If you spend too much time worrying and fussing over your looks, you can be sure that no one else is looking at you as closely as you do.
We can focus excessively on some feature of our appearance (such as a freckle or mole, our height or weight, our body type, the colour of our skin or hair, the straightness or curl of our locks, the shape and symmetry of our facial features, the size of our ears, and the appearance of our feet), and that obsessive attention can be a source for unhappiness.
When it comes to our own appearance, we lose all objectivity. We tend to overestimate how much others really notice when they see us. It’s likely that few people notice your minor imperfections and those who do likely don’t care. This is particularly true with the people who really care about you. The features you dislike in yourself may be those that your family and friends love the most.
We have to stop comparing ourselves to the beautiful people (or rather their images) on magazine covers and on the big screen. None of us looks like Tom Cruise . . . except Tom Cruise, and he probably doesn’t look quite like the polished persona depicted in Mission Impossible.
No one looks like Scarlett Johannsen . . . maybe not even Scarlet Johannsen in the morning before make up.
Abraham Lincoln said, “God must have loved the plain people: he made so many of them.”
We are all human and imperfect, but we can still be beautiful in our imperfection. Love yourself just as you are; others do.