SUBJECT: HOME ECONOMICS
CLASS: JSS 1
TERM: 2nd TERM
TOPIC: PRODUCTION OF COSMETICS
Make-up is meant to bring out one’s natural good looks. It is not something with which to just cover up the face with. It should be applied neatly and sparingly under good light. Less make-up should be worn for daytime than for evening.
Cosmetics are preparations designed to make the skin or hair beautiful, to restore or correct one’s appearance. They are make-ups or substances applied on the body, mainly on the skin in order to improve natural features.These include powders, eyeliners and pencils, lipstick, facial creams etc.
IMPORTANCE OF COSMETICS/MAKE-UPS
TYPES OF COSMETICS
1.Indigenous Cosmetics: These are usually naturally occurring materials in the locality. Some of these are still being used to day in many parts of the country. They are cosmetics found in the locality. They are used in the past and even some are still in used today.
(i). Tiro (Yoruba)/Tanjere (Igbo): It is applied as an eyeliner using a special thin stick reserved for the purpose.
(ii). Camwood Powder ‘uhe’ (Igbo) or Osun (Yoruba): This is a red substance which can be thoroughly dried and ground into a fine powder. It can be used on the face and the entire body. It is said to have a smoothening on the skin.
(iii). Body Paint “Uri or Uli” (Igbo): This is a special body paint made from the bark, seeds or roots of certain trees. It also has same medicinal effects.
(iv). Lali or Laile: This is made from leaves of a special tree. It is used by ladies.
(v). Nzu (Igbo) or Efun (Yoruba): This is a local chalk if grounded can be applied on the face and body
POINTS TO BEAR IN MIND IN THE CHOICE AND USE OF COSMETICS
These can either be a bag, purse or box containing the materials (cosmetics) and tools used to apply them on the body.
PROCEDURE FOR THE APPLICATION OF MAKE-UP
7.Application of perfume.
DEODORANTS AND ANTI-PERSPIRANTS
We need to use deodorants every day to control the odour caused by perspirants and other factors on our skin. Deodorants do no stop perspiration but they hide smells caused by perspiration.
Deodorants are substances which can be applied to the skin to prevent odour from forming on the body when one sweats. They come in form of roll-on, sprays or sticks with different fragrance or perfume.
Anti-perspirants: They are products or astringents that reduce the amount of perspiration a person secretes for several hours. They reduce perspiration by anti-drying the sweat quickly at the pores, making one appear not to be sweating.
APPLICATION OF DEODORANTS AND ANTIPERSPIRANTS
General Evaluation Questions
Uses of Cosmetics: Home Economics New Concept For Nigerian Junior Secondary Schools J.S.S1 by Popoola(pgs 59-62).
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT (SECTION A)
1………is a red substance used to smoothening the skin.(a)Camwood(b)Uli(c)Lali (d) Blush.
2………..is a name given to local chalk in Igbo (a)Lali (b)Uhe(c)Nzu (d) Osun.
3……. helps to prevent bad body odour from accumulating on the body (a) Deodorant (b)Cream(c) Cosmetics (d) Pomade.
4 ………….helps to improve one’s natural features(a)deodorant (b)cosmetics(c)creams (d) powder.
5.Anti-perspirants help to reduce….. (a) water(b) heat(c) blood (d) sweat.
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