The number of people who say they have facial hair is on the rise, according to a survey from facial fitness company Facemash, which found people in their 30s, 40s and 50s are the most likely to have facial piercings.
The survey of more than 8,000 adults aged between 18 and 49 found a majority of respondents said they would consider undergoing a facial tattoo, while the least likely to do so is the 30-year-old and 55-year, with just a fifth of those over 50 and 30-plus saying they would.
Facial hair is still considered a private matter by some, with some opting for tattoos to remove it and others opting for laser surgery to remove facial hair.
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Facemash CEO David Taylor said facial hair was seen as an important part of masculinity and people would be willing to pay to have it removed.
“For many men it is seen as a way to look older and to gain a masculine look,” he said.
“Some people might have a tattoo and be able to go out and buy a lot of men’s grooming products.”
But for a lot more people it’s seen as part of a masculine identity, which is why they have it.
“The research also found the popularity of facial hair had risen since 2010, with the number of respondents saying they had had their facial hair shaved or waxed reaching 25 per cent.
Facepress has also surveyed more than a million people worldwide, with data suggesting facial hair could account for more than half of all people having facial hair in the UK.
Fascinating how many people are going bald, says Dr David Taylor – @facemash https://t.co/rv5WVJtT2Fpic.twitter.com/qZvJ0pz7zc — Facemass (@facemass) February 23, 2019Dr Taylor said there was also a perception that facial hair might be harmful to people’s health.”
The perception is that facial facial hair makes us unhealthy, it causes infections, and it has also been linked to things like depression,” he told ABC News.”
It’s not surprising that people would have concerns about having facial piercers or whether they might be having side effects.
“Fascination with facial hair can also lead to a lot going wrong.
Dr Taylor suggested people with more piercades and more tattoos were more likely to suffer from infections or suffer from a high blood pressure, which can also be linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer.”
If you have more tattoos, you’re going to have a more extreme risk of having scarring,” he explained.”
People with more facial pierces have a lower risk of breast cancer than those with fewer tattoos, so that is an indication that people with facial piercing are less likely to develop breast cancer.
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