Many women have something they don’t like about their bodies and are constantly trying to change it. While it is good to do things that will make us feel good about our bodies, we have to be careful that the solution we seek do not do more harm than good.
In a story shared on her instagram page, Style blogger, Aderonke Enoabasi has a word for young women about this.
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Dear Young girls, let me tell you a little story, as you grow older your body changes, you start to see stretch marks, sometime pimples, things u never saw as a child, discoloration,your face not as flawless as It was, don't be pressured to start to use different kind of cosmetics, I schooled in abuja the sun hit me hard anytime am back in Lagos every one complained of how dark I have gotten, I will worry, discoloration on my face too, then I used a cream with strong bleaching agent, at first I was happy Infact over yellow worry me but with time, it's started leaving souvenir on my body ( stretch marks) that's d story behind d stretch mark you see there, I remember when I wanted a laser treatment badly but I couldn't afford it, I use sheer butter it didn't clear it like I wanted ,not until I stopped then the stretch mark stopped expanding and then began to blend with my real skin, fast forward to today I wear it with grace because I am aware that there is no gallant soldier without a scar . Not everyone get stretch marks from cream some are natural the bigger you get your skin stretches cos you are expanding, but for whatever reason wear your scars with grace, I don't let this souvenir tattoo stop me from rocking off shoulder or singlets ooo, I don't expect you to let scars stop you from just doing you, I know I have a few young people who look up to me and wanna be like me and a few older ones here too who admire me, so I say just be your own standard of perfection, don't let any one out there define what perfection is to you, whatever their definition is it is for them define yours and be it, Love you, Love your body, let this natural changes be d least you worry about there are more important issues that needs your attention, at the end of the day your skin or body doesn't define you, take care of yourself and be happy and content with your own results😘😘#therealrhonkefella #filter for what🙄