Dangers of Kardashian/social media model
Everyone knows about the Kardashian family.
If you aren’t too familiar, I’ll catch you up to speed. They are a celebrity family of women of a popular reality show. While they own several businesses, they're mostly known and admired for their “flawless” and “extravagant” over the top looks. Now reading that makes this family sound perfect, wouldn’t you agree? Well although this family may be great at making money, they also aid in providing a false image on how we [society] are to look. Constantly altering their image from their hair, body shape, and skin complexions all to keep up with today’s latest trends. This sends the message that we should actively change the way we look for approval from others. Let me be clear, I'm no blaming them for this. In actuality, there are so many other celebrities that also aid in this skewed ideology as well.
What happened to embracing natural beauty?
What happened to loving the skin you’re in, is that still a thing? It’s so easy to become lost and consumed with celebrity life. There are always pressures to become something you’re not or to fit in. It doesn’t start and end with celebrities. There’s social media and “social media models” that play major parts as well!
To take it even further with social media, there’s the topic of the use of apps to alter your appearances.
There are always pressures to become something you’re not or to fit in. It doesn’t start and end with celebrities.
There are so many apps these days that allow you to manipulate photos in an instant. You can remove facial scars, whiten your teeth, smooth your skin, and even expand your hips if you really wanted to. With all these enablers, you have to wonder when and where will it end? When is it ever going to be enough? These “things” must be seen as red flags to remind you to hold on to reality. Appreciate natural beauty, and to not let social media corrupt your mindset.
I know what you’re thinking, how can I sound so harsh and even a bit judgmental?
Take the time to truly understand what is driving your need to change your features.
Trust me I am in no way judging anyone for anything. If you want to edit a blemish from a picture you took then by all means go for it! It’s your choice after all! But pay attention to your need for editing. Notice the signs where editing goes from very little to excessive retouching.
Be sure to take the time to ensure your decision isn't rooted in the fact that you saw your favorite celebrity, influencer, or whoever doing it.
Take the time to truly understand what is driving your need to change your features. I’ll end on this note: stay true to yourself and your values. Take the time to make sure your reasons for changing all lead back to you and you being truly happy with yourself!