction was an actual thing until I did a lot of research to understand why it was a struggle for me to just stop doing something that was actually causing harm to my body & could potentially have severe consequences in the long run (story for another day🤗)”

In a poignant turn of events, Tracey opened up about “friends” who had once pressured her to maintain a lighter complexion, believing that was when she looked her most beautiful. Her response to this peer pressure was resolute – she chose to distance herself from those individuals, focusing on her mental well-being and her spiritual journey.

Tracey’s spiritual awakening played a significant role in her transformation. She credited her renewed sense of self to her faith and understanding of her identity according to her beliefs. She said, “The more I’ve worked on my mindset & thank God for the Bible, I’ve embraced the truth of who God says I am.” This newfound clarity led her to a powerful realization: she no longer needed to alter her skin color for validation or fit into a specific beauty category.

The singer extended her message of self-acceptance to all her followers, particularly to women of color. In an inspiring message, she reassured them, “Y’all are beautiful just the way you are.” She urged them to reject the societal pressure to change their skin tone and emphasized the intrinsic beauty in embracing their natural melanin.

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