Thursday, May 7, 2009

Is skin care business against God?

Hi. I want to start a skin care business but I am wondering if this is an ethical industry. I want to know what God fearing people think. Is it wrong to sell skin care products that help people change the way they are? Is it wrong to make money off peoples insecurities? Is it wrong to to sell things like anti-aging products and skin creams that treat things like wrinkles, age spots, etc.?

Is skin care business against God?
anythng that does good to ur skin, health, body... watsoever pleases the creator... the bibles teaches us how to take care of the REAL temple of the holy spirit--- thats our physical aspect...
Reply:What the Hell? Whatever would a deity have to do with skin care? Just think.
Reply:het u r not changing people. u r just helping them be how god actually made them, soft and pretty. ever seen a new born , thats how god made us. we ruin our skin and then need things to make us look like we were a few years ago. aren't serious???!!!!
Reply:No. It is perfectly OK to do that.
Reply:I think it is ok to sell skin care products. God wants us to take care of ourselves.
Reply:Why would skin care go against God? Didn't he tell us to protect our bodies?
Reply:Is it against God? I have not read anything that would make me think so.

Is it moral? Some people think it is not moral. The morality of it should be your concern. Not if some god likes it.
Reply:It sounds like you have reservations about this. pray and let Him guide you in your decision. But if you don't feel peace then don't do it.
Reply:Honey we can give you all the things we believe, and I know this isn't why you asked the question, but the only one who can know what God truly desires of you, is God. So even though you weren't looking for this answer, it should be the first thing on your mind :). Everyone here have different beliefs, but God's word means only one thing to everyone. So the only way you will find the answer is to search for it. :)
Reply:Yes. It's ebil! Ebil I tell ya. You goin ta' hell if yas use 'dat ebil debil makeup.

- Jim Baker to Tammy
Reply:It ok with God, you are not hurting anyone.
Reply:I see absolutely nothing wrong with it. I think it is a great thing to do.
Reply:God fearing people are stupid, and you don't want their business anyway. And no, it's not wrong. Skin care is a multi-billion dollar industry. People want the products whether you're the one selling it to them or not. Might as well make your bucks.
Reply:You've gotta be kidding......right?
Reply:I don't think that God would be upset with you for trying to help people with their physical appearances and insecurities. You're not changing who anyone is by doing this.
Reply:I'm happy that you have a tender conscience! They're hard to find in this world! As for whether it's wrong, I don't think so. God bless!
Reply:God is not the one that causes the aging in the first's sin that causes I would say that you are safe as far as God is concerned.
Reply:gee, is it wrong to sell prosthetic limbs? doesn't God WANT them to be limbless? and Alcholics Anonymous, who do they think they are? God WANTS those drunks to continue to languish in their own vomit.

reminds me of the joke about the guy on his roof in a flood; he turns down a rescue from a rowboat, then later a helicopter, telling his would be rescuers that he has faith and God will save him. When his eventual drowning occurs and he finds himself in Heaven, he rails at God for failing him, to which God replies "Whadaya want? I sent you a boat and a helicopter"
Reply:I don't recall there be anything saying "Though shall not look good"

Clearly people of faith disagree on many things. But few women of faith feel that a facial and manicure will send them to hell!

I think the real question for you is "Will I feel good about myself helping others to look their best?" If the answer is yes, Go for it! If you have reservations about this being a good use of your talents, you may want to do something else.
Reply:If you do this in the spirit of health care (like doctors, pharmacologists) and have the necessary official license, and also follow necessary ethics, then I see no reason, why it should be wrong.
Reply:You'd be helping people feel better about themselves. That in turn helps them to do better in their lives. What's wrong with that? It's not preying upon unhappy people. I doubt God cares about what kind of face cream anyone uses. He's got bigger fish to fry and you are making an issue out of something that isn't.
Reply:I think it would be okay, it's not like your doing plastic surgery on them.
Reply:The Weak and the Strong

1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.

2 One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.

3 The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him.

4 Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

5 One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

6 He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.

7 For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone.

8 If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

10 You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.

11 It is written:

"'As surely as I live,' says the Lord,

'every knee will bow before me;

every tongue will confess to God.'"[1][[11] Isaiah 45:23]

12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way.

14 As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food[2][[14] Or that nothing] is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean.

15 If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother for whom Christ died.

16 Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil.

17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,

18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.

19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.

21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.

22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves.

23 But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.
Reply:i don't know
Reply:According to God, our bodies are our temples, and we should treat them as such. Selling skin care products is simply helping people take care of their temples. It's up to the person buying the products not to take it too far into obsession.
Reply:It's not wrong to sell something to people that will help them.

It depends on how you sell it to them, some salespeople will lie or stretch the truth to get someone to buy their products so they can make as much money as they can.
Reply:Go for it.
Reply:Whoa!! I think you are looking way too far into things. I know where you're coming from as far as vanity goes but I don't think selling skin products is wrong. We are supposed to respect our bodies...sooooo go for it ;)
Reply:In Islam, this has the secondary importance and has no reason to discuss if it made of good ingredients such as no animal fat etc.

If these products have good, indisputable ingredietns there is no harm in using that but as I said this matter is of secondary importance.

Allah the Almighty says; we have made the human in his best suited shape.

If we are already good in shape then why should we thnik of these artificial things. The best thing is to worship Allah the Almighty with the core of heart, this will give us beauty of face and heart even.

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