Beauty standards; it's a huge elephant in any room! it's constantly present anywhere you go, whether it be on the train, at your grocery store, cinema, dinner date, or even in the back of the minds of people who you first meet, but the main source of beauty standards is through our own societies high standards/opinions.
Throughout the years we've put impactful pressure on ourselves to look the part, allowing it to manifest in our careers, friendships, intimate relationships and even through the standards of others, as a society we have to stop caring and comparing ourselves to others, because they will never be in your shoes and you will never be in theirs the same way they have!...don't allow yourself to become self-critical and questionable! as in most cases, it only leads to depression and bad habits!...what happened to loving ourselves without any standards?...as knowing who we are and being free of what others think is the new beauty!
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes! what may be beautiful to you may be ugly to someone else, but having an open heart and mind is what makes you see beauty in all things. a tip to finding self-love and acceptance would be gazing into a mirror for hours, reminding yourself only of the positive things about your personality and facial features. if you do this every day before you hit the outside world of 'beauty standards' eg, on the train, at a bar, or via the media, am sure the so called beauty standards won't be able to bring your newly gained inner self-confidence down!
Below are a few pics of women who've changed and impacted beauty standards or has made it controversial for the better, take a peek!
- Susan Boyle
- Karolina Kurkova
- Ruslana Korshunova
- Edie Sedgwick
- Cara Delevingne
- Alexa Chung
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