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  • Published at 12:17 am August 10th, 2019
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Fun facts

Fashion Facts

The first luxury brand to ban using animal skin and fur: Animal leather was introduced to the market as it sufficed to make clothing and accessories durable. In order to enhance the quality and add luxury to bags, shoes, etc, exotic skins were collected along with fur. With this, brands were able to introduce items that could be of an investment, and prized possession, to anyone purchasing. However, with more and more animals on the verge of extinction, and the process of skin extracting not being ethical, Channel took the bold step of giving up the use of leather or fur. Instead, Channel came up with new, innovative ways to make bags that could still be durable and worth purchasing, avoiding all forms of animal cruelty.  

Fashion history

You know how high heels are now solely associated with women? That wasn’t always the case. Contrary to popular belief, high heels were first worn by men, and were considered as a symbol of masculinity in the 17th century. Soon after, women adopted this particular trend, too.

Platform heels, on the other hand, were a necessity for women from as early as the 15th century, especially in Venice. Not only did it elevate their status, but also saved them from the puddles and mud on the streets.

Skin care 

Vitamin E works wonders for healthy skin and a glowing appearance. It can be applied on skin to reduce inflammation and make your skin look younger. Vitamin E oil is quite a powerful antioxidant that is fat-soluble and can help rejuvenate the skin as well as overall body health.

Here are the three most beneficial ways of using vitamin E for your skin:

Vitamin E as moisturizer

Apply vitamin E capsule all over your face, massage gently for 5 minutes. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then clean your face with wet wipes for healthy, moisturized skin.

Vitamin E for dark circle treatment

Apply vitamin E oil daily on your dark circles. Massage for 2-3 minutes. Leave it overnight. Dark circles will be visibly reduced over time.

Vitamin E as lip balm

Take the oil of one vitamin E capsule. Add a few drops of honey. Mix it well and apply it all over your lips. Leave it overnight to get baby soft lips. Bonus: It will also make your lips naturally pink.