The fact that women are in all shapes and sizes and are uniquely designed in accordance to their genetics, but often they underappreciate themselves just too look in a certain way as it is portrayed in the social media. Apparently, that leads to self-loathing and comparison which gradually deteriorates their mental health.
There are some days where I do feel "ugly" and wished my body looked somewhat proportioned (I am a petite pear shaped) so most of the "fat" is distributed on my thighs and posterior which results in cellulite.
Based on my research, Cellulite is not a medical issue; it’s purely cosmetic, affecting 80-90% of woman. So its not fat, its actually a puckered appearance of skin, when fatty tissue pushes through the fibrous bands, called septae, that connect skin to muscle.
These bands pull down and tether the skin, and that’s what leads to the dimpled appearance of cellulite. Most women develop this after puberty, no matter how much (or how little) weight they carry or how toned their muscles are.
So, it can occur in adult women at any age, race or BMI
I'm neither overweight nor underweight, it's just the clouds of thoughts in my mind that soon steams in negativity that makes me feel I'm not enough. I reckon, many women could relate to this, that at times we look in the mirror and focus on our flaws instead of our beauty or the features which we are often complimented by people. One thing I have realized is when I nitpick too much on my insecurities I tend to give a lot of importance to my flaws that makes me neglect the good points of myself.
Ideally, the best form of self love is by taking care of your body. The key to that is by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. To make it simplier, identifying your body type and working out accordingly, which is my opinion is the best approach.
Having said that, it's pretty common to be insecure to a certain extent. However, if it goes out of hand when someone is not being able to control negative thoughts and tend to look for an insatiable amount of validation. Despite that, not believing people who tell them that they look fine and which in return impacts their productively. In that case, it's body imagine disorder - Body Dysmphic Disorder (BDD) which pretty common in today's day and age.
As human beings we are not perfect and we really can't be perfect. Flaws are inevitable. But when one gives a lot of emphasise on that, seeking for help is best option. It doesn't really makes you feel weaker or discriminated, in reality its actually a favour to yourself in order to live in contentment with your body.
In conclusion, no one is flawless each one of us have our own sets of insecurities it could be in the form of looks and personality, but the fact is this variation makes us distinctive. The world would be such a boring place if everyone had the “perfect” looks and personality. Hence, flaws makes us stand out from the crowd. And it is Beautiful.
Here's a message to everyone who is reading this :You are Amazing they way you are. Remember your flaws are BEAUTIFUL :)
Thank you for reading.