Is beauty care only for women?
Heavy gold jars of creams and phrases like “rose oil harvested from Grasse” do nothing for men and most seem to think cleanser and lotion are frills—all they need is a razor and some shaving cream. According to Dr. Brian Zelickson, (Plastic Surgeon), men’s skin care needs vary from those of women. Men’s skin is about 25% thicker with more collagen, larger hair follicles and is due to testosterone production.
These differences make men’s skin less sensitive and able to handle stronger ingredients. However, it also makes them a bit more acne-prone. Other factors, like daily shaving, spending more time outdoors on average produce a higher risk for skin cancer, as such skin-repairing ingredients and SPF are essential for men. Women’s products ingredients cater to the fact that they have thinner skin and tend to lose moisture and get photo
damage at an earlier age. There are many similarities, but well-formulated moisturizers, cleansers and scrubs will have significant differences for both sexes.”
Are men humans?. What do they want from us!
What we need to acknowledge is that men as well as women are humans, although different in makeup, they are of the same essence; flesh and blood. What makes true beauty is not the things seen but the person inside. Health, care and wellness is complete when we focus on the emotional, communal, and spiritual life balance.
As it radiates through our character and personality, true beauty will radiate profusely in both men and woman.
My obsession is focused not so much on what the beauty products can do to change me, but rather what I can do to change them. The cosmetics industry is in desperate need of a makeover. It is the unregulated, poorly studied chemical industry in a bottle. Toxic chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and learning disabilities do not belong in products we smear on our bodies.
The ugly side of beauty
The world’s richest cosmetics companies routinely use low levels of hazardous ingredients even though safer alternatives are available. “Why are they putting these toxic chemicals in cosmetics? Because they can and because it’s cheaper”. Our flashy beauty industry is supporting an inconvenient truth – it is a messy problem that depends on toxic chemicals that are highly addictive and causes hidden additions that are not recognise easily by its consumers.
We the victims are putting them on our faces, bodies and in our hair daily. Whether it’s “hair so healthy it shines” – NO I’m sorry, not healthy and not herbal essences. There should be a rethink to health, care and wellness in order to remain beautiful throughout one’s life. Mr Edwards, (Editor) said that in an industry that thrives on glamour, the mass marketing of the beauty industry has blinded the minds of its consumers, that they have lost focus on promoting self care. The normal consumer has developed an inordinate passion to outshine others. It is sad that people do not take naturalness into concern.
The Telegraph (Online: 09/01/2016) clearly shows the link to an ugly side of the beauty industry. “Why women are still the brains behind beauty (and how you can be too)”. The UK beauty industry is worth £2 billion and growing, yet most of its entrepreneurs are still women.
Beauty Bible co-founder, Josephine Fairley explains “So what’s the enduring appeal for women? (Leaving aside wanting to have nice, smelly stuff in your life. Trust me, if that’s why you’re going into beauty, you’d be better off saving yourself the 18-hour days).
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