Meagan Good clears the air, dispelling rumors that she purposefully bleached her skin to have a lighter complexion. She explained in a recent interview that she “would never do that.”
Last week, a fan left a comment under one of Meagan’s Instagram posts accusing the actress of bleaching her skin. She told the fan, “I didn’t Queen. A (unbeknownst to me) unlicensed aesthetician gave me a product to correct a sun damage mark on my forehead that messed up my 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 it if you wouldn’t continue to spread assumptions and rumors. God Bless You.”
Since then, Meagan explained further how her skin became much lighter than what it was beforehand. According to the actress, an aesthetician she went to before to help improve her skin, shockingly gave her a treatment for sun damage that lightened her skin in a drastic way. She intended to treat just one spot on her forehead.
She told Ashley Dunn, of Where Is The Buzz TV, that it “broke her heart” that people thought she purposefully tried to lighten her brown skin.
She went on to say, “Then, when she said, let me fix the sun damage. I was like, ‘Well, now I trust her. It’s fine.’ And I start using it—and someone asked me today—‘If it was just your forehead, then why your whole face?’ Because she said everything needed to be even so just use it, wash with it. Your whole face,” said Meagan.
“And as I saw myself getting lighter, 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.’”
“Cut to it’s two months down the line, my color hasn’t come back. I’m freaking out—DeVon’s starting to freak out. Then I book this tv show. I go to New York to film this tv show. I’m feeling so insecure and just not liking the way I look. And then those pictures happen.”
Megan said that when the public was assuming that she lightened her skin on purpose, she was really covering her skin with heavy makeup to hide the scabs on her face where her skin peeled off.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“And I was like, basically, ‘This has to be fixed now.’ I have to be on tv. So she was like, ‘Use this serum. You put it on for 15 mins every other day, and your color will come back immediately.’ And I’m like, ‘Why didn’t you tell me that to begin with?’ So I did it, but I used it for thirty minutes. The serum attached to my face and wouldn’t come off. And as I washed it and washed it and scrubbed, I had flesh on my face where my skin had ripped off. And my face was scarred, and that’s when the picture happened because I had to wear so much makeup to cover the scabbing. Basically, even after that, it was just a nightmare. And I started going to a dermatologist who fixed me.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Again, I’m still 20 percent away from where I want to be, but I’m on the road to recovery, and it is what it is. But the biggest thing was like; I just didn’t want to address it because I didn’t want to give it life, and I just wanted to move on with my life. But it’s hard for me not to when colorism is such a big thing, and self -love is such a big thing. And with everything that’s happening around us, I love myself a lot, and I love my brown skin a lot.”