Social media has a big impact on body dysmorphia. Spending more time on screens and using social media is connected to a worrying increase in this disorder, especially among teenagers. Editing apps and filters have made it hard to see reality clearly. Many people, especially women under 30, change their selfies before posting them. This can make them feel unhappy with their real appearance compared to their digitally altered pictures. Platforms like TikTok mostly show attractive faces based on standard ideas of beauty, which can make people compare themselves and feel dissatisfied with how they look. Comparing ourselves to others on social media can make us feel like we’re not good enough. Harmful challenges and trends on social media also make unrealistic beauty standards more common, which leads to more people feeling unhappy with their bodies. To handle the effects of social media on body image, it’s important to use it thoughtfully, be aware of editing tools, and follow accounts that promote positivity and accepting yourself as you are.
Category: Body Image
Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Understanding the Condition, Treatment, and Why Cosmetic Procedures Are Not an Effective Solution
Explore the complexities of body dysmorphia, a mental health condition that can affect anyone, regardless of their perceived physical beauty. Delve into the repetitive behaviors, potential causes, and effective treatment approaches associated with body dysmorphia. Discover why cosmetic procedures are not the solution for individuals with this condition. Join us in raising awareness and supporting those on their journey towards self-acceptance and improved well-being.
VIDEO: The Evolution of the Ideal Body Throughout History: From Prehistoric Era to the ‘Instagram Influencer’
In my latest video, I dive into the intriguing topic of the ideal body and its transformation throughout history. From the ancient era of the Venus of Willendorf to the current era dominated by ‘Instagram influencers,’ the standards of beauty have constantly evolved. Join me on this captivating exploration as we uncover the societal, cultural, and technological influences that have shaped our perception of the ideal body over time. Together, let’s challenge conventional beliefs and celebrate the diversity of body types that have been embraced throughout history. Your body is not defined by passing trends; it is a unique and beautiful reflection of the ever-changing nature of beauty itself.