The beautiful Meagan Good has once again been questioned for her skin complexion as it has changed over the years.
I was apprehensive on writing this post because I truly look up to Meagan and I have met her in person several times. Actually, my ‘connection’ runs so close I’ve actually interviewed Meagan and her husband, Devon Franklin back when I was an Entertainment Reporter.
You can check out that interview here if you’re curious 🙂
Let me just first say that Meagan is a pleasant woman. Her demeanor is constant and she and her husband treat people with the same respect no matter who you are, at least in my experience.
Meagan also has flawless skin. I was mesmerized when I saw her in person for the very first time. I couldn’t believe it. Honestly, to me it was like someone painted her face on.
I had the pleasure to speak with her briefly in passing at a church service when I used to attend ‘One Church’ in Los Angeles, CA. She said her routine was very simple. At the time she showed me a product she was trying out from the Olehenriksen line.
Which brings me to my next point, Meagan’s skincare.
Meagan recently admitted in an interview that her skin indeed over the course of a few years had gotten lighter.
Unfortunately, many naysayers accused her of intentionally lightening her skin. Well according to the actress, there is some truth to that.
Meagan initially went to go see a dermatologist to correct some ‘sun damage’ on her face. After a few sessions, she noticed that the area that had the damage was a little brighter than usual.
The dermatologist informed her that was ‘normal’ and that her natural color would come back soon. Well that apparently didn’t pan out too well and it appeared to get worse.
She then she tried a skin care product from the same lady who she trusted to correct the original damage but the product made the area lighter (attempting to match the color where the damage occurred).
However, that product caused it to get worse and worse and then the worst thing happened and according to Meagan, the lady was not even a licensed skincare professional.
My heart broke after hearing this story because as an African-American woman, colorism in my community is real and its easy to accuse a black woman of ‘bleaching’ her skin if it appears different one season to the next.
If I’m being honest, in the past I’ve tried to lighten my skin to be deemed more ‘desirable’. Honestly, that sh*t looked weird on me. I love my beautiful brown skin.
However, during the seasons it changes. No seriously. In the summer time my skin is ‘darker’ because the melanocytes in my skin is activated by the sun. In the winter and fall I appear to be a ‘honey brown’ or ‘caramel’ brown because I’m not in the sun too much.
Even if you believe Meagans’ explanation or not we can all take away something from her experience.
Please for the sake of your face, do extensive research on the esthetician or dermatolgist you are seeing to do any facial treatments on your face. This is especially true for women of color as the skincare industry is still catching up to knowing how to treat ethnic skin.
Two: Check References
My guess is that Meagan heard of this person through word of mouth if she had no idea the lady wasn’t even licsenced. Sometimes we just trust our sources but its okay to look into this yourself.
While we can’t completely avoid all damage, you can mitigate it by taking proper precaustions. Sunscreen with a minimum spf of 30. Wear a hat or carry an umbrella with you and drink plenty of water.
Four: Love you skin!
Accept the skin you’re in. I know it maybe challenging if you’re feeling insecure but that is the only way you can be confident with what you’re born with.
Let me know in the comment section how you feel about Meagans experience.