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Actress Gal Gadot aka Wonder Woman, recently posted this "no makeup" selfie on Instagram. Gorgeous makeup and beauty.

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With the help of several celebrities, "no makeup" selfies are taking over the internet.

Although gorgeous, these photos don't do much to inspire confidence.

Instead, they are sometimes viewed as examples of what natural beauty should look like.

Greater transparency could be the key to helping others truly embrace their natural beauty.

Several celebrities including Alicia Keys, Chrissy Teigen, Lady Gaga, and Heidi Klum have endorsed the "no makeup" trend on Instagram, ditching their glamorous looks for a softer approach.

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In theory, attempts to do away with the pressure of unrealistic beauty standards are honorable. However, while celebrities' makeup-free selfies may seem inspiring, they can often be problematic.

Unlike the majority of people without makeup, none of the A-listers above appear to have any blemishes, wrinkles, or skin concerns. They still look flawless upon first glance.

In reality, though, their selfies — although gorgeous and empowering — offer potentially harmful examples as to what natural beauty should look like. Among the things not discussed, perhaps, are the faux eyelash extensions, lip fillers, doctored eyebrows, and expensive spa treatments that many celebrities pay for that the average person simply cannot afford.

For example, Kourtney Kardashian shared a video of her getting a "vampire facial" on Snapchat earlier in June. According to E! News, the daunting procedure is supposed to rejuvenate your skin and requires being poked with needles filled with a patient's own blood. Each session can range anywhere from $900 to $1,500, the New York Times reported.

Perhaps, instead of posting makeup-free selfies as though it is perfectly natural to look the way they do without makeup, celebrities could be more transparent about the treatments and/or procedures that they have had done.

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YouTuber Gina Shkeda set a great example when her makeup-free selfie went viral on Twitter in March.

When a fan praised her for "waking up" beautiful, Shkeda admitted that she had some help in the beauty department:

Her response was met with great acclaim.

This is just one way to promote healthy messages. It also encourages people to feel great about themselves no matter what. After all, how you view yourself shouldn't be based off what someone else chooses to do with their body.

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