Vox-Netflix’s Explained Season 3 Episode 7 called Your Skin is now out. The 22 minutes episode is narrated by actor Sophie Okonedo who explains to us along with the experts about human skin.
The synopsis for ‘Your Skin’ reads – Don’t panic, but our skin plays host to trillions of bacteria, fungi, mites and other microscopic guests. Go beyond skin-deep with our largest organ.
Explained Season 3 Episode 7 Recap Contains Spoilers
Explained Season 3 Episode 7, ‘Your Skin’ opens with narrator Sophie Okonedo saying, “There’s a reason skin care commercials don’t zoom in that close. If they do, it’s this pristine, animated landscape.” On the screen, we see glimpses of women from various commercials and the animated landscape version of the skin.
Further, Okonedo tells us that a real close-up of the skin can be unsettling even if someone’s skin looks perfect. The actor explains that even perfect skin is a “rough and broken terrain crisscrossed with oily gullies and studded with hairs. And in this strange land, there can be dragons. Scientists believe that these Demodex mites are on the face of every adult human.” Simultaneously, we see shocking reactions of different women who take a close-up look of their skins.
Today’s Explained Season 3 Episode 7 features various skin experts – Physician, Microbiologist, dermatologists. All these experts tell us that skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is a host to various bacterias, fungi and viruses. However, not all of them are harmful, as some play a key role in keeping our skin healthy. The experts talk about the same in detail.
The latest episode also discusses how all skincare companies make big promises with their products and the early soap industry’s fixation with white skin colour. When soaps were first made, their advertising depicted darker skin as dirty. In today’s episode, the creators also highlight K-beauty skincare items.
According to one of the experts, K-beauty products are a success because they include substances that other brands did not use previously. Scientists are still striving to figure out how these ingredients are used in K-beauty products. Green tea, Volcanic Scoria, Snail Mucin, Pig Collagen, Bee Venom, Starfish Extract, and Donkey Milk are some of the components mentioned. Further, they also talk about various brands that still sell fairness products.
Explained Season 3 Episode 7 Recap: Last Word
Explained Season 3 Episode 7 ‘Your Skin’ creators, in my opinion, played it safe while tackling skincare brands, racism, and K-beauty products. I wish they would’ve gone in deep about how skincare products contribute significantly to the spread of racism. Many of their commercials have been upsetting and disrespectful to people of colour. Many celebrities blindly endorse beauty products and make false promises about them without even trying them. When it comes to Korean beauty, many individuals are obsessed with ‘glass, flawless skin.’ In those 22 minutes, the creators explained something we already know.
Explained Season 3 Episode 7 is now streaming on Netflix.