Because that front-facing camera can be a real jerk.
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It's because the flash and lens you're using totally change how your face is seen.
In real life, there's nothing targeting and bouncing light off of your face, washing out your features. Plus, the human eye sees differently than the lens of a camera (obvs), which is why you look very different in the mirror versus in a picture.
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