Being Flawless Is Nothing But A Myth

  • 06 Mar 2018

Have you ever looked at the movies and wonder how pretty and flawless the celebrities looked, and you look at yourself in the mirror and all you see are your imperfections - your under eye dark circles, dark spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite or scars?

You forgot the beauty you hold and start feeling like an ugly duckling. Well, here's the truth! 

No one is flawless, and the flawlessness you saw on television are just the final product of expensive make ups and plastic surgeries; not forgetting the contribution of Photoshop in making the celebrities look like beauty goddesses.

One woman who inspires us to see the real us is none other than the Bollywood diva Sonam Kapoor. Here's her advice for the beautiful souls out there:
"So, for every teen girl leaning into her bedroom mirror, wondering why she doesn’t look like a celebrity: Please know that nobody wakes up like this. Not me. Not any other actress (Not even Beyonc√©, I swear).

Here’s the real deal: Before each public appearance, I spend 90 minutes in a makeup chair. Three to six people work on my hair and makeup, while a professional touches up my nails. My eyebrows are tweezed and threaded every week. There’s concealer on parts of my body that I could never have predicted would need concealing.

I’m up at 6am every day and at the gym by 7:30. I exercise for 90 minutes and, some evenings, again before bed. It’s someone’s full-time job to decide what I can and can't eat. There are more ingredients in my face packs than in my food. There’s a team dedicated to finding me flattering outfits.

After all that, if I’m still not “flawless” enough, there are generous servings of Photoshop.

I’ve said it before, and I will keep saying it: It takes an army, a lot of money, and an incredible amount of time to make a female celebrity look the way she does when you see her. It isn’t realistic, and it isn’t anything to aspire to.

Aspire to confidence. Aspire to feeling pretty and carefree and happy, without needing to look any specific way.

And the next time you see a 13-year-old girl gazing wistfully at a blemish-free, shiny-haired Bollywood actress on a magazine cover, bust the myth of flawlessness for her.

Tell her how beautiful she is. Praise her smile or her laugh or her mind or her gait.

Don't let her grow up believing that she's flawed, or that there's anything she's lacking for looking different from a woman on a billboard. Don’t let her hold herself to a standard that’s too high, even for the women on the billboards.”

Image credit: Wallpapersite

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