Think about 25 women you know. If the statistic above, from a global Dove survey, reflected reality, it would mean that only one out of every 25 women is beautiful. Looking at the lovely ladies in our lives, we know that can’t be true. But our media is saturated with unrealistic beauty ideals—and physical appearance is the easiest way for us to rank (and degrade) ourselves. Heather Quinlan, YouBeauty Self Image Expert, challenges women to think differently: “Learning to de-emphasize appearance means judging ourselves in different ways and having broader standards of beauty.” Let’s get those numbers up, shall we?
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