Social media may be making you ugly

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Got an addiction to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? It may be wrecking havoc on your appearance.

According to a recent study out of the University of Essex, heavy social media users reported being less satisfied with the way they look.

“Parents of children who use social media apps are being warned that heavy usage could lead to insecurities later in life,” said the Evening Standard.

Researchers polled 40,000 homes in the U.K., focusing on 3,500 users between the ages of 10 and 15. Not only did they find that only 53 per cent of heavy social media users — those who reported using social media platforms for more than three hours a night — were happy with their looks, but that satisfaction jumped to 82 per cent for casual users or those without social accounts. They also found that heavy users were more prone to bullying and felt last satisfied in their relationships — both intimate and friendly.

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On top of that, 44 per cent of social media mavens were more likely to fight with their parents on a regular basis.

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