TikTok influencer Josephine Livin has shared a number of ‘Instagram vs reality’ pictures in a bid to prove that not all is as it seems on social media

While social media is no doubt a great tool for staying in touch and up to date with loved ones, it’s no secret that it can have a detrimental effect on people’s self-esteem.

It’s often noted that apps such as Instagram only showcase the highlights of people’s lives and not the reality, but that doesn’t stop us from feeling envious from those who appear to have the perfect life.

In fact, more young people than ever before have a negative body image of themselves, and it’s highly likely that seeing perfectly posed influencers and celebs all over our timelines has an impact on that.

But, as we become increasingly aware of the importance of body positivity for all shapes and sizes, more and more influencers are getting real with their followers about just how fake social media can be.

Danish TikTok influencer Josephine Livin ( @josephinelivinn ) recently joined the long list of content creators offering up evidence that not all is as it seems, when it comes to what people post online.

Josephine shared a series of photos of herself looking perfect and posed, which had all been posted to social media, before switching to photos taken immediately after, when she allowed her body to relax.

“The people you compare yourself to online don’t look like that 24/7,” she wrote, alongside the clips of herself tensing and relaxing.

She later added in the comments section: “A reminder that we can all pose and tense and find the right angle, the right light and look amazing in a new outfit and wear the prettiest makeup.

“But at the end of the day we’re all human beings and nothing is as perfect as it can sometimes seem on social media. You’re beautiful. You’re enough.”

This is the influencer realness everyone deserves to see on their timeline.