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MEN'S FOLIO Malaysia|February 2021
We dig deeper on what holistic skincare actually means.
Nawaf Rahman

For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, skincare was meant to cleanse not just our bodies, but our souls as well. That was when the term holistic skincare came into the picture. In the course of becoming a top-shelf status symbols, the term has splintered into nuanced, sometimes bewildering, factions. Brands started throwing around words like “natural,” “organic,” and “clean”, but what do they actually mean? According to MerriamWebster, holistic in healthcare and medicine means “relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, dissection into parts (i.e., holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body).”

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