Facetune is Damaging our Self-Image

Using apps to change your reflection

I’m as guilty as the next person, I’ve used them, lots of times, it’s hard not to.  Those apps that remove every line, every blemish, every scar… but to what extent do we become someone we’re not?  We can’t stay 20, we can’t just never get crows feet, or laugh lines, we age, we all do, why has it become a trend to hide it?

I’ve lived life, and it shows.  Why am I reluctant to let that be known?  I’m in my very late 40’s haha, why am I hesitant to admit that or to let it be known?

Here’s why… the social media society that we now live in is a “perfect world.”  I dare say there are probably less than 50%, much less, of people who are real… everyone and everything is photoshopped.  I think that’s ok, occasionally, but the problem is, who are we in person?

You don’t get to carry around an app that changes you.  And why would you want to?  Of course, there are always imperfections we wish we didn’t have, but everyone has them… to be honest, I think it’s what makes us unique and beautiful.

When I see a photo on Instagram for instance, and it’s obvious it hasn’t been touched up, or at least not too much,  I find I’m always thinking, “She’s so cute, her little nose is turned up, or her eyes have beautiful lines cause her smile is so big, but she’s so cute.”

And the reason I think this is cause it’s really her, and she is cute, she is beautiful.  When I look at a photo of someone that is obviously photoshopped, all I think is, “Wow, that lady is really beautiful, but she’s hiding it, cause she thinks she’s not beautiful enough.”

Your reflection is not an imperfection

“Have you ever looked in the mirror at your own reflection, seeing only your flaws, no beauty, just imperfection.  Searching for the latest app to take care of each blemish, but look again, what do you see after your finished?  You are still you, no app can change that, at least not so far…so adjust you’re focal point, don’t be fake, be the beautiful person that you truly are…” –Amy Lopez

I hope starting today we can all learn to be more authentic… we are all beautiful and unique in our own way, stop being afraid to be who you are.

Look for great lighting, not an app to cover up the real you 🙂

Peace & Love

Cause I’m not there yet, but perhaps, Soon Enuff…

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About Author

Amy Lopez

Photography and writing stir my soul. For me, the two go hand in hand. The majority of my poems have begun with me going out in nature and taking photos. When I’m editing those photos I start to think about how I felt taking them, what meaning they have to me, and the words start to flow. I am a Professional Life Coach with certifications in Therapeutic Art, Happiness, Shamanic Life, and I’m also a certified Relationship Workshop Facilitator. I love helping people. I’m also a published author. My first poetry book, Soon Enuff, was released last summer. I’m a nature freak, yogi, and mother to 5 beautiful grown kids. I spend my free time outdoors as much as possible.

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