Middle finger to all those that have bullied you about it, all those who cringe when they look at your stretch marks.
It’s a difficult uphill journey. Some people don’t understand what it’s really like looking in the mirror and hating what you look like. Imagining just how better of you’d be without your ‘imperfections’
Some people don’t understand what it feels like when they look at you and cringe or shy away from you. The annoying chats from the stretch mark “experts” who just can’t help but give you advice on how to get rid of your stretch marks or fix yourself
One thing I have learnt is flaws aren’t universal. When I was doing research for this post I read so many things that just annoyed me.
I am a supporter of looking after ones self but I just can’t stand the overblown ideal of eternal youth and the insane cult of people who seem to only be interested in having other people feel bad about themselves. I mean seriously do you always have to scrutinize other people and say something negative and mean
A friend of mine obsessed over his ugly stretch marks. Puberty did a number on him and the so called lines of Satan make him uncomfortable. What saddens me is he isn’t the only one. My other friend can’t get dressed in front of a mirror. She hates the way she looks so much such that she spends a fortunes on creams and oils to help fade her marks, bio oil owes a lifetime membership for the support she’s given them!!!
I get it though. I get why people feel the way they do! Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat have us all wanting to be perfect. Constantly looking and comparing ourselves to other people.
Stretch marks are for some reason considered a sign of shame, which they aren’t. I have a couple on my back but I don’t mind them. I panic though every time I think I see stretch marks coming on. I too am I victim of media and the idea of perfection. I mean who doesn’t want to be flawless, right !!!
Let me not keep going on and on, I want to say your stretch marks aren’t shameful. They aren’t an imperfection!!! Let’s all fight the culture of air brushing our imperfections. The idea that we have to be blemish free to be beautiful.
Your imperfections make you who you are, they are perfect.
Remember it’s about you. Your health, your beauty and everything in between.
Tag a friend who will find it helpful and get them to join the #LoveYourLines Campaign. Share this on social media you could help someone with their confidence.
Don’t forget to like post and follow the blog for more posts.