Roma was a problem child at the age of six. Her problem started from the day her mother Swati left home one evening and never returned, while father Swarup was thunderstruck at the sudden catastrophe, not knowing how to console the bewildered child. For the first week or so, Roma just wept. Then she became aloof and unresponsive, often becoming violent and aggressive, while at other times remained withdrawn and remote. This was followed by sudden bouts of diarrhoea and high fever, along with complications that forced Swarup to seek medical aid.
After several sessions with top level city psychiatrics it was found that Roma has become a victim of ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for which no radical cure has yet been discovered. Meanwhile, one of the specialists pointed out that the child has lost all interest in life and unless such interest could be revived, there was every chance of her becoming insane or ending up as a mental wreck. This was a terrible blow for Swarup who too felt fully devastated, not knowing how to resolve the issue. Failing all other avenues for such resumption, distressed Swarup finally bought her a beautifully designed and chemically treated Cosmetic Bag made by Richie Bags and fashions P. Ltd, a leading exporter of biodegradable jute and cotton carry bags, with the promise that each week he would buy her a beauty product which she would use later in life to become a beautiful lady. Mirabile visu! Lo and behold, this simple solution worked wonders with Roma as she cried out in joy clutching the bag. She also started returning back to her former self, eagerly awaiting weekly cosmetic gifts from her father. Now, let us take a look at the gifts that a doting father brought for her loving daughter every week.
>> Sunscreen: Also known as suntan lotion, it is a cosmetic product that absorbs or reflects the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, thus protecting the skin against sunburn. Regular use of sunscreen is known to slow or prevent the developments of wrinkles, moles and sagging skin.
>> Hair conditioner: It is a hair care product that changes the texture and appearance of hair. As a form of viscous liquid it is applied and massaged to get the desired effect. Hair conditioner is usually used after washing the hair with shampoo. Hair conditioners may contain moisturizers, oils and sunscreen, among other ingredients.
>> Moisturizers or emollients are complex mixtures of chemical agents that often help holding water in the skin after application, while humectants attract moisture and emollients help smooth the skin. Moisturizers are specially designed to make the external layers of the skin (epidermis) softer and more pliable.
>> Body lotion dramatically reduces dryness, while improving skin condition over time. Application leaves skin softer, smoother and healthier looking. Most branded body lotions are dermatologic ally tested and approved.
>> Mascara is a cosmetic commonly used to enhance the eyelashes. It may darken, thicken, lengthen, and/or define the eyelashes. Normally in one of three forms—liquid, cake, or cream—the modern mascara product has various formulas; however, most contain the same basic components of pigments, oils, waxes, and preservatives.
>> Eyeliner is commonly used in a daily make-up routine to define the eye or create the look of a wider or smaller eye. Eye liner can be used as a tool to create various looks as well as highlighting different features of the eyes. Eye liner can be placed in various parts of the eye to create different looks with a winged eye liner or tight lined at the waterline. Eye liner can be drawn above upper lashes or below lower lashes or both, even on the water lines of your eyes. Its primary purpose is to make the lashes look lush, but it also draws attention to the eye and can enhance or even change the eye’s shape.
>> Makeup: Cosmetics applied to the face to enhance its appearance are often called make-up or makeup.
>> Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that apply color, texture, and protection to the lips. Many colors and types of lipstick exist. As with most other types of makeup, lipstick is typically worn by women. Some lipsticks are also lip balms, to add color and hydration.
>> Lip plumper is a lip product, which is known to give a plump effect to your lips. It is usually available in the form of a cream or regular lip-gloss. Lip plumpers are also available in different colors so that you can wear them as lipstick or lip-gloss. These plumpers contain ingredients, which make your lips appear fuller and swollen. Furthermore, lip plumpers which are to be used as lipsticks contain a shimmering ingredient to give shine to your lips.
Bottom line: With physiological issues you can always draw a line – ask for investigation and diagnosis and then take a suitable line of treatment as advised by the doctor. But with psychosomatic cases, these regimens do not work out well. Nevertheless, if you can divert the patient’s mindset to something else than what he or she had been nurturing, you get rewarding result.