I hate to break it to you, sis, but if your hairstylist, nail tech, or aesthetician is out here providing services without the proper credentials, you just need to focus on yourself, because they clearly don't care about your well-being.
While I'm not trying to stop anyone from securing a bag, hiring an unlicensed beauty professional will almost always backfire on you and this is a lesson that Meagan Good learned the hard way.
In a recent response to numerous allegations of skin bleaching, the actress opened up about how a botched trip to an unlicensed aesthetician cost Meagan her skin tone and her self-confidence. in a reply to one commenter, she wrote:
"[An] (unbeknownst to me) unlicensed aesthetician gave me a product to correct a sun damage mark on my forehead that messed up skin. By the grace of God only; I'm about 80% through recovery and regaining my color daily. To be honest it was a beyond painful and traumatic experience because I would never wish that on anybody. I'd really appreciate if you wouldn't continue to spread assumptions and rumors. God Bless you."
Later, in an interview with Ashley Dunn, Meagan went into detail about her experience, which ultimately started as an appointment to get an unsightly scar removed. She told Where Is The Buzz:
"And when it all first happened, it was extremely traumatic because I went to this woman for a scar removal, like a dog bite on my leg. And you know, she said, 'Try my products. I think you have a little sun damage on your forehead.' And I said, 'No, that's OK. That's like natural contour, girl. It's great. It's fine.'"
While Meagan says that she noticed the adverse effects of her former aesthetician's products early-on, she was reassured that her experience was totally normal:
"I started freaking out and I said, 'What's going on?' And she said, 'Oh no, no. It's just going to lift the damage first and then everything will come back.' And I said, 'Oh OK, cool.' And I saw myself getting lighter. And I was like, 'What is happening?!' And she was like, 'Oh, don't worry, your color will come back.' And I said, 'But when is it going to come back?' She said, 'It'll come back soon, I promise.'"
Although the actress has chosen to stay silent about the accusations up until now, Meagan says that it was important for her to clear the air for this reason:
"It broke my heart to think that there's little girls seeing this commentary and thinking it's true. It broke my heart that in a season when you have young Black men and women being murdered everywhere that someone would think for one second that I don't love my Black skin. That bothered me."
To watch Meagan's full interview, click here!
Featured image via Meagan Good/Instagram