The selfie has become a phenomenon over the past few years. In fact, an irritating track a few years ago demonstrated the agonising dilemma that many young people go through:

“Can you guys help me pick a filter?

I don’t know if I should go with XX Pro or Valencia

I wanna look tan

What should my caption be?”

In fact Generation #Selfie has taken over the world! You can walk around any city in the world to see a baying crowd of tourists with selfie sticks. Let’s be honest, they’re great! But remember how many pictures you’ve taken, how many times you posed until the picture was just right?

We’re becoming obsessed with perfecting our selfies to the extent that some people are even changing the way they look!

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), our selfie obsession is leading more and more people to seek plastic surgery. In fact their 2014 study found that one in three facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in requests for procedures purely due to social media. That’s crazy!

If you have $1,000 to spare and happen to be in Asia, you could even buy a selfie camera that makes you look like you’ve had plastic surgery. It allegedly slims your face, enlarges your eyes, removes wrinkles and even whitens skin tone! In Mandarin, it’s known as zi pai shen qi, literally meaning ‘Godly tool for selfies’.

This worries us, a lot. We strongly believe in natural beauty, so the fact that people in their late teens are considering invasive plastic surgery just to enhance a social media profile, is madness. Thankfully we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve that will boost your confidence on your next selfie, without the need for drastic measures.

Crystal Clear have created an incredible little beauty gadget called Lift Away The Years. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst also works to instantly firm and tone the skin and gives instant contours and cheekbones. A selfie saviour!

If you have dark circles, wrinkles or puffiness around your eyes, Crystal Clear have got the perfect solution. Rollway The Years Eye Serum has a powerful serum and rollerball that pep up the eye area. Just do a few sweeps a day and you will never need another filter!

If it’s a flawless and brighter complexion that you’re after, why not give Illuminate a go? This moisturiser hydrates, brightens and firms dull, lacklustre skin. You can also use it as a make-up base!

If it’s pigmentation that’s holding your perfect photo back, then try Skin Brightening Complex.  Not only does it give your skin instant radiance , but its clever ingredients reduce pigmentation and even out skin tone.

Crystal Clear is inspired by science and are truly innovative in formulation. Technologically advanced and clinically proven to rejuvenate and promote healthy, vibrant skin. Suitable for all skin types, Crystal Clear Skincare products are not tested on animals and do not contain genetically modified ingredients either.