audience-1840941_1920Beauty standards are ridiculous and completely invented by a beauty industry who doesn’t care about the women it sells to as long as they are making profit and people are falling for it.

In January they started selling tape so that women will tape the back of their necks and look like they just had a neck lift. It’s supposed to make you look thinner and younger. I laughed when I first saw it and shook my head wondering who would actually do this, but the website shows that they are actually sold out and have been doing quite a profit with this new idea on the backs of women who feel bad in their own skin.

“To all the girls that thing you’re fat because you’re not a size zero. You’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly.” – Marilyn Monroe

Are we so fixated on body image that we would actually do this to ourselves? Is creating an illusion better than living with what we have? Why can’t we just love our bodies the way we are? Why do we keep buying into these fake fashion/beauty standards?

Can you imagine how much money the beauty industry would stand to loose if we stopped letting them make us feel inadequate?

“Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren