Quick Tip - Selfies Mess Up Your Face

Don't use them for your profile photos - Issue #35

The internet is awash with selfies. They really took off in 2005 on MySpace (remember that?). According to Google, about 93M selfies were taken per day as far back as 2014, and on Android devices alone. Now, the selfie dominates SnapChat and Instagram.

Modern smartphone cameras continue to make it even easier to take a photo of yourself. Heck, Apple just made the “slofie” a thing with the new iPhone 11. So, it’s no wonder that so many people are using a selfie as their profile photos on social media, LinkedIn, etc. It’s quick, free, and easy.

However, there is one big problem with that. Selfies distort your facial features. See this video.

Selfies make our noses look 30 percent larger than they really are, plastic surgeons warn.” — Vox

The camera lens is way too close to your face, even at arm’s length. This makes your nose, chin, and forehead appear larger than they are. It also makes your other features recede and distort.

If you want to take a photo of your face as it actually looks

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