Not Liking Our Scars and Stretch Marks Doesn’t Mean We Don’t Love Ourselves

We can still love our bodies but feel sad about looking at our scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks.

Every skincare ad we’ve come across on YouTube or TV usually tells us to embrace our imperfections. However, most of the time, it’s easier said than done. We know it’s a part of us. Moms are told to wear their stretch marks as a badge of honor. We know. We’ve been told time and time again. But it doesn’t make the dislike any less. For some, it’s normal to hate or feed bad about looking at our scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks.

The Beauty That Used To Be

Although we try to adhere to the “don’t judge a book by its cover” adage, society has made us our worst critics when it comes to our looks. When a mom posts her body with stretch marks, there aren’t many likes unless she’s a celebrity mom. If she’s just a regular mom, we’re quick to judge and spite her.

“You shouldn’t be posting that!”

“Ugh, kadiri!” (Ugh, it’s gross!)

Ang hubadera neto! Nanay na nga sya eh!” (Oh my God, she’s so immodest! She’s already a mom!)

Our spite rises from our own regrets. How come we can’t embrace our own stretch marks as others did? Why can they wear their stretch marks so well? Why is it that every time we look at our scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks, we only see how disgusting we are? Our hate towards them comes from our inability to take action to deal with our flaws and self-loathing.

We can love our bodies not by just accepting our flaws but by taking steps to fix them.

Loving one’s body doesn’t mean always accepting the stretch mark as a badge of honor. It can also mean finding ways to make the flaws sink in seamlessly. Although we can’t stop ourselves from aging, there is a way we can do so gracefully. As a doctor and partner of the 22 Aesthetic Institute, Dr. Lopez shares that wellness means going for the source. My goal is to treat the underlying causes of illness, rather than just treating symptoms.”

Offering the CAMOUFLAGE technique and a variety of other age-improving methods, J.LOPEZ M.D. hopes to make aging not something to dread. But rather, something to accept and embrace. They have different therapies and methods which are posted on their website.

More about skincare? Check these stories!

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Embrace Your Age: Love Yourself Through Skincare
Your Path to Self-Love: Beauty Tips By Laura Lehmann To Ignite Your Confidence

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