Body Image is the term used to describe how we think and feel about our bodies and how we look. Our perception of our own bodies can often be influenced by what we see on social media and how we think others view us.
Most people will experience feelings of being insecure about the way they look at some point, however these feelings can cause varying levels of distress. For some, it is something they can move past, for others it may fuel them to do something to change the way they look, and for others these thoughts can become very consuming and painful to think about.
It is important to recognise that everybody perceives beauty as something different so what one person may label as ‘unattractive’ may be another person’s perfection.