Cosmetic beauty allows you to be diverse and express yourself, it also allows you to try to test and come up with many different looks. Generally speaking one day you could change your look, and be chic and sexy, while on another day you could calm your appearance down and have a more innocent and sweet look. Confidence is the key in the cosmetic outlook. Many females feel more beautiful and nice about themselves due to the fact that they have makeup on; you could say that cosmetics help people feel more self assured about themselves. In today’s generation people are a lot more judgmental, therefore many women believe they have imperfections and flaws.
This illness is not a choice; it comes from the view of society that there are many imperfections with the body including being ‘too fat.’ Society’s view on what is deemed as beautiful has changed over the years and changes within each culture. Society triggers male and females of all ages, (but mainly teenagers) into anorexia because people get bullied or pressured by society into looking
They are female and young and feel they should look like the airbrushed woman in the magazines. That is the identity They strive for but their mental distress is making it difficult for them to feel good about themselves and it all becomes a vicious circle. explain how individuals identify and self esteem are linked with well being what other factors influence well being (6.2) because if you don’t feel good about your self or don’t have a sense of purpose or identity you tend to feel more depressed therefore your well being will be affected. describe how you support individuals in a way that promotes their
This causes teens to turn to drinking as teens think this is cool and think this can help them fit in and be accepted by their peers. Eating disorders and self esteem Teenagers are obsessed with image they either think they’re not skinny enough or they’re legs are to short or there nose is too big. The media is constantly obsessing over image of celebrities and its causing teens to change there image in an unhealthy way just so they can fit in and be beautiful. This can lead to further problems for teens. Many teens already have low self esteem and can become quickly influenced by the
From an early age we have been shown with images and messages that reinforce the idea that to be happy and successful we must be thin. Even if someone reads magazines, newspaper, watch television it will say that being fat is very bad. The most frightening part is that this destructive message is reaching kids. Many of them feel bad that they don’t look like that actor or actresses. There is always a low self-image body against women by media.
"Advertisers often emphasize sexuality and the importance of physical attractiveness in an attempt to sell products; researchers are concerned that this places undue pressure on women and men to focus on their appearance" (Dr. Harrison Pope, 1997). A survey in 1996 stated that the media were making woman fear being unattractive or old and furthermore that advertisements were adversely impacting on woman's body image (Saatchi and Saatchi 1996). The impact of unrealistic body image is not just confined to women. Men and more specificity teenage boys are adversely affected by self-confidence issues as well. The average male/female today views 400 to 600 advertisements per day, by the time they are 17 years old, they would have received over 250,000 commercial messages through the media.
The media promotes this body type as a goal for women to strive for. Women are not the only ones bombarded with what a body should look like, men are also under pressures to look a certain way. This pressure of perfection affects the mental and physical health of people every day. The media has been attacked for its portrayal of the ideal image. However, there has been some speculation that the media is only following what the public believes to be beautiful.
The size has mostly been about women. The ideal shape and eight has changed over time but the idea behind it, the effect it has n people, still remains. Currently, the women who show a proportional figure, which mainly is elongated legs and a flat belly, with a slender body, are considered to be beautiful while those who fall short from the ‘perfect’ figure are considered to be less attractive. The skin tone of a woman also comes into play when describing a beautiful woman. The hair should also be properly maintained with the proper products to give you the celebrity look.
A large number of individuals develop their body image based on this image provided by the media, which judge attractiveness based on if the person is thin or has the biggest and most tone muscles; thus causing individuals to feel not good enough and causes them to take drastic and unnecessary measures to achieve that body portrayed by the media. Although people think that the media only affects females and their body image, that is not always the case. Teenage males have pressure put on them to be the biggest and strongest, to have the most “cut” abs and to bench press more than the next guy. When a guy sees another guy that is stronger than he is, he tends to feel inferior to that guy. Commercials such as the Hanes commercials show off guys with nearly perfect bodies and make anyone who doesn’t look like him feel like he is not good enough.
Mainly because that stereotypical societal behavior is encouraged through advertisements on a daily basis. In the middle school years, the messages we send to boys and girls begin to hit them with full force as they become aware of and struggle to understand what it means to be a man or a woman in our society. We know that in adolescence girls self-esteem suffers. They often begin to feel less than competent and unsure of themselves. Some girls begin to lose their "voice" or "go underground" with their gifts and abilities as they absorb messages about what it means to be "feminine" in our culture.