Everyone in this world wishes they were good-looking. Who doesn’t want that? But for most people, there is a certain beauty standard they feel pressured to adhere to. That is having fair and clear skin, which unfortunately is very standardised in Malaysian society and it’s very degrading.
Recently, there was some buzz on social media of a TikTok video showcasing a few people who carelessly used vitamin C injection as an alternative way to grow fair or white skin the easy way.
drip dalam kereta je utk putih. tak sayang buah pinggang ke sis? pic.twitter.com/PLjNqYXzCA
— bing (@bimbimmmmmmmmm) February 27, 2021
In the video, you’d notice that the people receiving their vitamin C injection treatment took place within their cars and homes, but not in a place where you expect them to be. The TikTok video has garnered the attention of Malaysian netizens, many of whom are against the questionable injection practise.
Unfortunately for many people in general, there is still a huge percentage who are still obsessed with having fair skin. Will a lighter skin tone improve your lifestyle? Will that help you attract more men? Instead of appreciating the diversity of beauty, a lot of women (and men too) are still living in their bias view of beauty standards.
Due to this white-washed mentality, this issue has attracted the attention of Dr. Ingky, where he took to Instagram recently to address this issue. According to him, those individuals in the video getting a vitamin C injection might be hit with a prison sentence that could last for years.
Also, vitamin C injections are considered harmful across the world due to doubts arising from the source of the vitamin C itself. People unaware of this might suffer side effects. Moreover, there are no signs of any factories that give permission to send out vitamin C as a process of beautification.
So what many people think would become a life-changing experience for them, will face the probable dangers of undergoing such risky treatment that will possibly damage your entire life.