15 Things On Your Body You Really Need To Stop Worrying About

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!
 

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3 Comments

  1. avatar Mitzi says:

    “Insane” is a word reserved for the NON-PRIVILEGED community, Caitlin. Didn’t you know? Your use of this single word is ignoring the struggle of hundreds of people! You may be meaning to use it to liberate girls from self-image hang-ups, but, damnit, it is oppressing ME!!!

    /s

    I expect you to delete this, but MAN, some people just hunt for a reason to be offended. There’s a difference between being a victim and playing a victim. Only one type of those will be getting my shoulder to cry on.

    Anyway, keep doin’ your thing.

  2. avatar Charlotte says:

    “Insane”, Caitlin? Really??

    • avatar awkwardGal22 says:

      Yes, it’s “insane.” Worrying about hair less than an inch on your face is extremely foolish, irrational, and illogical.
      Unless you mean the word is offensive then by all means, question. Question as much as you like, I guess.

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