When people think about the concept of makeup, nail polish, and botox, they often believe that these are inventions of the modern world. This is because many people in the modern world believe that older generations and formulations of civilization were too primitive to understand this concept but that is not at all true. As a matter of fact, humanity has a deep history with these types of things.
For over 5,000 years, human beings have been using nail polish for their nails. Nail polish finds it’s origins in China right around 3000 B.C, which stands for Before Christ. The common ingredients used to make this form of nail polish include beeswax, egg whites, and gelatin. Ancient Egyptians used nail polish to signify class rankings: lower classes wore nude and lighter colors, while the upper class used red colors.
Just because there are people now that care about their well being and how they take care of their bodies, older forms of civilizations did this too. It is just noted now that there are more and more people interested in taking care of themselves than ever before. According to an International Spa Association Spa Industry Study conducted in 2016 in the United States, nearly 179 million people visited spas across the United States. This high number of people managed to generate an estimated $163 billion in revenue.
A very popular form of surgery that is non-invasive is the very famous botox. Most people think of botox and imagine jokes being made about people who cannot move their faces but they are wrong about this surgery. Botox has managed to become the most popular surgery for many people.
There are more young people that are booking botox treatments than ever before and they are actually setting record numbers. Between the years of 2011 and 201, there was a 41% increase in Botox treatments amongst people between the ages of 19 and 34. The most expensive nail polish of all time, Black Diamond King, contained 267 carats of black diamonds and cost $250,000.
Right now, millennials take 55% more selfies as opposed to the 24% for Generation X people and 9% for people in the Baby Boomers generation. In the lifetime of the average Millennial, there will be nearly 25,000 selfies taken. So this is one reason for why there are a lot of young people getting botox. Millennials are perceived to be a generation that cares about their looks more than other generations.
About 82% of Botox patients reported seeing improvements within one week of treatment, compared to just 9% who received a placebo. American Massage Therapy Association has revealed that 41% of American adults who had a massage in the past five years reported they sought it for pain relief.
As the years go on, plenty of data and statistics will point to the idea that Botox is going to become more and more popular. Trends are more than likely going to be passed down to younger generations especially if their parents practice these types of activities.