How the Media Affects the Perception of Beauty

So, today beauty is defined by the skinny or boney legs, the explosive makeup or the six-pack.

Media does not only corrupt the way you look in the mirror, but it depresses you. Media defines things that should have remained without a definition. In many forms, from commercials to movies all the way down to cartoons.

Within the shallowness, the variable definitions remain similar, with the beautiful girl always of a specific shape and the guy dresses in a specific way and both remain with zero personality.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

It’s true that media has hacked the minds of many men and women alike and directed their attraction to a specific shape and manner, yet beauty is not only in the shape or the thickness of the lips, but rather beauty is the person as a whole. You should not lose weight unless you want to get in a better shape. Yes, a better shape might mean the skinny, but not the boney.

I am yet to see one commercial that speaks of healthier beauty rather than the “skinny” beauty. Cosmetics and plastic surgery are not the answer to beauty. There is a fine line between artificial and natural beauty. Your skin might get irritated on the short or the long term of the powder you apply to your skin and your immune system might be weakened by the steroids you take.

So, what to do? You don’t have to listen to the media and what it throws at you. Media does not always work in your favor, so, you should never change the way you see things because a commercial told you to. You should first listen to the sound of reason that tells you what to do instead of doing something you may regret later.

While bodybuilding and losing weight are always extreme processes that take time, the natural way is always the best. Do not starve yourself to lose weight and do not take pills that would starve you unless you’re prescribed to. Do not take steroids that would damage your health later on just to reach the body you want for a limited time.

Always keep it healthy. Do not shy away from asking what this medicine contains or what the side effects are.

With that all being said, doing something you do not want to do will only work for so long. Why would you starve yourself because this guy likes skinny girls? The outer appearance will fade with age; it’s life’s cycle and only the inner beauty remains forever. If you believe that having a certain body or shape will make someone fall in love with you, you’re definitely mistaken. If you think that plastic surgery will help you attract men, you are wrong.