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November 15, 2010

Articles of Faith Variant Lighten Up Babe!

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Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2010

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(11):1291. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.268

This little cherub was inspired by various folk and home remedies that have been recommended to lighten skin color (Figure). From the top, the components are saffron for its little curl; a potato for its head; plum tomatoes for its ears; almonds for its eyes; a red onion for its howling mouth (it is a baby after all); a milk bottle for its body; pieces of aloe for its arms and slices of lime for its hands; pieces of cucumber for its legs and slices of lemon for its feet; and an orange peel for its diaper.

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