Essay About Tough Skin

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When I tell women that tough skin is a good thing, they tend to shy away from this skin care tip. They shun the idea of tough skin because of two misconceptions based on the way we use language. The first misconception is that they assume tough skin is the same as rugged skin. They equate tough skin with rough, leathery, unattractive skin. This, however, is not at all what I am talking about. But I do understand where they get this impression. They get this mistaken impression because they are used to the carefully-spun language used by advertisers to seduce readers and viewers into buying products. When describing facial skin, glossy women's magazine advertisements or television commercials use words like "soft," "smooth," "silky," "creamy," and so on. This unconsciously implies that skin must be delicate to be beautiful. The second misconception is people often they think of the metaphor of thick skin, meaning a pachyderm…show more content…
Why did our skin look beautiful when we were younger? It is because as we aged, our skin began to create less collagen and elastin to toughen up. In fact, contrary to popular opinion, delicate skin is not a good thing. As our skin became more delicate, it actually began to crease, line, and wrinkle. It lost its tough, elastic, durable texture. Delicate skin is a nice way to say thin, oversensitive skin. When skin gets thin, it begins to sag. Bags under the eyes, for example, are a result of thin, delicate skin. So when I offer a skin care tip about tougher skin, I am actually pointing people in the right direction. How, then, does one get tough, thick skin? Tough skin is skin rich in collagen and elastin. It is healthy, resilient, well-structured skin. The way to get tough skin is to get more collagen and elastin in the tissue of your

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