Women spend an average £258 a year on cosmetics but only £161 … – The Sun

WOMEN spend an average of £258 a year on cosmetics and hair products but only £161 on health check-ups.

The bill for looking good is £10billion a year as they spend £95.94 on make-up and £162.52 on their tresses, a survey found.

Women spend £10billion a year in total on cosmetics, with £95.94 on make-up and £162.52 on their tresses

Women spend £10billion a year in total on cosmetics, with £95.94 on make-up and £162.52 on their tresses

Men spend half that amount on hair care at £85.99 each a year.

One in five people in the poll by Oasis Dental Care said their primary motivation for using a gym was looking good rather than being healthy.

More than half said they would put up with a permanent pain like a sore hip in exchange for a perfect physique.

Women are spending significantly less on health check-ups

Women are spending significantly less on health check-ups


And two thirds had worn something that caused them pain just because it looked good.

More than 80 per cent have ignored a physical ailment in the hope it would just get better on its own.

More than a third said they did not visit their dentist once a year, with men and women only spending £124.36 each on dental treatments.

More than 80 per cent surveyed have ignored a physical ailment in the hope it would just get better on its own

More than 80 per cent surveyed have ignored a physical ailment in the hope it would just get better on its own

More than a third said they did not visit their dentist once a year

More than a third said they did not visit their dentist once a year

And twice as many dodge the optician. Eddie Coyle, of Oasis Dental Care, said: “While 60 per cent of people said they believe it’s more important to feel healthy than look good, they also told us they’d be more likely to spend their last £30 on new clothes than a dental check-up.

“This suggests we love our looks more than we love our health.

“Hopefully our research will get people thinking about what’s really important in life.

“It’s difficult to look your best if you are not feeling your best.”