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perfect face?  TikTok’s controversial filter destroys self-esteem

perfect face? TikTok’s controversial filter destroys self-esteem

On the Internet, posts involving fashion and beauty reach millions of people around the world. In addition to makeup, the filter enhances features and hides what are considered imperfections. Gradually, users of social networks begin to accept this standard of beauty as an ideal. In this context, women begin to resort to procedures, which leads to questioning the negative effects of excessive technology.

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See Who Shira: A Critique of TikTok Filters

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Using filters on TikTok has become increasingly popular among users of the platform. However, digital influencer Shira Haas, better known as Look Who Shira, has criticized these mechanisms and how they can distort people’s perception of beauty. One post criticizing TikTok’s song “Glow Perfect” has more than 337k likes.

Effect of using filters on social networks on self-esteem

In the video, Shira demonstrated how filters can completely change a person’s appearance, creating an unattainable beauty standard. As a result, the contents end up creating insecurities regarding the personal image. No wonder there is a relentless search for aesthetic procedures that, in addition to being expensive, sometimes pose health risks to the public.

Aesthetic pressure on the Internet has increased the demand for aesthetics

Cosmetic procedures are increasingly popular all over the world, and there are many options available to anyone who wants to change their appearance. Looking in the face, check out the intrusions that have become popular among women, influenced by TikTok’s filter patterns.

  • Botox: Botulinum toxin injections to reduce wrinkles and expression lines.
  • Face filler: Applying hyaluronic acid to fill in areas of the face that have lost volume.
  • Liposuction: Local fat removal by surgery.
  • Rhinoplasty: Plastic surgery to correct the shape of the nose.
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You can get rid of the aesthetic stress of social media

From the abundance of references as the “perfect face” candidate arises insecurities and anxieties regarding the selfie. However, it is possible to release this stress and learn to love yourself every single day. First know that these inaccessible images are created with the commercial purpose of getting everyone to spend their money on products and services. Also understand that you only need to follow those who inspire you in a positive way, without pressure.