Attitudes to skin vary dramatically between the sexes, that’s according to research carried out by Therapie Clinic. While almost all (82 per cent ) of Irish men embrace their natural skin, just over half (54 per cent ) of Irish women take the same approach. A solid third (36 per cent ) of Irish women avail of the ‘odd sunbed or ten’ and one-in-10 say then can’t live without their make-up, sunbeds, and tanning lotions.
In fact, over half of women (52 per cent ) admit they wait for two weeks before letting a new partner see their make-up free skin and almost one quarter (24 per cent ) wait two months. The same proportion (24 per cent ) of women say they will never let their partner see them without make-up at all.
More worryingly, almost a quarter (23 per cent ) of Irish have either experienced a skin health scare from using too many sunbeds, or know someone else who has experienced one.
Thérapie Clinic ambassador and top model, Roz Purcell, says: “Earlier in my career, I used to care so much what people thought of my appearance and was occasionally guilty of masking my natural skin. However the older and wiser I get, the more I realise I would rather be true to myself and my own appearance, than be someone I’m not. Now, when the camera stops rolling, I embrace my natural beauty.”