“For me, looking good and feeling good is essential,” said Iwan, who hails from Bangor, Gwynedd, but lives in Liverpool.
You know that old punchline ‘Well, I wouldn’t start from here..’?
Sara James from Cardiff also gets beauty treatments regularly.
“At 27 years old I had my first child, so the body starts to go then with the lack of sleep. So then I started getting Botox.
“When you’re used to looking one way, it’s really hard to look in the mirror and see that you don’t look like that.
“I’m quite lucky I got my Botox around mid-March, but when that definitely runs out. Oh my gosh, I’m sure I’ll really start to hate myself then.”
You’ll have company in that. It’s lucky that there’s no-one to validate these vapid fools’ opnion of thems…
The anxiety experienced by individuals is very real, sociologist Dr Sara Louise Wheeler, from Glyndwr University in Wrexham said.
“I can’t imagine how I would feel, if you have fillers, but you can’t have them. I have a lot of sympathy for that,” said Dr Wheeler.
“As the sociologist Michael Bury says in his work Biographical Disruption, we see our lives as a novel, with a narrative, and the future that we envision. And then if something happens that changes that, and we can’t do what we think we need to do to continue as normal, it stops us, and that’s hard.”
A sociologist’s opinion on mental health is like a vet’s opinion on whether my car needs a new catalytic converter. At least the politicians aren’t touching this one with a bargep…
Swansea East MP Carolyn Harris co-chairs the all-party group on beauty, aesthetics and wellbeing at Westminster, and had been vocal on the matter.
“The beauty industry plays a vital role in many people’s lives – it’s not just about looking good – being able to get our beauty or hair treatments done plays a big part in supporting our mental and social wellbeing,” she said.
I give up. Can we switch 2020 off and on again, see if it resets?