Dr. Regina Barreca has said "You are your face. And when you hate your face, it's a pretty short step to hating yourself."
I'm always amazed at how many women don't like something about their face. And some even hate their face. Almost always, the part of their face that they don't like is something that no one else would ever notice. It's not bad or ugly. But they have decided that it is bad or ugly. And so that is how they end up seeing themselves: bad or ugly. What we believe about ourselves affects everything about our life. Everything. It affects how we treat ourselves and how we treat others. And it snowballs because it affects what we teach our children about beauty and about accepting themselves in a healthy way. We are not usually aware of it, but it does.