About the practicality of skin care products
Is it any wonder that so many market shelves are devoted to a singular endeavour of human vanity and serious practicality? Amid the products of personal health care from head to toe, there is a flood of products competing for space devoted to skin care. Why? There are, amid the deluge, products of serious medicine, such as sunscreens, to address skin care issues, but the deluge would indicate that people, with sufficient angst, will spend billions of dollars just to assure that in public, if not in private life, their appearance is the best that money can buy. Is it personal vanity, or is there a collective need to be the image, and the core, of practical health?
There is a margin of the industry that can be attributed to nothing more substantial than snake oil feeding vanity, but a significant measure of the skin care industry has been able to educate the public about the complexities of the skin and its appropriate care to maintain and enjoy good health. The first line of defensive products against whatever would ravage the skin uses the same strategy as the body uses: skin protection.
Skin is a miracle of structure and purpose. In order to protect and maintain its structure and its simultaneous functions, skin products have been developed to help keep skin thriving during an entire lifetime.
Just in the focused market of sunscreen products, that industry has turned the attention of the public from sun-worshipping, glorifying natural tanning, to sceptics who recognize the healthful benefit of sunlight by providing vitamin D, but who also shun excessive exposure to the sun by development and use of a wide range of sunscreens; lotions containing ingredients to limit or prevent exposure to sunlight, the stimulator of pigmentation. This turn-around has occurred in a single generation.
To keep skin smooth and supple, the relatively new products of injectable cosmetic fillers and chemical peels have graduated people from the use of simple moisture creams, still in popular use, to making amends for past mistakes, natural ageing and injury using mildly invasive products. Without claiming complete restoration of youth, these products have made visible, satisfying results.
Make-up products, once meant only to enhance nature, as if an applied mask over the real face, now include moisturisers and anti-allergens. This assists in maintaining healthy, vibrant skin even after the mask is removed.
So today skin care products are very helpful and can keep your skin in good shape. If you have questions about skin care products contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.