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Why do You Hate What You Look like in Photos?

By Holly

Are you unhappy every single time you see a photograph of yourself? Most women are, even if they've already learned to love their reflection in the mirror. What's the reason behind that? Well, Elite Daily has figured it out:

"Here’s the deal. When we look at ourselves in the mirror, we might feel like we’re looking at ourselves, but we’re actually seeing a mirror image of ourselves – which, in reality, is an inverse image."

However, whenever you get a picture taken of yourself, the end product won't have your features flipped. That means you'll be seeing yourself in a completely different way than you're used to.

"Have you ever wondered why you find your Snapchat selfies are more tolerable than the ones taken on your phone’s regular camera? Well, aside from the fact that it’s almost impossible to not look attractive under that third filter, the Snapchat lens does not flip the image to its inverse. When you use Snapchat’s front camera to send your bud a selfie, it’s going to send your mirror image – the one that you’re used to and sometimes even like."

You know what this all means? That you're more photogenic than you think! You're just accustomed to seeing a flipped image of your face, which is why it's so strange to see yourself in photos.

Do you actually like what you look like in pictures, or do you prefer your reflection in the mirror?

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