Ladies, you should keep taking selfies. I know, I know, just let me finish! We’ve all seen
or heard someone complain about selfie culture but you should ignore all those people, because the benefits of taking selfies are pretty great. We at Bare Elegance Boudoir are certified selfie fans! Here are our 5 top reasons to keep snapping those selfies, no matter what anyone has to say about it.
1. It’s Time to Take Back Our Image
The female form has been captured in art since the beginning of time, but here’s the
thing. Most of these works were created by male artists for other men. It’s odd that now,
when women take selfies for themselves, it’s seen as vain or self-important. But why?
There are plenty of pieces discussing this, but at the end of the day, we think it’s about
time that women are taking back their own images.
2. It Can Boost Your Self-Esteem - Science Says So!
In 2016, the University of California, Irvine conducted an experiment lasting 4 weeks.
They found that folks who took selfies noted positive changes in their smile and
self-image by the end of the four week period! According to this study, taking one selfie
of yourself smiling per day can help your emotional wellness and boost your self-esteem.
Pretty cool, right?
Maybe you aren’t the most artistically inclined. Learning to paint or draw can take years
of study. But everyone can learn to take a picture of themselves, and selfies give you a
chance to try out things like sultry make-up, daring hairstyles, and new outfits, and to
share those images with others while tracking our own personal changes. We are always
changing and growing, and having a medium to explore that is important.
4. They Capture Our Emotions
Women in particular tend to take and post selfies most often when they’re happy.
Capturing these moments of joy is important, and reliving them can increase our own
happiness when looking back. This is a positive thing, and might even give us an extra
boost on the days when we maybe aren’t feeling so great.
5. They’re Just Plain Fun to Take
Look, sometimes it’s just fun to pose and take a few snapshots when we feel sexy or
confident or joyful! There are a lot of things in this world that cause us stress, or that
make us question our own beauty and worth. If stopping for a few moments to take a
selfie offers relief from all of that, even for just a few seconds, it’s worth it!
At the end of the day, selfies are important. It’s good for us, and there’s a reason memes
exist screaming at us to JUST LET PEOPLE ENJOY THINGS. So babes, whether you’re smiling in front of a prime vacay location, pouting sexily for the camera, or showing off your latest outfit, take those selfies! Relive those moments where you felt happy or sexy or empowered or confident, and most of all; don’t listen to anyone who tries to tell you to stop.
Are you sick of feeling awkward in your selfies? Always struggling to find just the right angle? Sign up for our exciting email series Selfies 101 to learn how to take your own gorgeous self portraits!
Author: Kasey Schroer
Hair and Makeup: Holte Gibson, Revenge Face Salon