The stance on beauty and skin products is so very different here. Not different in a bad way, just different from Western views.
Some examples I can think of:
- People want white skin and skin whitetening cream is readily avaliable in the local stores.
- Umbrellas are a common sight too, not for the rain but for sun protection.
- The skin care product adverts around the malls are all showing excessively smiling Chinese people with flawless white skin, not tanned or bronzed like in Europe.
- Also strange products for skin care are available, like silk cacoons as face cleaners.