Throughout history, beauty was more so known as someone with the physical appearance that was pleasant to the eye. Although beauty varies from different cultures and area, people that are younger, with average looking symmetrical features, well proportioned bodies, and some combination of inner beauty, and relatively young, are considered beautiful. The more average your features are to society the more attractive you are. Charles Darwin’s cousin, Francis Galton was the first to notice this when he overlaid images of vegetarians and criminals to see if there were typical facial appearances for each. When doing this he noticed that the overlaid faces was more attractive then the original photos.
Western beliefs of beauty can date back to 570 B.C. when the Pythagorean school saw a strong connection between mathematics and beauty, people with proportions closer to the golden ratio deems more attractive then ones that are further from the ratio. People with ideal characteristics are known as classical beauties.
Eastern ideals date back to 1 B.C. with Yang Yuhuan, favored concubine of emperor Xuanzong. Known for a plump but fit body, adept at vigorous whirling dance of the nomads. While as Yan to Zhao Feiyan wife of emperor Chengdi, was said that she was so slim that she could dance on the palm of a hand. Although beauty changes with the time there are 10 main aspects for a beautiful women in ancient China days; black lustrous hair, hair loosely coiled on head to give appearance in height, finely shaped black eyebrows. Large expressive eyes, red lips and white teeth( also an indicator of health, graceful fingers and arms, slender waist and fair skin, tiny feet and a light elegant gait, dress accordingly, and a fragrant body.
With different views of beauty, there are many different ways to try to achieve the ideal. Iran known as the “nose job capitol” last year alone had almost 60,000 nose job procedures, many of those patients although nothing have happened to them that they would be in need of a rhinoplasy, but in reality they are doing it for the status and to past their time. Some people blame it on the Islamic dress code that women keep their hair and bodies covered, causing the emphasis on their faces. Rising concerns of facial disfigurement resulting from operations not carried out by a qualified surgeons. There are just 115 certified plastic surgeons in Iran, but the increasing demands led at least ten times the number to enter the field, such as doctors from ear, nose, and throat.
Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, and many other Asian countries in that area are fond of the fair skin and would go through drastic measures to achieve it. About 4 out of every 10 women are using whiting cream. While most of these whitening creams are safe, many doctors and government officials are reporting harmful consequences of this trend. Involving the use of large, harmful amounts; and the illegally produced products that include powerful bleaching...