Re: boycott makeup?

Natasha Vita-More (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 09:32:12 -0600

At 12:19 PM 2/9/99 +0100, Anders wrote:

>Spike Jones <> writes:
>> natasha, forgive me for plucking just one coment out of a long
>> well written post but this caught my attention. it seems to me
>> if a person is planning to live to be very old, it would be a great
>> idea to take good care of all the organs, including the external
>> one, the skin. keeping the skin mostly covered postpones
>> damage from uv. some types of makeups are powders that
>> are ground into the pores on a regular basis. should not all
>> people avoid it? spike

(Sorry, I didn't see this, Spike.)

Makeup is less a hinderance to hygiene than lack of daily cleaning of the skin. I support the use of makeup and I think it actually protects most skin types. Boycott makeup? No! I love it.

Anders sez:

>Doesn't that depend on what kind of makeup it is? I would guess some
>kinds would actually protect it instead.

Some makeup is full of toxic goo, but the quality brands are harmless.

>(Otherwise, I foresee a great market for transhumanist makeup that not
>only makes you look like you want, but also makes your skin healthier
>- hmm, sounds like today's advertisments)

I'm for makeup that not only smooths the epidermis or cutical layer of skin; aids the collagen and elastic fibers; covers the benign, localized brownish pigment; filters the ultraviolet rays; and protects the inner corium or dermis.

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