Our Top 3 Beauty Tips

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1: Thinness Doesn’t Guarantee Happiness.
Everywhere you turn, the message is that physical beauty is the ultimate cure-all. It might seem like the perfect body or a flawless face would make life easier. Take it from us: that is one ugly lie. We both wasted countless hours obsessing about size. In the end, we discovered that our preoccupation with weight masking much deeper problems–problems that had nothing to do with the numbers on a scale.

2: What You See Is Not What You Get
Stop comparing yourself to pictures in magazines and on billboards. Seriously, stop it! You will never look as good as those models. Outside of the glossy universe, even the models don’t look that good. Thanks to the magic of retouching, the line between fantasy and reality is blurred just enough to make us all feel like we’re not good enough. Magali’s B-cup bust was inflated to a D-cup for the cover of Cosmopolitan. Her waist has been trimmed, her teeth have been straightened, and her lips have been plumped– all with a few clicks of a mouse. Perfection sells, and there are plenty of people buying. Here’s the catch: there is no beauty product in existence that will work as well as Photoshop.

3: You Don’t Have to Suffer in Silence.
We might seem like an unlikely pair, but our common experience has drawn us together. Millions of women and men share that experience. Eating disorders and body image issues have reached epidemic proportions, plastic surgery rates have skyrocketed, and it seems like just about everyone is feeling the “makeover” pressure. We have met so many amazing, intelligent, compassionate people whose lives have been touched by these issues. Teachers, students, doctors, therapists, editors, stylists, agents, TV producers, the list goes on. We know that anyone can be affected, regardless of race, class, age, or gender. Reaching out is the first important step. Find your voice, and find help for yourself or someone you care about. You can’t do it on your own, but the good news is that you don’t have to.

Inside Beauty is a program aimed at getting real about what’s behind the gloss and glamour. Get to know us. Get educated. Get healthy. Get active. Get inspired to find the beauty inside yourself.

Magali and Claire

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