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Kush Tracey’s Sh1.6m skin bleaching journey: A monthly expenditure of Sh45,000

Renowned media personality Kush Tracey has recently opened up about her extensive and expensive battle with skin bleaching.

The startling revelation exposes a journey that cost her more than Sh1.6 million and involved experimenting with injections, pills, powders, and a myriad of other methods.

Tracey, in a candid interview with Massawe Japanni shared the pivotal moment that led her down this path, recounting how she once spent Sh40,000 on a bleaching package, only to have it stolen from her car while she was out with friends. Undeterred, she bought the package again and resumed her quest for lighter skin.

“I bought a package worth 40K after I left it in the car and went to the club with my friends. I had left the package in the car when it was broken into. I went back bought again and started bleaching again,” said the rapper.

Reflecting on the exorbitant amount she spent, she admitted, “The amount I used, I would have bought a shamba,” highlighting the significant financial investment she made in pursuit of her desired complexion.

Her journey involved a variety of methods, including injections, pills, and powders, all aimed at inhibiting melanin production. Notably, she emphasized that she never resorted to downtown services, indicating the high-end nature of her pursuit for a specific beauty standard. With one box of lightening cream costing around Sh45,000 and lasting only a month, Tracey’s commitment to her skin transformation came at a hefty monthly price.

The toll on her physical well-being became apparent as she spoke about experiencing varicose veins and avoiding sun exposure because her skin felt as delicate as paper.

“For the powder I would take it via my mouth. I went on an escapade on a trial and error as I was not patient enough to wait for results. I had vericose veins, I couldn’t stay under the sun because my skin felt like paper,” she shared.

However, the turning point in Tracey’s story came when she questioned the motives behind her actions.

Realizing that she was chasing an idealized standard of beauty that wasn’t aligned with her true self, she made a conscious decision to stop bleaching. After six months of injections, she transitioned to using natural oils, signaling a shift towards embracing her natural beauty.

The financial cost of this transformative journey was staggering, with Tracey disclosing that she spent Sh45,000 per month for three years, totaling over Sh1.6 million.