The US spends 38 billion dollars on beauty products and cosmetic alterations each year. Japan spends 25 Billion. In the last decade, there was a 446 percent increase in the number of cosmetic procedures in the U.S., with women undergoing 92 percent of them.
From the beginning of time humans have decorated their bodies for beautification or ritual purposes. At what point did it move from adornment to oppression?

(Historical narrative coming soon)