I came cross this story here [see link] and it was the case of someone bleaching their skin, it became awful and they now regret it. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/africa_have_your_say/8095882.stm
So this get me thinking, what is the difference between Bleaching and Toning? Without doing much research and googling. I have feeling that both actions - Bleaching and Skin toning - manipulate and compromise the melanin/skin cells of the body. If that is the case, why do it? Insecurity? The need to look like the white woman etc? Please educate me.
Here is a description of skin toning.
Am I the only one thinking this is inaccurate? How come toning creams comes with weird name chemicals in them?
Anyway, I may be wrong so educate me.