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Unfortunate Aspects of Mainstream Skin "Care"

Unfortunate Aspects of Mainstream Skin >

It may have seemed like a good idea, at the time...

Commonplace skin care practices, and the products which either adorn them or help bring them into existence in the first place, are typically either:

  • more or less relatively deleterious;

  • known to be more-or-less useless by objective scientific analysis of their ingredients and the ways in which they are used.

A further argument can be made that the use of skin care which is more-or-less useless is harmful in the sense that it stands in the way of skin care which is beneficial.

Skin care practices and products which are beneficial are built around the irrefutable and unchanging organic nature of skin and not fleeting (seasonal, fashionable) ideas.

Skin care product content (ingredients) and usage that respects the skin's function and structure, providing it is optimal to the patient using it, is optimally effective without exception.

In contrast, virtually all skin care use we encounter is driven by an irrational exuberance for bad ideas forced on the public by media (advertisements, celebrity endorsement and other subversive public relations exercises) and retail.

It is an unfortunate state of affairs that women, in sales and other professional roles found within department and drug stores, beauty salons and clinics, recommend relatively deleterious skin care and treatments to one another.

It would seem that these bad ideas about skin care are made to float on the basis of an unconscious trust and politeness between women.

On the one hand, they may be unaware that the skin care they prescribe disproportionately converts the health of the end-user's skin into profit for themselves and the manufacturers with which they inadvertently collude.

On the other, it should be very obvious that the ever-expanding glut of confusing products available on the marketplace signifies a lack of efficacy because no good solutions are forthcoming.

When everything is said to work, you can be sure nothing does.

It is sheer hubris to consider mainstream skin "care" use as anything more than "retail therapy" — it is plainly not the "skin therapy" it purports to be.

Actual "skin care" is "care of the skin as an organ" and the only objective and timeless approach to the prevention and treatment of the full spectrum and permutations of skin conditions and disease.

Further "Unfortunate Skin Care" Analyses1>

Paula Begoun — The Self-Proclaimed "Cosmetic's Cop" including selected product reviews.

The Clinique 3-Step System — Melbourne Dermatology.

Bakel Skin Care — Melbourne Dermatology.

Decleor Skin Care — Melbourne Dermatology.

Author: Peter Wilson.

Reviewed: Friday, April 30, 2010.

Further Information: Rosacea Skin Care Resolutions : Travel and Smaller Sizes : Anti-Inflammatory Creams for Rosacea : Healing Rosacea Skin Care : Rosacea Flare-ups : A Protocol for "Confused" Skin : Skin Immunity References : Order of Application Including Metrogel (Metronidazole) : Preservatives in Skin Care and Skin Irritation : Lavender is Toxic to Skin Cells : Relatively Deleterious Properties and Ideas in Skin Care : Unfortunate Aspects of Mainstream Skin "Care" : (Non)Comedogenicity of Skin Care Ingredients in Rosacea Skin Care Products : Rosacea Skin Care Ingredients : Avoid Paraben Preservatives in Rosacea Skin Care : Rosacea Treatment Basic Daily Protocol — PDF :


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