Professional Beauty
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A quarter of women feel uncomfortable in their skin

Almost a quarter of women feel uncomfortable in their own skin because they think they don’t meet “typical beauty standards”.

Gillette Venus’s poll of 2,000 women found that six in 10 blame their lack of self-esteem on not meeting mainstream beauty ideals, while a fifth admitted to feeling insecure because of the influencers they see on social media.

As such, half of women aged 18–24 avoid posting pictures of themselves on Instagram.

The question of whether the beauty industry was partly to blame was addressed, with respondents saying they feel only 10% of beauty brands use realistic representations of women in campaign imagery.

This article appears in the October 2019 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the October 2019 Issue of Professional Beauty