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Women will spend 72 days of their lifetime doing this one task

It’s a well-worn comedic observation: women just take forever in the bathroom, getting ready.

Maybe that explains why we always see women driving down the highway in morning commuter traffic, still putting on their makeup with their hair in rollers, if only to save themselves an extra 10-15 minutes of sleep.

Why do their beauty regime at home in front of a mirror when you can do the same thing driving at 75 MPH while weaving in and out of traffic?

The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair
The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Maybe it’s because a BEAUTY STUDY DETERMINED HOW MUCH TIME women actually take doing various beauty-related tasks over the course of their lifetime.

The top three WORST things that women do, those things that they absolutely hate doing the most, were:

  • Shaving their legs
  • Styling their hair
  • Plucking their eyebrows

And if you added up all the minutes it takes to do each of these tasks, and then calculate that out over a reasonable amount of lifetime, you find out that women spend a crazy amount of time out of their lives just making themselves look pretty:

  • Shaving legs takes a total of 72 days over the course of a lifetime
  • Hair styling racks up 294 days of ones’ life
  • Eyebrow plucking is a bit more reasonable – just 30 days of your life is spent doing this