Recent research conducted by a leading British cosmetic surgery group called Transform Cosmetic Surgery proves that clicking selfies could help young people develop their identity, while also boosting their confidence and self-esteem.

Many would deem a person’s love for selfies as just an exercise in self-obsession, but this study, which contains results from observing 2,000 respondents in the age group of 18-24, found that it can be a very empowering activity. Steven Taylor from Transform Cosmetic Surgery stated that appearance is very important to young people, something that has been heavily influenced by the onset and proliferation of social media profiles and platforms.

In an age when health and appearance are given the highest priority, and obesity is classed as the most embarrassing physical feature, it is no surprise that a surge of selfie hybrids, such as the ‘belfie’ (which is a selfie of your bottom) and gym selfie, are on the rise. Whether it’s the best practice or not, selfies could help and support teens’ confidence levels.

Source: IANS

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Simona is a journalist who has worked with several leading publications in India over the last 17 years, writing on lifestyle topics and the arts, besides interviewing celebrities. She made the switch to public relations and headed the division as PR Manager at ITC Hotels’ flagship property, the ITC Grand Chola, but has since returned to her first love, journalism. Now she writes on food, which she is sincerely passionate about and wellness, which she finds fascinating and full of surprises. When she isn’t writing, she is busy playing the role of co-founder and communications director of The Bicycle Project, a six-year-old charity initiative that empowers tribal children in rural areas, while addressing the issue of urban waste.