How does social media affect beauty standards?
In particular, men and women have found themselves battling identity issues due to the unrealistic beauty standards set by what they see on social media. Many have developed serious mental heath issues, identity issues and even body dysmorphia trying to emulate the beauty standards that are simply unattainable.
Where do beauty standards come from?
It all began 2,400 years ago in Greece and Rome, when the West’s standards of beauty were set. “But the Greeks knew that there was more to a person than just a face,” says Dr. Dietrich von Bothmer, chairman of the Greek and Roman department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
What is unrealistic beauty standards?
Unrealistic beauty standards are a plague to today’s society. Women look around and see expectations of what to look like everywhere around them. This can lead to mental health issues and other issues. It can also cause women to try to change themselves to fit society’s image.
What makes a girl’s face attractive?
Because we know that real beauty is on the inside. The contrast between skin and eye/lip colors can affect attractiveness. A woman’s face is perceived as more feminine and young if her eyes and lips are highlighted. Faces with a straight nose look more symmetrical, thus they are perceived to be more attractive.