Snail White-The most numerously advertised
whitening-based skincare line in Thailand.
Photo credit: www.beecrazy.hk
Something has intrigued me almost immediately since I’ve arrived in Thailand, and it started with these beauty clinics. They’re abundant in Thailand—at least the multitude of advertisements would make it seem that way. On our first day, we went to the nearest mall to do some shopping. On one floor, there were 5 different beauty clinics right next to each other, and others dispersed throughout the mall. Although most of the signs are in Thai, which leave them unreadable to me, the services that I can read always include Botox and Whitening treatments. I became rather curious as to the Thai ideal of beauty, and how the modern interpretation of beauty has been effected by other cultures through greater globalization.
Advertisements for whitening products
can be found anywhere from billboards,
to train stations, to the sides of cars and buses.
Photo credit: www.theguardian.com