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It’s Time Modern Women Forgot About 11 Outdated Beauty Standards

Women have had to adjust to different beauty standards at different times. At some point, it was natural curves that were considered beautiful, at other times, it was totally plucked eyebrows. Today, it’s hard to believe those standards existed. But the modern world is changing so fast that beauty trends don’t last long. We just got used to the thought that plump lips are attractive, it’s already time to ditch this standard.

Tight belly


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Some women confessed that an undefined stomach is the source of their low self-confidence. In order to get rid of their rounded belly, women torture themselves with diets and intense training. Doctors in their turn, say that a small amount of subcutaneous fat in this area is not at all a problem for a woman, but an indicator of the proper functioning of the body.

Plump lips


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Another trend loved by many is plump lips. Moreover, there is an opinion that thin lips indicate the aging of the body. That’s why modern women have become obsessed with giving this part of their face more volume and expression. Today, fillers based on hyaluronic acid are the most popular tools to achieve this result.

However, doctors warn that frequent procedures for increasing the size of lips can harm them significantly. The skin tissue will stretch and sag under the weight of the injected medicine, which will only aggravate the situation.

Ideal shapes


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The “hourglass” body shape has long since become an ideal one. Owners of a thin waist and visually similar in volume shoulders and hips catch the admiring looks of those around them, while other girls are left complaining about their genetics and envying the beauties on whom nature has bestowed an ideal shape.

In fact, stylists are sure that the shape of any body can look good if “served correctly.” In order for girls with wide hips to compensate for this feature, they need to enhance the lines of their back and shoulders with an accent top. The owners of the “apple” body shape might feel more confident if they visually define their waistline and draw the attention to their main advantage — their long legs.

An even complexion

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An even facial complexion is a dream for any girl. Shops offer an endless supply of makeup foundation and concealer, while cosmetology actively promotes professional peels. All this should help women hide any imperfections and make their complexion even.

However, it’s worth remembering that sometimes it’s impossible to get rid of pigmentation, as it is oftentimes affected, not by the environment, but by internal factors like genetics, the structural features of cells, and a person’s hormonal background.

Wanting to slow down aging

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The appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, mimic wrinkles, and the first gray hairs are a nightmare for many women. However, scientists recommend putting off worries on this topic as a person’s influence on the work of the biological clock is minimal.

The thing is, the process of aging depends not only on the environment and the degree of self-care but also on genetics and general health. Celebrities prove, by their own example, that aging can happen in different ways and it is equally beautiful in all cases.

Thick brows

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Trends for naturally thick brows have taken a firm position in the 2020s. But not all women were lucky enough to get those dark and expressive arcs. The beauty industry rushed to help all those “browless” ladies, promoting makeup services like laminating and tattooing brows.

While some people actively draw each eyebrow hair, others don’t see anything attractive in this.

  • I never even care about it and I think shaping the eyebrows is just a waste of time. Girls think that it will make them more attractive but, in reality, they become less attractive. © Mohamd Selowe / Quora

Wrinkle-free face

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They say that nasolabial folds give a woman an unattractive gloomy look and add a couple of years to her look. To get rid of these age markers, women spend money on Botox injections and fillers. However, all these things take away everything nature has bestowed upon women — their natural beauty and uniqueness.

Cameron Diaz confessed that she once almost lost herself in pursuit of youth. “I’d rather see my face aging than a face that doesn’t belong to me,” the actress shared with her fans in her book when she mentioned the “beauty injections.”

An ideal nose

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The ideal nose that many plastic surgeons are creating today has become a dream for many girls. A lot of them believe in the imposed stereotype so blindly that they forget that an unusual nose is not a flaw, but a unique feature each of us has. And celebrities gladly use it.

Actress, Lea Michele, is proof of this. She confesses that she is proud of every inch of her body, including her protruding nose bridge and the lowered tip in the shape of a hook.

Hiding traces of tiredness on the face

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Every person tends to spend energy during the day and sometimes we do it so intensely that we over exceed the dose our body is used to. Tiredness and a lack of sleep might cause bags under the eyes as well as black circles. There are many ways to fight them. However, the best one is to let yourself have some rest and get back to a normal schedule. At the same time, showing up with dark circles under your eyes in public is not an issue at all. Just look at the star of the Twilight saga Kristen Stewart.

Perfectly white teeth

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Commercials for toothpaste promise us snow-white smiles. And we often see the same blinding white teeth in romcoms and series. However, it’s no secret that the natural hue of teeth is oftentimes yellowish. And the more time passes, the more we understand it. Even Hollywood celebs nowadays don’t rush to get the bright-white but also very unnatural smiles and give preference to natural tinges.

The absence of cellulite

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Statistically, about 80-90% of women are familiar with this peculiarity. This means there are very few girls who have no cellulite, and therefore, it would be strange to consider it a deviation from the norm. If you are personally not bothered by it, there is no sense hiding it and wrapping yourself in long skirts and pants — especially during hot days.

New trends and directions appear in the beauty industry every day — it’s quite hard to follow them all. But the most beautiful woman is always the one who matches 2 standards — being healthy and being happy. Fillers and tons of makeup on the face will never be able to replace shining eyes and smiles. What other beauty norms have become outdated, in your opinion? Please share with us in the comments.

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