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Women spend more on looks than health

An average woman spends more money on cosmetics than on gym membership or vitamins, statistics have revealed. The average bill for hair products, make-up and fake tan in a bid to look young is $540 while just $360 is spent on healthcare.

entertainment Updated: Jan 30, 2011 13:57 IST

An average woman spends more money on cosmetics than on gym membership or vitamins, statistics have revealed. The average bill for hair products, make-up and fake tan in a bid to look young is $540 while just $360 is spent on healthcare, reports express.co.uk.



The statistics emerged in a study of 3,000 women from age 18 to 65 quizzed on attitudes when faced with choosing between image or health. Nearly 19 percent admitted to crash-dieting and one in 20 have resorted to laxatives to squeeze into tight-fitting fashions. A worrying three percent admitted to taking up smoking to shed a few pounds and 14 percent have turned to diet pills. Four percent said they had suffered an eating disorder to look their best for a night out.



MakeupA spokesman for the health group behind the survey, Benenden Healthcare Society, said: "There's a real danger that British women are becoming too focused on what they look like and forgetting to look after their inner health."