Teeth Bleaching and Corsets: Unhealthy Beauty Habits

Posted by wholesalebikini on Jan 13, 2018 in Allgemeines |

16th century Europe considered milky Face Slimming white skin to be fashionable, while in our current day people appreciate darker, tanned skin. In the country of Myanmar a long neck is regarded as beautiful and some of the women there will use rings to stretch their necks even further. In Bolivia it is considered that an attractive way for women to dress is in skirts with bright colors and a bowler hat (or bombin) perched on top of their heads. In America many people consider dental care to enhance attraction, jumping to purchase the latest teeth cleaning product or heading to the dentist’s chair for some cosmetic whitening. Each of us has methods or rituals that we follow because we feel more attractive and confident when we do so. Sometimes, however, it is good to analyze our practices and make sure that our beauty habits aren’t doing more harm than good. Below are some methods that were discontinued due to health concerns, and also some that are still continuing today.

Corsets created a slender silhouette, but wreaked havoc on the body’s natural functions. Although now worn more for adornment than function, corsets, or “stays,” were popular from before the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century. In that time the shape and make of the corset changed as women (and sometimes men) desired their figures to better conform to the styles of their day. As the corset developed, wearers found they could draw the laces tighter and tighter, to achieve a smaller and more slender form. Usually worn under clothing during the day, some people even wore them while sleeping at night, to ensure that their body held to the shape forced upon it by the corset. This constant pressure on the torso forced the bones of the ribcage and the organs underneath to adjust and reorganize, leading to an unnatural and unhealthy frame.

Feet binding consisted of breaking the bones in the foot Latex Waist Wrainer to achieve a smaller foot. Because large feet were considered unattractive, women in Asia began the practice of feet binding to force their feet to remain small and continued the practice from the tenth century all the way to the twentieth century. The process began when a girl was between 2 and 5, before her feet had time to fully form. The local foot binder would break the girl’s toes and the bridges of her feet, then bind the foot together, hopefully resulting in a foot that was between 3 and 4 inches. Although women were still able to walk, dance, and work with bound feet, they endured a lifetime of discomfort and reduced mobility, leading to the practice of foot binding finally being banned in 1949.

Tanning can create a “healthy glow,” but can also harm the body and cause skin cancer. In the present day, many people find sun-tanned skin to be attractive and flattering on both men and women. While many opt for lotion or spray-tan versions, a lot of people will head to the tanning salon, the beach, or their backyard to get a quick blast of rays. While a moderate amount of sun is good for producing vitamin D, overexposure to the sun’s UVB rays can be harmful to humans, causing damage to skin, eyes, and immune system and even perhaps causing skin cancer. Although fear of cancer shouldn’t send everyone running in a panic for indoors and nailing down the window blinds, care should be taken to always wear sunscreen.

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