The Internet Affects Your Health and Beauty More Than You Think

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The Google search bar is most peoples’ go-to for finding the best airfare or looking up movie times, but nowadays, it’s becoming the best research tool for finding information on their health and beauty too.

When you have a weird bump on your skin, a cough that just won’t quit or are looking for the best concealer to hide under eye circles, the easiest place to find answers is on your computer. Search engines let you type in just about any beauty problem, ailment or medical query, and instantly gives you thousands of answers to your questions. According to a new Pew Internet Product survey, more and more people are getting their health information online—about 80 percent in fact, with 86 percent of women online searching for all things health-related with a high interest in certain treatments and procedures. For breast implants to liposuction, women want the facts and are going online to find them.

Social media has also had a huge impact on women’s beauty habits and buying. Today when a consumer wants to learn more about a product or procedure they are considering, they are most influenced by advice from friends or other consumers online that have had experience with the product or procedure. This is why we see Facebook fan pages for everything from mascara to plastic surgery offices.

Using the web to start your exploration is a great way to get initial research done for various procedures or to search for product reviews and even doctors, but women, and especially potential patients should know that not all the information found on the web is accurate. If you are interested in a treatment or procedure, check out the Advanced Treatments section of NewBeauty.com, where you can see before and afters, read real women’s reviews and get advice from the world’s most qualified and experienced doctors who are board-certified in their specialties. 

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