As I scrolled through Facebook one Sunday afternoon, I saw someone’s photo that I knew very well and was amazed at the person’s clear skin and slim face. Why was I amazed because I just recently saw the person and her face is not clear nor is she slim. I am not hating here, I am going somewhere with this stay with me. Not too long ago we were fighting the media for selling us the airbrushed images of our favorite stars. We said this gave us a poor image of ourselves because women especially would compare themselves to unrealistically beautiful, thin, airbrushed women. So because we now have the capability to edit and correct our own imperfections, it’s okay?
Medium mag says “apparently, Samsung thinks your face could use some work” and we just went along with it. Now, when we take a “selfie” the Beauty Image app turns on automatically telling us that we are not good enough in our natural image.
Do we not have a problem with this? Obviously not, we keep posting our “selfies” cut off at the neck like we have really lost the weight we needed to lose and cleared up our skin by drinking more water and exercising. Why do we continue in this falsehood?
Pretending makes us feel better…or does it. Do we really feel better when we take our clothes off at night and quickly slide into bed before anyone sees the real us? No we don’t MadameNoire reports “there has been a 25 percent increase over the past year and a half to two years” in plastic surgery. Doctors report people are bringing in their cell phones complaining about how they look on Social Media.
I am not perfect either, I hide behind my clothes, knowing I am not in the best shape, but I decided today that I am starting to exercise again it’s been about 6 weeks since I exercised. It felt good to exercise again. I am working on what needs to be fixed instead of faking it or getting it fixed by a plastic surgeon.
Let’s turn off the Beauty Image app and show the world we are okay with ourselves even in the process of change. Acne, blemishes, wrinkles, chubby cheeks, moles, hair out of place, I have it all but I still love me and I don’t need an app to prove I am good enough to put my photo on Facebook or Twitter. I am good enough #BeautifullyFlawed.
“I’m sorry, but I didn’t realize that it was my wireless provider’s job to fix my face”
Oh you thought the Selfie Brush was fake, nope! LOL and you can buy one here. Just do me a favor turn off the Beauty Face!