Blake Lively Is Already Warning Her Daughters About Unrealistic Beauty Standards

The mother-of-two has opened up about the importance of showing her daughters that looking perfect isn't ideal

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When we see celebrities walk the red carpet at awards shows or grace the cover of our favourite magazines, it's often easy to forget they've had hours of help from a team of the fashion industry's top experts to help beautify their skin, tease their hair and transform them from an everyday-looking human being to a megastar.

However, actress Blake Lively is on a mission to make her daughters understand the true meaning of beauty, with or without the glamour.

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In an interview with Refinery29, the mother-of-two revealed she doesn't want her 2-year-old, James, and 4-month-old, Ines, growing up thinking perfection is the ideal.

'What little girls are seeing isn't what [these celebrities] look like when they wake up in the morning — even though it's no less beautiful, she says.

The 29-year-old has been vocal in the past about the unrealistic beauty standards put on women around the world, posting several images of herself on Instagram in the make-up chair to highlight the help she receives when attending award shows and events.

I did not wake up like this. Thank you @rodortega4hair @kristoferbuckle @enamelle @lorealmakeup @lorealhair

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The Shallows actress, who is married to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, is a spokesperson for L'Oreal and explained that, while she is grateful for her A-list status and her ability to call on make-up artists and hair stylists for assistance before public apperances, she doesn't want her daughters believing this is the norm.

What little girls are seeing isn't what [these celebrities] look like when they wake up in the morning.

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She says: 'There's this awareness of what they're going to be exposed to and what they grow up seeing.

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...I clearly don't deserve this special treatment.

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'For me, it's important for my daughters to know that it's not real life. They're seeing me dressed up in all this hair and makeup, but they also see me without that. I want them to see both sides, because there is never just one side,' she added.

They're seeing me dressed up in all this hair and makeup, but they also see me without that.

Lively's inspiring words comes weeks after the Gossip Girl star spoke out against Donald Trump and took part in a local Women's March protest, admitting on Instagram:

'I marched for my daughters, for my friends, for strangers, for myself, for Phoebe here in this picture who I met as she motivated everyone she came across.'

'My march wasn't driven by hate. It was rooted in a very simple fact – we are all equal,' she continued.

We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Blake.

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