Whew! It’s been a long time since I’ve written a Beautynomic article, but okay, my creative juices are starting to bug me again to write something of this nature, and voila! this article. =)
Since it’s nearing summer in the Northern Hemisphere, I’d like to discuss the beautynomic (beauty and economic ) importance of wearing sunscreen.
Okay, so what exactly is economies of scale? According to Economics for International Students, it is defined as,
“Economies of scale occur when long-run average costs are falling as output is increasing. There are different causes of economies of scale. “
Okay, now, let’s associate economic terms with beauty terms here. Long Run Average Costs in Economics term, is the running cost per unit per item , and in the beauty world, I am choosing to associate it with daily expenses, in the name of beauty, namely having dermatological treatments, cosmetic surgery, or buying more skin products.
Output, as an economic term, means the product itself. I am choosing to beautynomically associate it with age in this article. So basically, in economic term, the cost of one unit of good becomes cheaper in the long run ( as time progresses ). My statement for this Beautynomics article is that, as we age, our expenses for dermatological procedures, and any expenses related with beauty will be significantly lower, thanks to sunscreen.
Why would I say that? It’s because when we age, it is undeniable that we will start to get age spots and wrinkles. Using sunscreen, in its own way, would help prevent premature wrinkles forming, and sun damage to occur, as far as the effects from the sun are concerned. Yes, the sun, or even the environment that we are in, affects our skin significantly. Heck, even the radiation from the PC screen is a potential wrinkle former! *Wahh!!*
With premature wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, or even melanoma , of course we’re alarmed with these problems that we get to indulge in treatments or products to repair, which, in my opinion, are more expensive, than buying at an earlier age products that would prevent it. Cliche as it may sound, prevention is truly easier than finding a cure for it. The costs associated with curing sun damage is more expensive than preventing sun damage by just simply…buying sunscreen! With sunscreen, you’d be saving alot, thus, will experience economies of scale as you age – the budget that you’d be alotting for your beauty expenses could even take you to Europe instead!
I know it’s some “but I’m too lazy to wear sunscreen today” thought that some people would have, and I sure thought of that last year. But looking at my age right now, further makes me realize that the clock is ticking, and I don’t want to come to a point when I face myself in the mirror and see my damaged skin before me. That would be totally heartbreaking!
So, I encourage everyone to wear sunscreen – it’s simply to keep ourselves youthful and protected against the potential harmful effects of the sun and the environment that we are in.
And oh, I’d like to share something with you. It was said by my best bud when we were in the beach. She was talking to one of my friends who didn’t like wearing sunscreen. This was the statement that alarmed me and struck me , “Hey, why aren’t you wearing sunscreen? I don’t know, but you won’t be seeing the wrinkles until you age, and it sure won’t be pretty, I assure you.” Yikes.
Tata for now!
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