Women seem to be the highest consumer of chemicals in the world. Most cosmetics are chemicals even if they are called cocoa-butter. The fact that they get absolved into the body through the pores of the skin makes them subject to skin reaction as like chemicals. Even the perfect match product is still a chemical. The normal advice we have for drug abuses is that if the body is used to a particular drug, its efficacy would be reduced at the actual time of need to fight infection. The same way one regular beer would lose its effect with time until a higher dose is secured.
Haven’t we noticed that after prolonged use of an anti-perspiring spray, they fail to clear the body odour we employ them for?
Same is true of the persistent use of a particular perfume, toothpaste, bathing soap, hair shampoo, relaxer, body cream, bleaching cream, face powder, lipstick, brown powder and so on.
A woman’s sense of beauty is to have a smooth skin or a glittering and a well-moisturized skin but do we know that by the regular wearing of clothes millions of epidermal cells are washed off to make the skin rough? Then how much more when we employ sponge two times a day and every day for the year? Dirt on the skin consists of fatty acids from sweat and greasy excretions as well as sand, dust and other inorganic constituents. Lather or foam as an essential characteristic of a soap’s cleansing quality absolve the dirt and retain it in suspension to prevent it from re-depositing again until it is finally rinsed with clean water.
But do you know that some beauty products compromise foam? There was an expensive soap that reeks with high perfume but it will not foam to give the feeling of lather and it feels like an oily cake rather than soap. Therefore, the users are actually not having a bath despite the belief and effort to achieve cleanliness at an expense.
It would be good advice therefore to have at least two favourite chemicals rather than one chemical. You can change the brand of your toothpaste after each tube is finished— so also can you change your favourite bathing soap or deodorant.
One medical advice suggests that you should not use sponge every day for every bath in order to avoid damaging the same skin you wish to protect. And in that case, if you would wash your body very well, ensure that the soap in use lathers irrespective of the cost. Another medical advice is that there is no distinct advantage medicated soap has over ordinary toilet soap. But if medicated soap is the choice, it should be used sparingly otherwise the body would get used to it (like the abuse of drugs) and it would no longer be effective.