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[Study] Zoom fuels self-consciousness in 8-in-10 Americans
Whether it’s for work or to stay in touch with friends and family, nearly everyone has spent more time looking at their faces on devices over the past 18 months. Unfortunately, that much video conferencing is beginning to take its toll.
Advanced Dermatology recently surveyed 1,450 Americans who regularly participate in video calls, to ask them how it has affected their perception of themselves.
Here’s what they had to say:
- 85% say that seeing themselves on video calls has made them more self-conscious about their appearance
- 87% check their appearance before joining any video call
- People are the MOST self-conscious about bags under their eyes, forehead, teeth
- 78% have compared themselves to their coworkers’ faces during a virtual meeting
- 3-in-4 workers admit they stare at people more in virtual meetings than they would in person
True to its name, the Zoom Boom is a real phenomenon and many people are making bigger investments in their appearance as a result of the pandemic. In fact, 61% say they are more interested in cosmetic procedures based on what they’ve seen on video calls.
Take a look at the full report.