The Influence Of Beauty In The Mirror

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For those interested in improving their social status, wanting confidence, and desire to have that beautiful Barbie body should STOP! Say ‘goodbye’ to that thought, and say ‘hello’ to that beautiful person standing in the mirror staring back at thyself. Being perfect is the pressure that is forced upon women, teens, preteens, and even young girls. Society’s standards are too high for girls, and that pressure is forced onto them to become someone they’re not, rather than to be happy. Appearance is what most females spend hours in the mirror perfecting, but every minute spent in that mirror lowers their self-esteem. “Ninety percent of pre-teens are unhappy with their bodies and have taken a dangerous path into losing weight. Half of that …show more content…
Seeing older women participating in these life threatening actions sets a horrible example for younger girls. Through a “test in 2006, young girls were asked about how they feel in their bodies; forty percent of these girls’ ages six to ten wish they were thinner and have started dieting. As a result, one out of those ten girls will end up having an eating disorder by the time she reaches high school” (Dr. Sheri Findlay). ‘Perfection’ is unhealthy for developing girls, and studies show that the influence of media has an enormous effect on the physical appearance of a girl. Television shows and magazine advertisements, along with television commercials, all send a message to the brains of gullible females telling them that to be ‘perfect’ is only by being something one is not and that buying their phony merchandise is the only way of succeeding. Most mature women don’t buy into those false advertisements; however, what catches the younger generation is not what is being produced, but WHO is producing it. “Models, celebrities, or flawless women: they are what we consider ‘perfect’” (Girls Health 2014). …show more content…
A female’s conscience can simply be uplifted in a positive way. Instead of focusing on the approval of one’s physical features by people on social media accounts, women, teens, and even young girls should tell themselves and others that they are beautiful or leave a simple note for the individual to read every time she looks into the mirror or steps on a scale. There are many ways an individual can slowly build not only her self-esteem but the others that linger around will take that positive energy and reflect off of that, making the power of confidence more important than

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