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Global Studies - Major causes of stress

Why try to look good?

Reasons for trying to look good and time spent on personal grooming

What are the major (as opposed to minor) reasons that motivate people to try to look their best? The top three motivations given across 22-countries are:

  • feel good about themselves
  • make a good impression on people they meet for the first time
  • set a good example for their children

 The study also shows:

  • Italians, Argentinians and Americans spend most time on personal grooming each week
  • Top 3 motivations change with age


Use the form below to access our free, 104-slide deck of charts, giving the full international and individual country findings - including the differences between genders and age groups.