Do you think modern chemical oriented beauty aids replacing home made ones?

@ssh123 (31100)
India
July 20, 2007 3:03am CST
Whatever the nature has bestowed on us to keep up or improve our appearance are being replaced by the chemical oriented beauty products and the young people fall prey to such aids by paying prohibitively exhorbitant price for it.
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@rladiga00 (1166)
• India
20 Jul 07
My grandmother has taught us so many herbal treatments to beautify ones appearance and I switched over to modern beauty aids produced by multinational companies. As you said they are expensive ones and does not give desired results.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
20 Jul 07
It is heartening to note tha t you are in favour of herbal medicine than going in for chemical oriented beauty aids.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
6 Oct 07
Your response has been given BR
• Canada
16 Nov 07
Within my personal and professional views I always thing 'au natural' is the best option whenever possible. In modern life we are so used to placing Band-aide solutions to larger problems that it doesn't surprise me that millions of people 'buy' into the chemical cocktails that show up in everything from beauty aids, beverages and everywhere else along the food chain. My mentor was a wonderful Naturpathic doctor who said that we need to create an environment where we can allow 'Nature' to heal. No outside ingredient heals us...it comes from Within. So yes, I certainly believe that seeking natural sources for anything that affects our biology is the most sensible approach. Raia
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
16 Nov 07
You said it right. The more we consume the chemical oriented aids not only on body, but also consumption, it is more harmful. In Indian system of medicine, the basic principle is what you mentioned: healing is from within. We have traditional system called ayurveda which is followed in our family for decades. How are we going to tell our youngsters about the need for discouraging the chemical oriented foods, beverages, body lotion and beauty aids etc.? Thanks for interesting response and GOOD DAY.
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I feel that using chemical oriented products could cause more harm than good as we age. Will the skin look more rugged ten years later or maybe skin cancer from the chemical begin to appear? The people who I feel are beautiful may not have perfection in their skin, but will have a glow of peace around them and happiness showing through the glint in their eyes. I knew a lady here in her 80s that had a perfectly soft skin with little wrinkles, a bright warm smile, and beautiful blue eyes. I asked her what she had used all her life to get the skin we all hope for. Her answer was a simple one. She had never done anything but washed her face daily with a mild soap called ivory, and never wore make up of any kind.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
10 Nov 07
You have narrated the incidence so appropriately and I fully endorse your views. My mother's sister was a widow and in her 60's, she was having a glowing face.In fact she was the obstetrician for my mother's 8 children!! She used to teach all my sisters as to why they should not use cold cream, skin protecting creams, beauty aids that are available in the market. As a result most of my sisters had almost same features for their skin as that of my aunt. the secret being what you had answer from woman of 80. How to tell all these things to our young girls that it requires nothing, no expenses whatsoever to beautify oneself. Thanks for giving a facelift to this topic with valid and useful hints. Good day.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
I hope not. I am allergic to many of the chemically produced perfumes and I have to use the non-perfumed types. There is a health food store and a bulk store in our area that produces homemade products, but they are rather expensive. I just use soap and water and non-perfumed soap at that and have no problem. Of course, it must also be because I have oil skin, but I could not afford to pay for any product let alone one laced with chemicals.
• India
9 Nov 07
Chemical based agents for improving the appearance may sometimes show immediate response. But certainly they will have their side effects also. So, I prefer the home remedies that are natural and more promising without any harmful effects.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
9 Nov 07
Your positive thinking reflected in your response is very much appreciated. Good day.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
7 Nov 07
No. Me personally think that there is no replacement of natural beauty. Beauty is a perceptions and there are innumerable means to achieve it. I feel, perceptions are endless, we cannot have a full stop to it. I do not have any problem with those who go for cosmetic surgery, which ensures a copy book look but myself would not go for it ever. Instead I would like to try home made beautifying tips, cost effective and handy, that my grandma insisted on. I would rather have a blunt nose or a ill shaped lips and eyebrows. Those are natural after all, and I have had no problem whatsoever. Thanks. PS: Here, I was talking about cosmetic surgery and not corrective surgery.
• United States
7 Nov 07
Well i dont know anything about herbal remedies thought i would love to! and if by chemical make up from like cover girl,or almay then yes. only because i feel more confident with it on, then without.. i dont use it everyday but when i am going out i do:)
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
8 Nov 07
Dear Mimpi, I liked the resopnse which is full of factual statement. Thanks and have a nice day.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
8 Nov 07
Thanks for appreciating, ssh.
@subathra (3519)
• India
16 Nov 07
yes its has replaced to a large extent and very few people use home made beauty items..iam not in favour of this chemical oriented beauty products as iam aware of the fact that its only for a short while and it can bring harm specially to the face.I have seen some people who used these modern products continously and look really ugly in their old age..you can notice the beauty of some elderly women who have either used home products or nothing and look glittering even after 50's and 60's..I also feel women can use these modern products rarely but not always to keep a good skin even after their old age..
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
16 Nov 07
You are right. I have come across women and men who maintain good health by using nature cure products for maintaining beauty. There is what is called as grace in their behaviour which comes because of confidence and there is glow in their face due to use of nature-friendly beauty products.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I still love much more home made beauty product and I have been writing a few articles about it. I am sure many poeple just don't have time to make them at home, or they are just much more comfortable with those they buy, but I think if you make them at home, they have a lot more advantages. You knw what you are putting there and it is fresh and also price is much more different. I don't think it would really replace those home hamde, becuase I am sure it would be much more trendy always to make product at home by yourself and from nature.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
8 Nov 07
Iam glad to note that you vote for making beauty products at home rather than buying the expensive chemical oriented stuff. That is really a great decision. I am happy that you have come back after a long time to resond to my topic. God be with you.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
30 Dec 07
Unfortunately, they do. For one thing, these commercial beauty products are highly backed up by popular people and that's why they are in very high demand. People, especially the young ones, seemed to have forgotten Mother Nature's gifts. They still choose to use these products even if they have to pay a lot for it. It's very convenient for them.