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Interesting beauty facts

How well do you know about beauty? Probably not as well as you think. Here are some interesting beauty facts that may surprise you

Interesting beauty makeup facts

The ancient Egyptians created the first makeup out of copper and lead ore.

Some makeup products in the 1930s contained radioactive material. The brand Tho-Radia made a range of perfume, face powder, lipstick and other products that contained thorium chloride and radium. It was believed that radiation was good for the skin. Needless to say, these products are no longer on the market.

During the Second World War there was a shortage of cosmetic products. Makeup was never rationed, but there was a lack of ingredients – resources such as alcohol and petroleum had to be used for war supplies instead.

Max Factor, a popular and affordable brand most of us are familiar with today, started out in 1904 as a company by the founder with the same name, manufacturing made-to-order wigs and theatrical makeup for the growing film industry. Ten years later, in 1914, the grease-like face paint used on stage and film was made into a cream with a thinner consistency and packaged in jars.

It is very important to remove makeup before sleep because it might cause eyelash loss.

Interesting beauty skin facts

Did you know that 80% of women are struggling because of excessive exposure to sunlight? In fact, even a few minutes in the sun without proper protection can cause wrinkles, scabies and even skin cancer. For best protection, use a cream with a protective factor.

Smoking affects your skin! Smoking causes early aging of the skin, wrinkles, decreases vitamin A levels and skin moisture, and the color of your skin becomes uneven. In addition, oxygen is reduced by smoking and the wounds on the face regenerate slower.

Interesting beauty facts

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Did you know that tea is the most effective in burns? Sunburn can surprise you after just one day on the beach, and we all know how painful it is. Thick bath in strong black tea helps with pain and swelling of the bladder

In medieval times, women went to great lengths to obtain a pale, porcelain skin, including placing leeches on their bodies to drain their blood, making them seem paler!

Interesting beauty nail facts

The first nail polish was invented in China in 3000 BC. Thank goodness the formula has been adapted over the centuries, because this first nail polish consisted of beeswax, gum, egg whites and coloured powder.

Revlon was the first brand worldwide to introduce red nail polish to the market.

Fingernails grow faster than toenails. Fingernails grow at a rate of about 2.5 mm each month, which means it takes about 3 to 6 months to completely replace a fingernail. Toenails, instead, grow only about 1mm a month. That’s why it takes more than a year (12-18 months) to replace a toenail.

Nails grow faster in summer than in winter.

 Men’s nails grow faster than women’s (except during pregnancy).

Age, malnutrition, and hormone imbalance are all factors that can affect nails’ growth.

Nails can tell you if you’re ill. A change in colour, dents, ridges, black lines, swelling around the nails and pain can all be signs that something’s wrong. That’s why you should never wear nail polish when you go to the doctor.

Facts About Hair

Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body. The only thing that grows faster is bone marrow.

A single hair strand has a thickness of .02 – .04 mm.

Everybody sheds between 40-150 strands of hair per day.

Crash dieting can cause a temporary loss of hair.

Hair is mostly made of keratin, which our outer layer of skin and fingernails are also made of.

In animals, horns, hooves, claws, feathers, beaks, quills (porcupines), and baleen (whales) are all also made of keratin.

On an average adult scalp, 25 meters of hair fiber is produced every day.