“I’m not bleaching my skin” – Tamar Braxton

If you’ve watched Braxton Family Values, then you’d know all about the Breakthrough star, Tamar Braxton

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Known for her sassy remarks, obnoxious sometimes lovely wigs, and her incredible voice! However, one thing Tamar Braxton does want to be known for is her Skin.

Since her popularity onscreen, bloggers and social media commenters have been hinting to the fact that Tamar’s skin color might be a result of cosmetic procedures or bleaching creams. Having remained tight-lipped about these rumours, Tamar finally had something to say.

She has Vitiligo.

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Vitiligo is a skin disorder that causes skin to lose its pigment, this is the same skin disorder Michael Jackson had. In an interview with Ebony Magazine, this is what Tamar had to say about her Vitiligo..

Anybody with skin issues knows that that’s a very sensitive subject. And that’s why I’ve never shared that I have Vitiligo, because I do. I’ve always had it, since I was a young girl. It’s not as bad as others because everybody has it differently, but I’ve certainly had mine diagnosed.  That’s why I tan. People say, “You bleach your skin!” But I tan just so I can have a better tone on my skin, boo!

It’s gotten worse since I’ve gotten pregnant. If you shake my hand now, to me it’s more noticeable. But when you get diagnosed with a skin disorder, it’s hard. It does weigh on your self-esteem. It really does. But I’m done defending that. I’m not bleaching my skin and if I was bleaching my skin and I felt like saying so, I would, but for the record, I am not.

And skin bleaching is not the only accusation she’s fought off over the years. The most persistent are rumors of plastic surgery, which she adamantly denies.
Read more at EBONY http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/the-real-tamar-braxton-exclusive-900/2#ixzz1zLJxpjjW

Tamar even added these pics to show the extent of her Vitiligo

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In the meantime, we still can’t get enough of her “Love and War” song, check it out!

 

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