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By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted January 04, 2012 at 19:31:12 in reply to Comment 72689

Thanks for the comment, Undustrial, you always have an interesting take on things. I do agree with your point about class-based aesthetics (and hey- on that note, did you all read about the plastic surgery coverage for one hospital CEO?).

I think there are some aspects of personal grooming, though, that move out of aesthetics and while not coming under hygiene or sanitation definitely come under the category of personal comfort/discomfort to the point where they can interfere with daily life and functioning. I think that a lot of skin complaints which can affect outward appearance also fall under this category, and concern about them is not a superficial thing or an artificial construct. I think that anyone who has suffered from very dry, cracked skin (preventable with store-bought lotions designed to combat it), for example, would attest to this.

Comment edited by Michelle Martin on 2012-01-04 19:51:38

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