Hey, Farheen here. This time with a sort of reality check of the most advertised thing – cosmetics. My observations, my words.
In a very normal & usual language, I may define cosmetics as “The substances we use to beautify ourselves”. I may say, we are living in an era of cosmetics. It’s the very obvious human behavior – everyone wants to look beautiful, look young. Youth is directly linked to beauty. Wrinkle free skin, radiant complexion, lusturous hair, sparkling eyes, is all beauty – In our manner, according to we people.
The media these days, whether it is electronic or print – is all flooded with advertisements of ‘so called cosmetics’ that confirms & assures us of granting “beauty”. I am not an ‘anti-cosmetic’ person because I also do use them. But the issue or problem with these cosmetics is the way they are being portrayed. You just look at any of these advertisements, they seem so magical. Some of them claim to change your natural dusky skin to complete bleached white ( which is unnecessary), as according to the society, white is beautiful. Some cosmetics just want to make you look several years younger in just a few days. Some advertisements includes ‘attracting’ masses of opposite gender on application of a particular cosmetic. Like seriously, this is not the way the things get done. These things are not natural. Present day cosmetics show themselves as a magic wand…. Whoooshh!!!! Use them, and all your imperfections – your dull skin, grey hair, wrinkles, fine lines – it’ll be all gone in no time. The facts / points, which these advertisements consider as imperfections, are not really the imperfections, according to me. These are just normal human things, like people live in this bad routine of hectic schedule, long job timings, stressful lifestyle, no fixed time for food and sleep, bad/nutrition- less diet, almost absence or complete lack of physical work – it’ll all lead to bad health & weak immune system, and bad health means dull skin, early greying of hair, weak eyes, early fine lines etc.
See, It is this simple, if you want to look beautiful & ‘glowy’, you have to take good care of your health. Taking care of health includes eating good nutritious diet at particular fixed time, drinking good amount of water, fixed sleep and wake cycle, appropriate amount of exercise. These are the minimal things you have to do in order to attain good health, good body. If you eat nutrition lacking diet or you do have irregular food timings – you will not and can not look beautiful. According to me, beauty arises from within. Healthy functioning organs denotes good and sound health and good health simply means clean subtle skin, lively eyes, shiny hair. The main thing I want to convey is – you cannot attain natural “health linked beauty” with the help of cosmetics. Like ok, I agree with the fact that makeup can do wonders to your looks, but for how much time…?? For how much duration you will look glossy with the help of cosmetics – for few hours only. You want to look beautiful, stay healthy – that’s it.
Now the next thing, wise use of cosmetics. Cosmetics, as we look up to them as magic potion – actually they are just chemicals. Some may be mild and some may be harsh to your skin. You have to carefully choose which one you have to use. Skin is a sensitive organ, especially the skin of the face is very delicate. Don’t treat your skin like a laboratory beaker. You just pour different chemicals each time and nothing will happen to the beaker’s structure, because the beaker is made of such stuff. Our skin is not designed that way. I see people experimenting with their skin, their body – continuously & repeatedly – just for the sake of so called ‘good looks’. You have to be careful, the chemical of the cosmetic may give you adverse reaction, which you may not be even thinking of. Choose your cosmetics wisely, keeping in mind the sensitivity level of your skin. You might use herbal, plant based cosmetics if you do have a sensitive skin.
I just want to say that, use your mind while purchasing cosmetics. Don’t just blindly follow the advertisements. Don’t get into their “glitter effect”.
Be Smart, Stay healthy, Stay Beautiful.