Many women are guilty of enhancing photographs of themselves, their friends and their surroundings before posting them on social media sites, such as Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook. Many women do this because they feel that if they make themselves incredibly pretty, or abnormally skinny that they will get more attention from their friends and even guys. How can we possibly live a normal life when we think there is always a need for improvement, whether it be to be skinnier, prettier, or just a completely different person? Especially when Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Lindsey Lohan's lives look more beautiful, glamorous, and polished than yours. The real question is why do people feel the need to make themselves so close to "perfection"? Although this desire to look beautiful has always existed, social media now affords us the tools to achieve this image. .
Too many teenage girls in America obsess over this assumption that they must have the perfect image, not realizing that beauty comes from within and not what they see in magazines or on TV. For example, young child TV star Lindsey Lohan started off starring in many films and seemed to be living quite the life. Although, the reality behind the scenes was actually the fact that Lindsey started to feel the need to be skinnier and appear prettier. This in turn resulted in depression and anxiety over the way their body looks, destroying their self-esteem and confidence resulting in eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Lohan admits, "I was sick. Everyone was scared, and I was scared too. I had people sit me down and say, 'You're going to die if you don't take care of yourself.' " Lohan says, "They sat me down, literally before I was going to do the show and they said, 'you need to take care of yourself. We care about you too much, and we've seen too many people do this,' and I just started bawling.