Over the weekend, I was catching up with some of my favorite bloggers and stumbled across a post about shaving your face. I don’t mean shaving off a stache; I mean full on shaving your face. She decided to try it after seeing a video about it on YouTube. Out of pure curiosity, I watched it and was mortified. I am all about people doing what they want when it comes to their bodies, but as long as it’s for them and not someone else. This video (I refuse to link) promoted face shaving because “your man doesn’t like your peach fuzz and thinks it’s disgusting.” I was so upset at how sexist and gross it was.
I have insecurities just like everyone else, but this was creating an insecurity that didn’t need to be there. Everyone has peach fuzz on their face! We’re mammals. We have hair on our bodies. We shouldn’t feel insecure for having peach fuzz on our cheeks. That’s insane. It got me thinking about other body insecurities that we need to ease up on when it comes to ourselves and others.
You don’t need to worry about these things, and you should tell your friends that they don’t need to worry about them either! Let’s all be a little nicer to ourselves, shall we?
1. Skin that gets pinched between your bra
I have a friend who freaks out over her “armpit fat.” It is SKIN. This is literally skin that exist to attach your arm to the rest of your body. It’s not fat.
2. Peach fuzz
Literally every person has this. No one thinks it’s disgusting or can even see it!
3. Stray eyebrow hairs
I’m a fanatic when it comes to my brows, but I have to remember that when I have a stray hair here and there that no one cares.
4. Your nail beds
I promise, no one is looking at your nail beds.
5. Your toes
My second toe is longer than my big toe, and guess what? It’s not a big deal. Everyone’s feet are weird because feet are weird.
6. Your pores
Your “large” pores are not even visible to the naked eye. Being insecure about having acne or something is completely normal, but don’t start picking yourself apart because of your pore size!
7. Body hair
I remove most of my body hair because I personally hate my own body hair, and that is a personal choice I made. But I have to remember that having stubble if I don’t feel like shaving one day really isn’t the end of the world.
8. Love handles
Love handles were invented to make people feel worse about themselves for no reason. Your love handles, also known as the side of your body, are fine.
9. Belly buttons
Unless you’re Kyle XY, you have a belly button. Belly buttons are weird little knots, but everyone has a strange looking belly button because they are strange. Your belly button is not inferior to other belly buttons.
10. Your earlobes
Whether your earlobes are attached or not isn’t something you can control. It’s actually genetic! And guess what? No one is judging you by your earlobes.
11. Thigh gaps
The thigh gap obsession has got to stop. Some people have thigh gaps. Some don’t because the way their bones are physically will not allow them to have a thigh gap. This is not a standard we should be aiming for!
12. Bikini bridges
Another unrealistic beauty standard that actually started as a 4chan hoax. Just no.
13. Your kneecaps
I don’t know anyone that has cute knees because knees aren’t supposed to be cute. Ease up.
14. Your knuckles
Everyone has wrinkly knuckles with lines because that’s what knuckles are supposed to look like. And no, cracking your knuckles doesn’t make them look bad.
15. Your hairline
Do not stress about your hairline! You cannot control where your hair starts sprouting out of your head.
What do you think about these things? Do you worry about any of the above? Do you have anything else you want to add? Tell us in the comments!