The Beauty Standard


Rhonda Corona

Social media and magazines can have a big impact on a person’s self-image.

Looking in the mirror and seeing yourself can be hard especially for people who wished they fit the beauty standard: clear skin, full lips, small nose, etc. Knowing you aren’t perfect in your own eyes hurts.

Social Media plays a huge role in self-esteem. It creates this persona that you have to be perfect all the time and if you aren’t, you’re not worthy. The media portrays an ideal look for girls which is to be slim and tall. Those who don’t fit into that standard could feel unconfident with who they are. People will try anything to “fit in” with this standard. To most individuals it doesn’t matter how they get there, even if it’s toxic, it only matters that they will get there eventually.

Scrolling through social media, I’ve seen people crying over the fact they will never be perfect because of what is portrayed on the internet. It’s upsetting to see people crying over this, while they look beautiful themselves. Beauty standards are old and outdone, they cause so many insecurities

Even on social media more people are spreading body positivity by using challenges such as showing off your “imperfect” body then showing it as “perfect”. It shows people on social media that not having “the ideal body” is okay. As we progress through the hardships of the internet more and more “body positive” campaigns are being shared, educating people that even if you don’t fit the “beauty standard” you’re still beautiful.