I was directed to this wonderful advert/promo link and I just couldn't understand why an individual couldbe so negative about themselves
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It's probably because there's such importance placed on looks in our society. It's so closely tied to self-worth and desirability.
We also tend to deconstruct and break up our bodies even more so than guys I think, because each piece contributes or detracts from beauty on the whole and so we try to maximize the good by paying attention to the little details (most of which are under minimal scrutiny on a guy's face) such as eyelashes, eyebrows, eye shape, lips, skin complexion, skin tone, forehead shape, blemishes, softness, nose shape, cheeks, wrinkles, hair quality, etc. All tiny things we pick apart and the beauty industry milks money from by highlighting and coming up with all these ways to make improvements to them. The advent of photoshop and false images in advertising hasn't made it any easier. We end up holding ourselves to standards that don't even exist.
If you think about it, makeup is a mask women put on because they're told their natural face isn't quite good enough without powder and ink to make it look better. So, when these women criticize their facial features, it really doesn't surprise me that they can't see the beauty in their own face. They pick it apart too much and cover it up too much to see it. In fact, it's like they've been conditioned not to see it. Other people looking on her will see the face as a whole, but she will focus on every part of her in which she sees flaws and thus miss the big picture of how nice her features look when they all come together.0