Don’t be camera shy! On June 21st there’s a good chance more selfies will be taken than any other day. Are you wondering why? Because June 21st is National Selfie Day! Founded by DJ Rick McNeely from Fishbowl Radio Network in 2014, National Selfie Day supports local charities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area raising money and awareness for their causes. There’s even an official website.

Maybe you’re not a millennial, but you probably still know what a selfie is. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.” People have been taking pictures of themselves for over 100 years, but the term “selfie” has only become mainstream in recent history. Since the creation of smart phones the selfie has become a staple in our everyday lives and culture. It’s a trend that has skyrocketed in popularity with the dawn of social media. Everyone from the local news team, lawmakers and your favorite estheticians takes selfies. Celebrities might not be fond of paparazzies, but they LOVE selfies. Ellen DeGeneres gave us one of the most tweeted selfies of all time when she decided to take a quick pic with some of her colleagues at the Oscars.

Selfie’s are such a huge part of pop culture that the Simpsons tweeted an homage to Ellen’s famous group selfie at the Oscars and got in on the fun.

With National Selfie Day just around the corner we thought it would be great to share a few fun facts about selfies!

Did you know that selfie’s predate social media?

There’s a good chance this may be the first known selfie stick photo!

Selfie philanthropy?

Selfie’s have been used as an excellent tool to raise money and awareness for great causes all over the world! Cancer Research UK has run a successful make-up free selfie campaign that has raised over $12.5 million.

So many photos

Millennials are expected to take over 25,000 selfies in their lifetime. That’s a lot of pictures. Need more big numbers to grasp how much we love taking photos of ourselves? 24 billion selfies were uploaded to Google last year and that’s just Google!

Selfies are official

In 2013 the Oxford English Dictionary announced “selfie” as the word of the year. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about WHY we, the team over at ExPürtise Scientific Skincare, love selfies! Well number one, can you say Selfie Mask?! We receive an incredible number of selfies thanks to our award winning mask – The Selfie Mask! Want some insight into why we feel so strongly about selfies? Check out our 25 things You didn’t know about ExPürtise. #14 – Our CEO Justin came up with the idea and concept for the Selfie Mask! And #15 If you text message Justin a selfie while using the Selfie Mask he will respond with one of his own! You should try it out for yourself, so you can see that it’s true.

Don’t be left out

Most important of all is how you too can participate in National Selfie day. We can all agree that step one is taking a selfie and posting it to social media for the world to see on June 21st. Be sure to include the appropriate tag for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

#NationalSelfieDay #ExPürtise #SelfieMask

If you truly want to make this National Selfie Day something to remember then follow these 8 steps to take a perfect selfie. And if you want to have the perfect selfie ready complexion this June 21st then be sure to pick up an ExPürtise Effective Anti-Aging Selfie Mask in advance of National Selfie Day so your skin can be prepared. Everyone can get in on the fun! Use this special day as an excuse to snap excessive selfies!

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