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2015-05-18    来源:en8848.com.cn    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

The Misunderstandings on Beauty


1.Soap is Bad for Your Skin

Traditionally, soap was a mix of animal fats and fruit or vegetable oils.This combination has a high PH and is drying to skin, particularly to aging skin.These days, however, soaps are formulated with synthetic elements that are milder than traditional soap, and therefore suitable to cleanse skin. Most soaps have emollients (moisturisers) added, so they are beneficial for the skin. If you prefer the cleansing feeling which soap provides, don't let those purveyors of fine skincare bully you—there's nothing wrong with using soap.

2.Dry Skin Causes Wrinkles

Around eighty percent of lines and wrinkles are caused by the sun.The other twenty percent are the result of facial expressions such as smiling and frowning. If you smoke, the appearance of these wrinkles is accelerated. Also, as one ages the skin makes less natural oil and this makes the wrinkling more apparent. A moisturiser will help temporarily smooth away some early fine lines. Protect yourself from the sun, and you impede the development of fine lines. Remember, a tan is your skin's reaction to an injury.

3.It Can Be Too Late to Start Wearing Sunscreen

The cumulative effect of the sun's rays causes a multitude of damage to skin, but it's never too late to start protecting skin from the sun.There is clinical evidence that once you start protecting the skin, it has the ability to repair itself.This repair is not going to happen overnight, it's a gradual process that can take a couple years to yield significant results. Do your skin a favour and start the day with a layer of sunscreen.And remember to wear sunscreen during the winter. Just because you don't feel the sun's rays, doesn't mean its harmful UVA and UVB rays are not penetrating your skin. If you can see shadows, you need to protect your skin.

4.Everyone needs Moisturiser

According to dermatologists, you only need a moisturiser if your skin experiences the following: redness, scaliness or itchiness.These symptoms are more frequently seen during the colder seasons.

5.For Best Results You Should Stick to One Product Line

You may love how all the products work together, but using products from different lines won't kill you. Every cosmetics line has products you should avoid because they contain irritating ingredients, inadequate amounts of sunscreen, or moisturisers that over-saturate the skin. Experiment and find the products that are right for you.

6.Expensive Products are Better

Completely untrue. All cosmetics contain standard cosmetic ingredients. They can't contain anything else, as drugs do, or they would be regulated differently. The quality levels of cosmetic ingredients don't vary that much, and every company that buys cosmetic-grade ingredients all buy the same quality.

7.Eating Chocolate and Fried Foods Causes Bad Skin

Studies have shown that pimples are caused from factors such as extreme stress or dead skin cells blocking pores. However, eating fresh fruits and raw vegetables does promote a healthier complexion due to their vitamins and minerals.

8.Frequent Trimmings Can Make Hair Grow Faster

Hair, whether it is cut or not, grows about half an inch per month. Hair does grow slightly faster in the summer, but that is due to hormones rather than the stylist's scissors. A worrying trend among young Chinese girls is to rub a paste made of crushed contraceptive pill into their scalp and hair.This does not lead to stronger, glossier, faster growing hair.In fact, the hormones, while initially improving the condition of the hair, quickly lead to hair loss. (P.S.You can't repair split ends. The only way to rid of split ends is to cut them off and prevent them in the future with good hair care. A good trim will eliminate split ends, making hair look healthier and livelier.)

9.Shaving Makes Hair Grow Back Darker and Coarser

As above.Cutting or shaving any hair on your body does not affect it growth.

10.You Can Get Rid of Cellulite

The truth is, nothing can be done to permanently eliminate cellulite—not even liposuction. The removal of cellulite remains one of the holy grails of cosmetic dermatology. It doesn't matter whether you're fat or thin, rich or poor, luck of the gene pool determines who will and won't get cellulite. Take heart though, you can, however, temporarily reduce its orange peel-like appearance. Specialist firming creams containing caffeine tighten and smooth the skin, while basic moisturisers will also work to hydrate and swell the skin, making cellulite a little less obvious.

 Key Phrases/Words 重点解析

combination [,kɔmbi'neiʃən] n. 结合;组合;联合;化合

beneficial [,beni'fiʃəl]  adj. 有益的,有利的;可享利益的

penetrate ['penitreit]  vt. 渗透;穿透;洞察   vi. 渗透;刺入;看透

frequently ['friːkw(ə)ntli]  adv. 频繁地,经常地;时常,屡次

irritate ['iriteit]  vt. 刺激,使兴奋;激怒   vi. 引起恼怒,引起不愉快

initially [i'niʃəli]   adv. 最初,首先;开头

temporarily ['tempərərili, ,tempə'rεə-]   adv. 临时地,临时

Practising&Exercise 实用句型/词组

1. The plants should be protected from (保护) the cold.

2. He can't get rid of(摆脱) the cold.

3. Her absence was due to ( 因为,由于) the storm.

Extended Info 学习更多

1. 从传统上来说,香皂是动物脂肪和水果或植物油的混合体。

2. 研究表明,粉刺是由过度压力或死皮细胞阻塞毛孔等因素所致。

3. 去除脂肪团至今仍是皮肤美容学上的终极目标之一。

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