With billions of daily users, social media platforms are notorious for their ability to influence people, hence the rise of influencers. Typically, people view it as a bad thing because it teaches the wrong ideals and encourages more vulnerable people to adhere to beauty principles that aren’t true.
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However, not everything on social media is horrible. Actually, some of the trends are excellent hacks for everyday life that are healthy and non-invasive. The key is figuring out which ones are safe to use and which to avoid.
To do that, please check out four of the best social media beauty trends below.
Yes, the selfie wasn’t a thing until a couple of years ago when a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed innovator flipped the camera on their phone and created something impossible. Sure, the smartphone industry can take a lot of credit for selfies, but so can the likes of Facebook and Instagram. After all, the photos target those platforms. The great thing about a selfie is that you don’t need to rely on anyone else. Whether you’re glammed up to the nines or relaxing all-natural, you can post images to the Gram that highlight your beauty routine, or how you’re feeling beauty-wise.
The Hollywood smile has been around for decades, but as the name suggests, it was pretty exclusive pre-social media. This wasn’t because people couldn’t afford oral hygiene products; more that they couldn’t be bothered. Instagram has emphasized appearance via selfies, which has led to some difficult conversations, yet the silver lining is people’s desire for straighter teeth. Aside from the fact that photos are everywhere today, clear and invisible braces are cheaper and more accessible. Put the two together and you’ve got a craze that boosts hygiene levels by making your teeth and gums easier to clean and maintain.
Huji Cam is a program that sort of makes your posts look worse. Before you judge, there’s a lot of pressure on young people, particularly girls, always to appear their best. Therefore, Huji Cam is a reminder for millennials and generation Z that it’s okay not to promote beauty ideals you’re uncomfortable with. It’s clearly something people feel strongly about since it’s been downloaded over sixteen million times. The most popular effect is adding graining as it makes images appear as if they are from the 50s and 60s, which is cool in itself.
Unfiltered is the best beauty trend as it lets you be you without judgment. Rather than making any tweaks to your posts, you can upload them and revel in the fact that your self-esteem is sky-high. Not all men and women get to experience the sensation of being content with their appearance, so the unfiltered look is special. Once you take the plunge, you’ll realize that you don’t care what people think. All that matters is you, and if that isn’t a positive beauty trend, nothing is!
What are the positives that you take from social media from a beauty perspective?