George Bernard Shaw once said, “Fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.” But he probably had no idea how right he was when he compared fashion with a disease. It turns out that staying trendy every day can actually be dangerous for our health. Tight corsets are a thing of the past but even in the 21st century, there are things that can cause a lot of health issues.
We at 5 Fun Facts care about your health and encourage you to read about the trendy things people wear every day. They probably don’t even realize that they’re risking their health.
1. Skinny jeans
A good pair of jeans is the most universal clothing in the world. Many girls and women choose skinny jeans to highlight their beautiful hips and legs. But, unfortunately, these jeans disrupt the blood circulation which leads to varicose veins and cellulite. The skin can’t “breathe” because the fabric is too close to the body, and ingrown hairs may even appear on the hips and in the bikini area.
2. High heels
When a woman puts on high-heeled shoes, she transforms immediately: she becomes way more feminine and fit. But this doesn’t mean that she should wear high heels every day. This fashionable item will lead to backache, leg pain, and swelling. Also, wearing high heels often can cause a hernia and a rounded spine.
3. Shoes with flat soles.
It seems like flat shoes might be completely harmless. But doctors claim that these shoes can do a lot of harm to your health because the load on your foot will be uneven. There will be no shock absorption while walking. This will lead to your vessels increasing in size and losing their elasticity and the foot itself will become flat. It can lead to foot pain and back pain. Another unpleasant consequence is when the foot turns inside which leads to a deformation of knees and hips.
4. Push-up bras
These bras are extremely popular. However, even if breasts seem to look more round and are at the right height, in reality, the special parts of this bra deform the breasts and make them more dependent on artificial support. On top of that, push-up bras block blood vessels and this constant pressure on the breasts can even lead to cancer.
Sunglasses are not only a trendy accessory but also an absolute necessity when the sunlight becomes too bright. However, you can’t wear sunglasses in the evening or inside when there is not enough light. This will put an additional strain on your eyes which makes the risk of developing cataracts even higher. More than that, you have to keep your sunglasses clean and don’t use the sunglasses that don’t ensure 100% safety from UV-light, as they can damage your eyes.
This is a necessary piece of clothing for any woman. Tights make our look more complete and elegant. They make our legs appear more visually beautiful. But, unfortunately, if you wear them often enough, they might be harmful. The synthetic ingredients of tights hold in the moisture, creating a greenhouse effect. As a result, they lead to different vaginal infections and some tights also have a negative effect on blood circulation which can lead to varicose veins and cellulite.
7. Big handbags that are carried on one shoulder
A woman’s handbag is a repository where you can find anything from cosmetics to a laptop. Handbags are really convenient but also unsafe for our health. Because we constantly carry bags on one shoulder, the strain on the shoulder and the spine becomes too heavy which can lead to scoliosis and osteochondrosis. Because of the imbalance, you might have muscle spasms, blocked blood vessels, and pinched nerves.
How can someone live without comfortable pajamas, especially in the winter time? And how can they harm your health? The thing is, pajamas that are too tight or too warm trigger the growth of different bacteria which can lead to skin irritation, itch, or a yeast infection. Women who have chronic yeast infections are recommended to sleep without pajamas and even without underwear.
Do you wear any of these clothes on a regular basis?