Khanyi Mbau has finally addressed all the scrutiny regarding her choice to lighten her skin, claiming that it has been her personal choice to do so. In an Instagram video on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, Khanyi posted a one-hour-long video where she talked about her journey of skin lightening, in promotion of her latest sponsor, Sparkle Skincare.
She stated that the process began in 2011, after she realised that white makeup artists were unable to cater to her skin tone. In an attempt to rectify this issue, the actress decided to start taking Glutathione IV drips and pills, which was ultimately useless. Eventually she realised that the only way to achieve lighter skin was to use surface products, as it had the most effective results.
Khanyi further clarified that by her lightening her skin, she was not looking down upon others with darker skin. She stated that it was her personal chose, and having fair skin made her look fresh and glowy, and made her Instagram POP!
Watch the video here.