Today’s post is very personal to me. I’m talking about scars and struggling with body image.
Scars and stuff
When I was little (around 8) I developed a skin rash all over my legs. I had no idea what it was and for a while, I didn’t tell anyone. I just kept on scratching. One day it became so unbearable that I ended up telling dad. He took me to the doctor. I was given a pink lotion of some sort. The itching stopped but I was left with a bunch of tiny scars. The lotion help calmed the itchiness but it dried up my skin so bad. I wish I could say this didn’t shape my life in any way but it did.
Fast forward a couple of years later. I’m at school getting undressed for gym class and suddenly a classmate look at me and say “eww what is that on your legs” pointing at my scars. Ah, kids! So innocent! So brutally honest! So mean! That’s when I stopped getting undressed in front of people. I also started hating gym because it meant I have to wear shorts. Want to know how I got an F in gym class? I kept “forgetting” my gym shorts!
Struggling with body image
I spent a lot of time hiding my legs. Never really enjoying things like swimming. When I got older and everyone was “doing it” I just kept to myself. Not so much because I was pure of heart and innocence but because I was ashamed of how I look naked.
I think a lot of teens goes through the stage of pimples and acne. My skin growing up was horrible. I have scars left over from my early teen and me picking at it (gross).
Even though I’m now in my 30s, I’m still plagued by the monthly blemishes. Ladies, you know the one! That one annoying zit that just sprung out of nowhere right around that time of the month. Mine always shows up around my chin!
Solution For Scars
I’ve always looked for products that will help lessen the appearance of my scars. I’ve tried a lot of things. A lot of the scars have faded over the years. Some products have worked and others didn’t.
I’m currently using a new product called SOS. I’ve been using this religiously for the last few weeks. Which is saying a lot for me! I tend to forget things but this? Not this. I have it set up right next to my laptop. Soon as I come down to work, I take a little bit and rub it over my scars. I’m seeing results so I wanted to share this with you all.
It took me years to finally accept myself and learn to love myself, flaws and all. This will sound real cliché but I do believe becoming a mom helped me a lot in overcoming some of my body image issues.
Do you struggle with body image? What advice would you give to someone going through this? I love to hear from you guys.
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**This post is not sponsored nor endorsed. I personally got in touch with Science of Skin requesting to try this product. Since it worked I wanted to share my review with my readers.