Achter Vietnamees goudmasker schuilt het blanke schoonheidsideaal

A client whose face is covered with gold leaves is seen at the Viet My beauty salon in Hanoi February 13, 2012. Despite tough economic conditions, including soaring inflation, people in Vietnam seem to be spending heavily as usual on special occasions like Valentine's Day. Viet My is one of a small number of salons in Vietnam that provides 24k gold leaf face mask therapy, said to help make skin whiter. A single facial costs 1.8 million Vietnam dong ($86.41). REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) REUTERS