Why does the front camera on iPhones always make me look unattractive?

The iPhone selfie camera has been a common complaint among users. Many content creators have even traded in their state-of-the-art iPhones for older models because they feel the newer cameras make them look worse. Users have expressed frustrations about looking ugly or like a different person, with some even feeling that the camera ages them by 20 years. This issue seems to be specific to the three latest models, which have a 12-megapixel front-facing camera compared to the iPhone 10’s seven megapixels. Despite the impressive camera features on the newer models, such as a 48MP main camera and pixel-binning technology, users still feel that the camera does not accurately capture their appearance.