Although Looksorn (surname withheld) realises that ageing is inevitable, he is committed to doing whatever it takes to preserve his youthful looks for as long as possible. He went to see a dermatologist for the first time back when he had just entered secondary school and was plagued by acne. Ever since then he has made great efforts to keep his skin looking fresh and healthy, consulting beauticians and investing in high-quality imported cosmetic products, mostly collagen-based.
He told Life he once paid 50,000 baht for an intensive facial treatment to rejuvenate his skin.
"I simply want to look young. Who doesn't? I think, being attractive is a boon for people," was the candid response from Looksorn, 36, an openly gay man. "Good-looking students are more popular with their peer group and teachers. Attractive applicants have a better chance of getting the job. Concern about one's appearance is quite normal these days."
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