“Looksmaxxing”-The Dangerous New Beauty Trend Targeting Men

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Social media is fueling a troubling trend called “looksmaxxing” among young men. This obsession with altering their appearance goes beyond skincare and fitness, sometimes leading to extreme measures and unrealistic expectations. On “What’s Trending,” hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Joann ‘JoJo’ Venant discuss the link between looksmaxxing, body dysmorphia, and the negative impact on mental health.

More Than Skin Deep

Looksmaxxing is about drastically altering your appearance, sometimes through unhealthy or risky methods.

Dangerous Ideals

Viral social media content promotes unrealistic beauty standards that can harm men’s self-image and contribute to mental health struggles.

Focus on Well-being

It’s important to encourage healthy self-care, not an obsession with a specific physical ideal.

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