Myths about cosmetics
When a group of women gathers for a cup of tea, one of the topics that is invariably one of the top ten charts of the most frequently discussed issues is cosmetics and cosmetology. And the longer I live, the more I am surprised – logic, sometimes, refuses women at all. Especially when a woman stands in front of a sparkling shop window with many beautiful jars. Here are just a few of the common myths about cosmetics.
Myth 1: “Creams can get rid of wrinkles, sagging,” bags “under the eyes and other serious problems.”
Yes, of course, the army of chemists, biologists, doctors for a long time and hard work on the formulations of these “magic” means. Yes, today creams are more active than creams of the stagnation era. But! Imagine a lady has a very serious problem – big “bags” under her eyes. This may be due to kidney disease, and, as a result, with edema, which nourish the tissues of the face, legs, hands, etc. And with other diseases, and with individual features of the structure of tissues. The area of the skin under and above the eyes, due to overstretching, has become stably more necessary. Therefore, in order to reduce this same area – the excess skin must either be excised (blepharoplasty) or reduced so that it “fits” into place. And this is already possible with strong tanning of the skin, i.e. impact on it as on already inanimate material from which some product will subsequently be sewn. I think no lover of handbags and gloves would wish such a fate to her skin. Of course, skin needs to be taken care of, that’s for sure. All this is an extension of the youthfulness of the skin. Cosmetics provide many substances that help the skin look good, acting on the surface layers, make it visually more fresh and young. But to solve the fundamental problems of skin aging is only (so far) only a plastic surgeon. Do not worry – in our arsenal there are many more methods of physiotherapy!
Myth 2: “Scrubs deeply cleanse the skin.”
Every time I see in the commercials computer graphics on the subject of all kinds of processes that occur with teeth, eyelashes, skin and other parts of the body, I think: “Well, how can you believe this?” Everything turns out so cool on the screen: a graphic time, similar to a sectional view of a volcano crater, is cleared by a foaming hurricane of an obscure substance and the black contents of the “crater” leave the time whirling in flight. Hurrah!
No, not a bang. This simply can not be in principle. And scrubs cannot pull black comedones (sebaceous plugs) out of the pores like a magnet. Electrodesyncrustation is only partially capable of this (again, I am talking about physiotherapy), in which at least the mechanism of the pulling action, the galvanic current, is clear. Scrubs, especially those that contain large elements, for example, natural apricot kernels (this is especially emphasized in the advertisement) are able not only to remove dead skin particles, but to injure the skin. Microcracks can easily become an entrance gate for infection. I think that it is better to choose scrubs with small synthetic grains, they were specially created for this purpose and have a rounded shape. In general, if we talk about the real role of scrubs, it is rather a function of a kind of grater to remove obsolete skin flakes and create smooth skin.
Myth 3: “Cosmetics can help with acne, acne, acne.”
No, not capable !. Why? Yes, because the causes of these skin diseases are “buried” much deeper than the surface layers of the skin – it can be a hormonal imbalance (this is precisely the main cause of teenage acne), digestive system diseases, the presence of some foci of inflammation in the body (caries teeth, chronic tonsillitis, inflammation of the genitourinary system, etc.). Therefore, first you need to determine the root cause of such unpleasant consequences and consult a dermatologist who will refer you to the appropriate specialist and appoint an adequate diagnosis to determine the reasons. By the way, teen acne is not the norm, as many believe, it needs to be treated.
Myth 4: “Foundation and powder clog skin pores.”
We will begin to deal with this myth with a small historical excursion: centuries ago, powder was made from flour. In fact, it was flour, only very finely ground. Any housewife who at least once in her life has kneaded a dough will say what happens to the flour when it gets into the water. Right! The flour is wetted with water, the gluten of the crushed grains swells, and, with further mixing, a dough is obtained – a sticky plastic mass. About the same thing happens with flour and on the face. The skin secretes moisture and fat, which are mixed with “powder”, as a result – the “dough” clogs the pores of the skin, prevents it from breathing. After the blockage on such a nutritious, I would even say, an infection joined the bread medium – and here you have an abscess! Now everything is different – the powder is made from high-quality synthetic (another plus in favor of synthetics) talc. About the same as infant buttocks are treated.