A Brief Look at Skin Cancer and Beauty
Beauty is often defined as an aspect of things, which makes these things pleasant to see. Such things as sunsets, landscapes, humans and other works of art are regarded as beauty. Beauty, along with aesthetic sense and art, is currently the most important topic of aesthetics, among the many branches of modern philosophy. It is argued that beauty has both a mental and physical element. The term beauty therefore refers to something that appeals to the mental imagination of a person.
According to some philosophers, beauty can be found in the details and the natural order of things. Descartes said beauty consists in the contemplation of nature; in particular, of the physical world. Other philosophers, however, argue that beauty depends not on the physical world but on the morality of a person. In their opinion beauty consists only in the absence of defects or ugliness, and the appreciation of beauty consists in looking for the good in all things, including oneself. It is possible to find beauty in the skin, the body or the environment regardless of the degree of our personal hygiene.
Our skin, the largest organ of the body, is considered the most beautiful of all organs because it is a part of our body which is exposed to the outside world and is most easily noticeable. For this reason, skin cancer is on the rise today. We all want to look young forever and so people are looking for ways to stay young on the outside and healthy on the inside. Some use cosmetics to keep their skin young but others take more drastic measures such as going under the knife. Scientists are still trying to find a cure for skin cancer and beauty products are no exception, with new compounds being introduced all the time. However, it seems that even with new compounds and procedures we cannot always prevent a skin cancer or age spots from forming on our skin.