It was really important to me to post a real, raw photo of a baby bump. One that shows the reality of something so many women try to avoid: the stretch mark. We’re sent messages that we’re *supposed* to try to avoid them and hide them, but they actually should be celebrated. Let’s normalize them.
Now, it took me a hot minute to come to terms with the stretch marks I got when I went to college and gained weight - even after they had faded to silvery white. I felt like they marred my stomach, like they were a scarlet letter, a badge of shame (ps. they’re not). And when it came to a baby bump, I thought because I already had them, my skin had already stretched and I’d escape them...but NOPE. And there’s no magical combo of cocoa butter that will totally prevent them - that’s a myth.
I’m not gonna lie, I was a little chagrined when the angry red claw marks appeared across my stomach. Even though they’re normal & happen to SO many women, so many places push that “flawless” body mentality that it’s hard to shake. I knew I’d deal, but some old insecurities started to rear their ugly heads.
But here’s what I love: @judy_davis37 popped into my comments after my last bump post and called them her “unofficial tattoo.” This changed my entire perspective! We get tattoos to commemorate the most important times in our lives, things we want to remember, the things that are important. And what a beautiful way to look at stretch marks: I’m going to label them as the natural tattoos that I’ll have to remind me of one of the most incredible things my body had ever done. So instead of waiting them to hurry up and fade, I’m proud of these tats because they’re commemorating a huge life change - one I’m gonna want to always remember.
So every day these get darker and longer, and I say cheers to you, stretch marks, and all that you represent. I’m glad you’re here. And I’m not gonna be ashamed of you. ♥️
Ps. if your stretch marks aren’t preg related, you SHOULDN’T feel ashamed. How amazing is your body that it can adapt?! Tell it THANKS!
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One pound at a time. One day at a time. You wake up and you choose, which version of yourself are you going to be today?
So what if yesterday was a bad day, today itll get better. Never forget to keep your happiness in mind during your weight-loss journey. If a piece of cake at your nephews birthday makes you smile THEN EAT THE CAKE! Setbacks are normal, we are all human. Dont let a setback determine the day, week, and sometimes the rest of your life.
I love you all💘
Im scared of the word “cow,” It used to be a word I would hear often from my classmates. People always assume because youre social and have lots of friends, you dont get bullied and that cannot be further from the truth.
I dedicate this post to a guy I know from middle school, ill call him Kevin... Kevin, I hope people like you realize that when you speak those words they hurt and the people you say those words to never forget them.
Parents, teach your children to be kind, and kids, be the hero this time ❤️
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Your body isn’t ruined.
You’re just a goddamn tiger who deserved her stripes 🐅
𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘴.
𝘉𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘦𝘴. 𝘐𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 ’𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭. 🧡
#NataliePortman #StretchMarks#Feminist ♀️
Last official beach day in Hawaii. 🌺 We gave the girls the choice today and the secluded calm beach won.
Seems fitting to enjoy the calm and quiet before heading back to the busyness of real life.
I am a creature of habit so I’m looking forward to returning to routine....and my gym time. The break has been so wonderful though... I’ll talk more about this later but as I reflected on my gratitude each day what came up again and again was family dinners every night. Though we have them 2-3 times a week with all 6 of us I found that we need more.
So, today I’m going to put my toes in the sand and soak it all in.
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Yes. I have them
Extra jiggle with my wiggle
Now is the time to have our body positive movement
Be proud of the skin we are in
It’s hard. Especially when social media can make us feel like we are not enough.
Luckily there are soo many body positive influencers that we can look up to.
I bought my first bikini after I saw @choosingchelsea‘s instagram.
I realized how important it was to praise ‘ourselves ‘ just as much as other as we praise other beautiful women
Please try it ladies...
As you all know that my NCC helps with...
And its does remove Cellulite BUT Thd Cellulite scrub from @itu_mel_s blaqswan will most definitely remove Cellulite 💃💃💃💃
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Rosehip oil is loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. It also contains phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties
Hydration is essential for soft, supple skin.
Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid. Fatty acids help to keep cell walls strong so that they don’t lose water.
The many fatty acids in rosehip oil make it an excellent option for hydrating dry, itchy skin. The skin also easily absorbs the oil, allowing its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin’s layers
2. Exfoliates & Brightens Skin
Natural exfoliation with rosehip oil can help reduce dullness and leave you with glowing, vibrant skin.
That’s because rosehip oil is high in vitamins A and C. Vitamin A, or retinol, encourages skin cell turnover. Vitamin C also aids in cell regeneration, boosting overall radiance.
3. Stretch Marks and Acne Scarring
The essential fatty acids found in rosehip oil can help get rid of scars and reduce the appearance of stretch marks by promoting skin regeneration. When applied topically, the essential fatty acids act as emollients helping to soften the skin while also increasing hydration.
Rosehip oil also helps with cases of eczema thanks to its emollient status which means it can provide a protective barrier to the skin while also smoothing out flakiness.