Dangers of social media filters on dermatology

The Dangers of Social Media Filters on Dermatology

We all know the feeling. You’re scrolling through Instagram, admiring everyone’s perfectly curated feed when you come across a photo of someone with perfect skin. “How do they have such perfect skin?” you think to yourself. And then you remember…they’re probably using a filter.

While filters can be fun and give us a confidence boost, they can also be dangerous. Filters, especially those that smooth out skin or add artificial lighting, can give us false expectations about what our skin should look like.