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Women shouldnt get caught in trap of beauty industry
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Our society worships an unattainable image for women. We look at images of models, actresses, and singers and we think of beauty. In reality, these faces and bodies have been drastically altered until they look nothing like the original person. Most people understand this, but do not know the extent of it. The face that you see in a beauty magazine was only achieved after hours and hours of photoshopping and airbrushing.

The makeup industry makes billions of dollars a year selling overpriced makeup to people who want to be “beautiful.” When I say beautiful, I mean the unachievable image of beauty presented by the media. These businesses fool you into believing that their product will make you look as pretty as the phony faces in the magazines. When the product doesn’t, most women blame it on themselves. Starting the negative cycle of: 1) “I’m so ugly.” 2) Go buy makeup. 3) Look just as you did before. 4) Go buy more makeup.This is a destructive cycle that lowers your self-esteem and self-image. Women need to stop basing their beauty on fake faces, and need to realize that with confidence, anyone can be beautiful.
Abigail Waters
8th grade, Hickman Charter School
Nov. 15, 2009