Avoiding the Sun
A large part of Cambodian life is lived outside for the majority of the people, and that creates a problem for the women who don't want their skin to tan or darken. There is a strong cultural preference here for lighter-skinned individuals, and the women go to great lengths to keep the sun away from their skin. One popular technique is to wear long-sleeve shirts and blouses and jackets, but absent those, shoulder-length gloves are the solution. They are available in a variety of colors and styles..
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