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Skin Bleaching: A whiter shade of pale

No sun
Theresa Lin-Cheng, 50, wears a tinted visor she calls her “welder’s helmet” and applies sunblock whenever she goes outside. (Béatrice de Géa / LAT)
Sunblock
While many in Southern California are looking for the perfect tan, Theresa Lin-Cheng, 50, religiously avoids the sun and applies sunblock every hour. (Béatrice de Géa / LAT)
Skincare
Zehra Sun gets a “mesofacial,” which delivers vitamins, moisturizers and bleaching agents electronically. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Morning ritual
Margaret Qiu of Alhambra applies a whitening softener cream and moisturizer. Qiu says she hopes to keep her skin young by protecting it from the sun. (Megan Spelman / LAT)
The sun is her enemy
Most people in Southern California are looking for the perfect tan. But some Asian American women consider the sun the enemy. Theresa Lin-Cheng, 50, religiously avoids the sun. She applies sunblock every hour and also wears a tinted visor that looks like welder’s mask whenever she goes outside, even when she’s just going from the parking lot to a store. (Béatrice de Géa / LAT)
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