I'm not for hand-held selfies (I like 'proper' self-portraits, though), but, just like everyone else's, my face's changing as I get older; I'm at peace with it and I'm recording the process even when I lazy. Here is a little hand-held update then and yes, your features get slightly distorted because you can't stretch your arm enough to allow enough distance between your camera and yourself to avoid those distortions. In real life, your eyes (or brain, to be more precise) would make all the necessary adjustments for you, so you'd perceive objects as they are, but not a camera; it simply can't do that.
Here is my oldie for today. Have a lush weekend, everyone!