Just a friendly reminder:
The problem is not you. The problem is with the media.
Being a make-up artist I’ve seen both sides of the equation. Over the years I have met a lot of beautiful people and I have met a lot of ugly people. My conclusion is that beauty has a whole lot more to do with what’s on the inside and the nature of your character, rather than what you look like on the outside. Media is constantly shoving it’s idea of beauty and perfection down our throats. The scary thing….we actually start to believe it. We begin to believe we need to meet a standard that doesn’t even exist.
Put the bulk of your effort into the parts of you that will last a lifetime, and I guarantee you will begin to shine from the inside out. That’s the kind of beauty that never fades. It needs no Photoshop.