BEAUTY COMES WITH A PRICE

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 When you look around, walking down the streets, peek into beauty parlors or flip through women’s magazines, you usually see this computer modified flawless beauty of a model plastered next to a skin product that is advertised as the tool needed for perfection to attract your desired mate.

 

Well, all of these products have a mass of chemicals that will, if anything, temporarily help you with the most commonly sought after solution, for those wrinkles. As human beings, we are bound to age and with age, our skin loses its elasticity, it will happen but we try fighting it tooth and nail, especially women.

 For men, wrinkles are more acceptable by society; they are perceived as a sign of ruggedness or wisdom of some sort. On the other hand, society does not necessarily accept the same perception of women who have wrinkles.

 

Thus, many women strive to reach this image of flawless beauty that is portrayed on advertisements and go to extremes using injections such as Botox, face-lift surgery, or spend thousands of dollars on different creams that are said to revitalize and give back your youth, which we all know is not true but we have a mass of false hope regardless.

 If you’re looking to go a more natural way in terms of revitalizing your skin, protect it in the first place. That is, use sunscreen.

 

A recent study in Australia showed that adults who used sunscreen more frequently showed less increased wrinkling over a four-and-a-half year period then those who slathered on that sunscreen less often.

 We do live in a very vain and superficial world, thus, try taking precaution in a more natural and less drastic way that going straight for the thousand dollar cream or surgery. Also, eat healthy; grab those nutrients from fruits, veggies and whole grains, not from potato chips, diet soda and pastries.

 

I understand if you really feel you have no option but beauty is based off of an opinion, it is not a fact that one individual may be more beautiful than another.

 Beauty, especially for women, should not be the  primary goal, rather health and wellness should be the main priority.



About the author

maria-esterra

Brooklyn-based Margaret Skowronska is a St. Francis College Communications and Business graduate with an intense curiosity that fuels her drive. She strongly follows the inspirational words of Norman V. Peale, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

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