Bhutanese use condoms for facials and weaving
Want to remove dark circles under the eyes? Use condoms. This is what more and more Bhutanese women are doing these days. They use condom lubricants for facials and also for weaving purposes.
Karma Dem, who runs a chemist shop here, said women come to her to buy condoms. â€œThey say condoms help remove dark circles under the eyes and even marks on the faces of pregnant women.â€ Another pharmacy owner Jharna said: â€œThe women say condoms help improve dry skin and cracks. There is a slight increase in women consumers, maybe because of what they claim to be the cosmetic benefits of the lubricants.â€
But doctors arenâ€™t impressed and dismissed the idea. Dermatologist Pema Rinzin said the so-called benefit of condoms was a myth. â€œThereâ€™s nothing in there that will improve skin condition. It doesnâ€™t make sense. The lubricants used in condoms are just common lubricants. If they did have cosmetic benefits, they would be marketed as such,â€ Rinzin said.