Re: Do mirrors really make you're skin look worse?
I wish that were true, but I tend to disagree. When we look in the mirror, it automatically makes us look TWICE as good in real life because the light needs to travel from your eye to the mirror and then back again. So if I'm standing half a metre away from the mirror, that's what people would see from twice that distance, or 1 metre.
Given that mose people would see you at half or 1 metre away from you or often much closer, the truly accurate standing position is half a metre at most away from a mirror, and more likely 25cm.
That said, mirrors can make you look good if the light is not perfect. So in the real world that is why I am always completely conscious of the direction the light is coming in and always sit in a position so as to minimise the light coming directly onto my face. Although it was funny though when I got my job a few years ago as an attorney, the two interviewers were sitting in a scyscraper office away from the light pounding in, and I was forced to sit opposite them. I kept on thinking "I can only imagine what crap my face looks like in that light. I still got the job so they mustn't have been too worried about my skin.
And I shall be clothed again with my SKIN, and in my flesh I shall see God." [Job 19:25]
Last edited by AccutaneAvenger; 12-12-2004 at 12:16 AM.