The Cost of Being Pale
In the United States and Europe, many women are drawn to the bronzing effect of tanning beds, but in other places, some people desire just the opposite: lighter skin. In parts of India and Africa, women can purchase products to lighten their skin with harsh chemicals.
But, as Michelle Betz reports from Uganda, bleaching comes at a heavy cost. Creams with steroids can lead to thinning skin, ulcers, and infections. Doctors say it can even kill you.