Why Blake is SO right to teach her daughters about beauty standards


Many of us focus on celebrities in the spotlight.

Their silky, flowing hair, flawless complexion, designer clothes and sparkling blink makes us all a tad jealous, whether we like to admit it or not.

It's easy to get caught up with them – but what we forget about ALL the time, is that they have a team of people behind them.

They have make-up artists, hairdressers, skin specialists, stylists and social media experts  with them in every move they make.


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Not many celebrities remind us about this side of their lives, except for Blake Lively, who wants to teach her daughters that 'perfection' is a myth.

Speaking to Refinery29, the Gossip Girl alum addressed unfair beauty standards that seem to be enforced onto women in this day and age.

"What you're seeing on red carpets and in magazines takes a lot of effort and a lot of people.


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"People don't understand that it's all very constructed, [and] what little girls are seeing isn't what [celebrities] look like when they wake up in the morning – even though it's no less beautiful."

Blake goes on to say that her perception totally changed when she had children and that she doesn't want her two daughters to grow up in an unrealistic world.

"There's this awareness of what they're going to be exposed to and what they grow up seeing.


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"For me, it's important for my daughters to know that it's not real life. They're seeing me dressed up in all this hair and make-up, but they also see me without that.

"I want them to see both sides, because there is never just one side."

Many of us, whether it's a celebrity or that gorgeous girl next door, try to keep up with the standards that society impose on us.

And while it's all well and good to look your best, we shouldn't be putting ourselves under that much pressure, when we have so much more to offer other than our looks.