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What are Beauty Marks, and Do They Have a Deeper Meaning?

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Everyone loves beauty marks, but do you know there are cultures that allow only married women have these marks? Read on to find out more. 

What are Beauty Marks? 

A beauty spot or a beauty mark refers to a euphemism for a dark mark on the face named due to it being anattractive feature. As seen medically, beauty marks are compound variants of pigment – essentially moles or birthmarks. There are moles that can be found on other parts of the body too. These parts could be on the chest, neck, or shoulders. At various points in time, there are beauty marks done by a variety of people that have been a fashion form. 

Different people have had beauty marks, and they have been seen on famous people of beauty, such as Marilyn Monroe.  

Beauty marks done artificially became quite fashionable in the middle of the 16th-century. Fashion then persisted and increased into the 18th-century. At that point, that was when fashion spread to the Spanish Empire and Spain.  

Artificial beauty marks were generallycreated using velvet or silk. It was used on the face as a makeup firm. Thesewere also kept in patch boxes or what was known as boîte à mouches in French. These were usually fancy shapes that looked likestars or hearts. These patches could hide scars from smallpox disappear or keep them hidden apart from their decorative value. 

Do Beauty Marks Have a Deeper Meaning?

Some cultures, such as in India, assignthe presence of a beauty mark on the face of a woman to tell everyone aroundher that she is married. But these beauty marks are those done artificially, like stars or hearts. These patches could hide scars from smallpox disappear or keep them hidden apart from their decorative value.  Some people love to put the artificial ones on like to put them on parts of their bodies that they feel would enhance their bodies. 

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