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Unrealistic & Unattainable “Perfect Skin” On Social Media

The problem with social media today is that it promotes unrealistic and unattainable (even impossible) “perfect skin” standards:

Glassy – there’s no such thing. You need to apply some sort of reflective layer like cellophane. Who wants that on their faces?

Dewy – it’s a matter of preference: do you want a wet-looking face or matte? What’s wrong with matte?

Poreless – impossible! The skin has pores. Pores tend to enlarge as we age. Hormones and sun exposure play a significant role in making pores appear more prominent.

Simply perfect – even healthy skin is not flawless! 

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What about filters? Filters push a new standard of beauty that is airbrushed and perfect. And that’s not IRL.

The trend around a “clean” makeup look is nothing but misdirection.

It attempts to portray a natural, no-makeup makeup look, which is much harder to pull off. You apply more products to appear natural. 

There is nothing wrong with a few glam shots here and there, as long as we recognize that we got some serious help from cosmetics and photography wonders. I personally prefer glam look. If I’m going to feel glam, I might as well look the part. Feeling and looking glam is fun, so I highly recommend to do this. I love the Glamsquad for hair and make-up and Snappr for finding the right photographer.

There is nothing wrong with a no-makeup makeup look either, as long as we are transparent about using makeup to look natural. No, #wedidnotwakeuplikethat.

There is nothing wrong with doing YOU and how you want to express yourself.

What’s wrong is promoting perfection that does not exist. 

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