Stealing to Be Beautiful?

Looking beautiful does not have to be costly, nor does it have to be risky. Yet many women and teenagers, celebrities included, are caught shoplifting beauty products every day. While some of these shoplifters are taking the risk in order to pick up some makeup or other beauty products without having to pay for them, many of the shoplifters are simply engaging in the thrill.

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Looking beautiful does not have to be costly, nor does it have to be risky. Yet many women and teenagers, celebrities included, are caught shoplifting beauty products every day. While some of these shoplifters are taking the risk in order to pick up some makeup or other beauty products without having to pay for them, many of the shoplifters are simply engaging in the thrill.

There are many extremes that some women will take to look beautiful and remain young, including stealing makeup, lotions, creams, or other beauty regimen items from cosmetic counters or retail stores. However, if women are threatened by aging or simply fearful of not looking beautiful, there are many ways to look your best with inexpensive skin care that doesn’t require stealing expensive and overpriced products.

Buy inexpensive sun block with a SPF of at least 15 and apply it every day to your skin that will be exposed. This includes your face and especially your hands, which are often neglected in sun exposure protection. There are also many items that you can buy that are part of a facial rejuvenation system that do not have to be high end. Just make sure the beauty products you select contain AHA, BHA and Retin A, and you can buy the less expensive versions without worry.

For the women who don’t steal to look beautiful, but rather simply to enjoy the thrill, they are at risk of actually detracting from their beauty. Shoplifting is a prosecutable offense that will inevitably land you in jail and cost you some hefty fines. There is nothing glamorous about spending time in jail and it certainly doesn’t allow you the luxury of pampering yourself the way you could at home.
If you are compelled to shoplift, or know someone else who enjoys stealing, you should consult with a professional for guidance. Usually, there is an underlying reason for the compulsion, such as depression, anger, or as a way of lashing out. The sooner a shoplifter gets help, the quicker they can recover and start managing their emotions through a healthy outlet.

There is nothing beautiful about stealing and there is no way to steal a beautiful you. You don’t need expensive items to remain youthful and look beautiful. You simply need to take care of your skin using simple and inexpensive products. Living a lifestyle that is free of shoplifting can also do wonders for reducing your stress and enhancing your beauty.

Blog written by Susan Evans, MD
Dr. Susan Evans is an internationally acclaimed, health and beauty expert one of Oprah's and Dr. Oz's healthy skin and beauty...