- Fraink White, 28, has spent years lightening his skin
- He claims he feels better with his new-found fair complexion
- He aims to break down taboos surrounding skin lightening
A 28-year-old black YouTube star has shared how he has spent years lightening his skin.
Fraink White said in a YouTube video that he has always sought to get rid of hyper-pigmentation and claimed that he feels better in his newfound fair complexion.
He added that he uses home remedies that even include hydrogen peroxide.
White said he is on a mission to break down taboos surrounding skin lightening and to spread safe practices to those wishing to transform their skin tones.
He has even developed his own line of products made from natural ingredients including kojic acid, licorice root, papaya, carrot and turmeric.
He told his over 19,000 YouTube followers not to worry about perceptions. He said: "What's the difference between being mocha-coffee color or cinnamon? It doesn't matter. I look better with the shade that I am. That's just me."
White is also gay and his husband Elijah supports him, adding that he has noticed people in his own community lightening their skin. He's from the Middle East.
Watch more about White in the video below.