Cosmetic usage as a tool for promoting well-being

Kingsley, Barbara E and Robertson, Julia M (2022) Cosmetic usage as a tool for promoting well-being. In: British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, 28-29 June 2022, Bristol. (Submitted)

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As an extension of prior research, which identified well-being as an important but relatively unrecognised motivator for cosmetic usage (Robertson & Kingsley, 2021), the primary objective of the current research was to investigate the efficacy of cosmetic usage in promoting well-being. Using Thematic Analysis, the responses of 21 women were analysed for content regarding well-being. Four themes emerged: Application versus end-product, Enjoyment, escape and creativity, Self-expression and lastly Self-care. It is concluded that cosmetics play an important role in the support of well-being through self-care and self-expression, both as a process and as an art form in its own right.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords: Cosmetics, Well-Being
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 15:27
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022 15:27

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