Cosmetic Retouching: Skin Deep?
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A truly cosmetic touch-up to remove a pimple or to correct some other temporary “imperfection” seems harmless to many professionals and probably to many readers as well, at least in contexts other than hard news. One could argue that such enhancements make the subject look more like he or she does most of the time, by “correcting” unrepresentative details.