Even though people intend to be supportive, the focus on appearance may fuel body dissatisfaction.
Social media has changed the way people interact by providing a platform to share pictures, videos and views with people anywhere in the world. But the negative impact of this technological advance has also been noted on several occasions with mental health problems and body image issues being major concerns.
While negative comments on social media are known to affect how people see themselves, a new study says positive feedback doesn’t help much either. The findings suggest that body-positive comments on Instagram made women feel more self-conscious.
Scientists said that praising someone’s appearance may turn out to be more harmful and advised people to just comment about other things. Even though people intend to be supportive, the focus on appearance may fuel body dissatisfaction.
This study comes after the discovery that a lot of young women face deficiency of vital nutrients due to trendy diets popular on social media.