Filters and Photoshop, or How to Lose Sight of Reality and Proportions

Even though some Photoshop edits and masks used by famous (and not-so-famous) people make us laugh because they look so fake and silly, the real story behind this trend that is here to stay is not so funny.

Millions of people hide their real faces or bodies behind layers of software that make them look like humans because they don't want to be judged for being overweight, having wrinkles, or not being in shape. This is because social networks are too public, and there are strict rules about how you should look. They don't come from Earth.

Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental illness in which you can't stop thinking about one or more flaws in your look, even if they seem small or aren't noticeable to other people. This makes us feel ashamed, scared, and worried to the point where we avoid many social situations or lose sight of what's happening.

Images Source - r/Instagramreality

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