As social media grows, new trends start to rise to the surface and as celebrities start praising the trends, the rest of the world follows sue. Some of the most popular trends have to do with beauty, whether it be the shape of your body, the way you do your makeup or the color of your skin, and some physical characteristics of people are extolled more than others.
For example, the ‘Don’t Judge Me Challenge’ shows videos of people transforming from ‘ugly’ to ‘beautiful’. The message behind it was to not judge a book by it’s cover, but somewhere along the lines, people started feeling like if they had freckles, moles, thick eyebrows or wore glasses that they can’t be beautiful. We tend to be hard on our self-appearance as we are being fed this information about what’s beautiful and what isn’t, but what does beautiful actually mean?