Myths and Misconceptions of a Magnifying Mirror

Myths and Misconceptions of a Magnifying Mirror

The world tends to see you in one way, and you tend to see yourself in another way. One’s perception can be a curse and one’s biggest enemy as it creates a representation of reality reconstructed by the brain. This is why many people avoid magnifying mirrors because, by nature, no one wants to see an inverted version of themselves. However, what if we told you that this piece cleverly lets you look at the real you to enhance your beauty in ways you never thought you could?

If you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, you will come to realize that this type of mirror is not as bad as people make it seem. Below we debunk a few common myths to convince you to think otherwise about its use.

Distorts reality

A magnifying mirror can be a powerful and overwhelming tool. It can bring out emotions you may not want to face. A common question people ask when they see their magnified version is, “Is that really me?” Some believe it is far from reality, but the truth is that it depicts what is actually happening. And while it gives you the chance to see your reflection from all angles, it does not demand anything from you.

You get to see the good, the bad, and even the hairy! It may be hard to accept at first, but it also provides you with the opportunity of getting to know yourself, finding acceptance of who you are, and deciding whether you wish to take control of making temporary or permanent changes.

Demands perfection

People often believe that when you look at yourself in a magnifying mirror, you are creating problems that were never there. Perhaps you have acne, whiteheads, clogged pores, or even hyperpigmentation. While these problems can make you feel bad about yourself, you have to remember, they are normal. There is no such thing as perfect and none of these determine your self-worth. However, if you are unhappy and have the need to make a change, this tool can serve as guidance.

Puts your skin at risk

Using a magnifying mirror does not hurt the health of your skin in the long run. As previously mentioned, your skin problems will be amplified, but it does not necessarily mean the health of your skin is at stake. Once you are aware of the problem, consult a dermatologist for an ideal solution. At the end of the day, this tool can help create a positive effect rather than push you to overdo it with skin products and harsh treatments.

Creates disastrous makeup look

Some people believe that the use of a magnifying mirror creates a “cakey” makeup look. This is far from the truth as newer models have created proper settings and lighting for more natural and realistic results. Not only will you see how blended your eyeshadow is, but you can also make sure the shade of your concealer is just right. What you see in the mirror will be exactly how you step outside the door.

Remember that every fine line, scar, pimple, and wrinkle has a story behind it. A magnifying mirror is not for everyone, but you do not have to be afraid of what is in the mirror. Your reflection does not only comprise one element of who you really are and it does not paint the whole picture.


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