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According to a May 2017 survey of American consumers, 41 percent of Americans between the ages of 30 and 59 years wear makeup on a daily basis, and 25 percent wear makeup several times per week. It is not surprising that a large number of people wear makeup. Physical benefits include being able to minimize skin imperfections and enhance facial features. Psychological benefits include that makeup makes the wearer feel more attractive and it can also be a fun outlet for self expression.
Physical benefits of wearing makeup include hiding imperfections and accentuating other features. Certain makeup productions such as concealer and foundation help minimize skin imperfections. Concealer is used to lighten and minimize smaller sections that a person wants to minimize. For example, concealer can be used under a person’s eyes to make dark circles less visible. It could be used on scars and blemishes to lighten them, too. Foundation is made in many different skin colors so a person is usually able to find one that matches their skin color. The foundation is usually applied after the concealer to create a smooth base that evens out a person’s complexion before adding on makeup with color. Other types of makeup accentuate a person’s features. For example, eye liner and mascara are used to make a person’s eyes stand out. Adding lipstick to a person’s lips or blush to their cheeks creates a more youthful look.
Wearing makeup also has psychological benefits for the wearer who can be more confident, act smarter, and use makeup as a form of self expression. People who wear makeup report feeling more confident. For example, in an article called, “Can Wearing Makeup Boost Cognition as Well As Confidence,” scientific studies conducted by Harvard and the University of Chieti, Italy showed that makeup “can give wearers a confidence boost by making them feel more physically attractive, increasing feelings of self-esteem, attitude, and personality.” In addition to feeling more attractive and better about themselves, the article goes on to explain that wearers can also experience boosts in their cognitive abilities, or skills that require the use of your brain. People can also use makeup as a creative outlet and way of self-expression. For example, in the Business Insider article, “6 Ways Makeup Can Actually Improve Your Mental Health,” a eating disorder therapist and body image expert describes how some of her clients use makeup as a form of self expression that also makes the wearer feel good, “By cultivating different looks, blending, mixing, and experimenting, you can practice creativity and art, which are often much-needed and encouraged past-times for those struggling with mental health.”
In conclusion, wearing makeup has physical and psychological benefits. It even, surprisingly, has benefits to a person’s cognitive abilities. What’s your opinion about makeup?
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