From a pandemic to plastic surgery: how Covid changed the way we see our faces
Staring at their own face in video meetings has people fretting over imagined flaws: ‘Zoom has made me want to be invisible’
Jane, a 40-year-old mental health professional from Cork, never worried too much about how she looked. But when her job went fully virtual, she found herself dreading Microsoft Teams meetings. Her face looked rounder, her nose looked bigger, and her top lip looked thinner than she’d ever noticed in the mirror.
“I’ve always thought I was attractive, and people would always compliment my looks in person,” she says. “But on video, nobody was saying how nice it was to see my pretty face.”