this photo has no FaceTune, nothing done to it except a filter and sharpened. While this may not seem like a big deal to you, up until about February 2014, posting a photo of my whole face was something I’d rarely do, I’d post half a face full of editing and shit lighting so you couldn’t actually see my face. It took me SO many attempts to get an acceptable one. I slowly got out of that and posted more full face photos.
A few months ago I’d FaceTune the fuck out of my photos, smooth my face, cover my spots, make my face thinner and it’s perfectly okay to do that if it makes you feel better.
I’ve always been insecure about myself, mainly due to the fact magazines put out unrealistic standards for a human and I believed I should look like that, and most people believe that.
But one day I realised that by editing my face, making my face look “flawless” I was contributing to that unrealistic shit magazines do.
So while this isn’t a big deal, I figured I’d post a photo with no editing, except a filter, to remind people that it’s absolutely okay to have spots and blemishes and uneven skin tone. Because whilst you may not see it, all these girls and boys in magazines and all over the Internet have the except same problem, they have insecurities. The magazines are full of fake bullshit.
I still have a long way to go till I’m happy with myself, I want a sharper jawline and a clearer face. But that’s not the point of this. The point of this is to point out that just because you have spots and stuff, you’re not unloveable or whatever and you don’t need to hide yourself.
Men definitely suffer with self-esteem issues just as much as women do, every person has this ‘ideal’ look to them, magazines, celebrities – It’s everywhere, these photoshopped selfies, everything on the internet is fake, the person someone wants to be.
Also, a side note: I’m sick of this ‘if you don’t love yourself how do you expect anybody else to’ quote shit, because it’s putting out the idea that you’re not lovable when it’s bullshit.
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