Have you ever look for “stretctmarks” in a search engine ?
The first result usually is not a definition or a scientific explination, the first result is “Stretch marks: How to get rid of them …“, then “How to reduce strech marks“.
Stretchmarks are usually shown as a flaw, an horrible failure, something you absolutely have to eradicate !
Pharmacetical industry has so much interest to make us think that stretchmarks are evil and must be hated, treated and eliminitated at any price, really almost any with cream that are 30€ and up to 50€ for 15g, you can imagine how much money they can make with our complexe.
Little reminder: Stretch marks can affect both men and women, in any part of the body, at any age.
These are in fact “scars” caused by the rupture of elastic fibres and collagen of the dermis (deep part of the skin).
Genetics, skin quality, age, tobacco, weight variation, pregnancy, stress and cortisol production… the causes are multiple and can very well affect thin young people contrary to urban beliefs.
– Se pourrir la vie pour quelques marques sur le corps juste parce que la société préfère nous voir occuper à complexer parce qu’on ne ressemble pas au modèle irréaliste et lisse qu’on nous présente.
– Accepter ces marques sur notre corps, ces stries qui tatouent notre corps naturellement et quelque part montre l’histoire de notre corps. Voir ses marques de guerrier(re)s qui ont combattu(e)s comme celles de tigre(sse)s, ne plus ressentir le besoin de les cacher et passer à autre chose.
So yes, you can even use moisturizers in prevention, but there’s no guarantee that it will avoid them.
So all of us are likely to have stretch marks at some point, once they’re there, there are no real solutions to make them go away.
So now you’ve got two possibilities :
– Hurt yourself for a few marks on your body just because society prefers us to be busy hating our bodies because we don’t look like the unrealistic and smooth model we’re presented with.
– Accepting these marks on our bodies, these striations that tattoo ourself naturally and somewhere shows the history of our body. See his warriors marks that have fought like tigers, no longer feel the need to hide them and move on.
Here are 20 photos and illustrations on Instagram that will help you love your stretch marks:
1. Ashley Dorough
Woman, mother and stylist, an account to follow absolutely for all of the good energy, colors and superb looks on a woman who decided to live her best life now.
2. Insa Nordhoff
The beauty of the wind marks on the sand of a dune…
3. Kelly Carrington
To give life is also that, indelible marks of a happiness that comes into our life.
4. L. Junet Photographie
“This is life, this is femininity, this is love, this is motherhood.” because it is this body that carries us and carries this life, and it is both beautiful and strong.
The skin, its history, it’s not a question of size
6. Dana Falsetti
To accept one’s body, to learn to love it, is a whole path on which one advances day after day to find one’s balance.
7. Elena de Vesa
Faire la paix avec soi même, c’est aussi accepter qu’il y a des jours où l’on se sent moins bien et des jours où l’on se sent bien avec soi.
8. Anne Stolbowsky
Talking is good, acting is better, so yes I am human, with bumps, cellulite, stretch marks… skin, my skin! Everyone can live as he wants. I have decided to love this body, because life is now.
9. Tara Lynn
Even mannequins have marks, they are usually not put forward, hidden by clothes, a set of light, Photoshop… but this photo is the reality of a body.
10. Ashley Graham
The value of a person is not measured by the size of those stretch marks, are you sure? Look at the life of supermodel Ashley Graham, business woman, designer, fashion icon and soon to be mom.
“Believe in yourself, don’t pretend. And especially a lot of work/em>”
Yes, it can take time to reconnect with your body, so you might as well start right away;)
Big fan of the work of this artist from Barcelona, feminist, activist, art therapy … another view of the world, of women, of the beauty of life.
13. Sara Shakeel
Sarah is the artist who puts glitter everywhere, because what is beautiful is even more magical with glitter, yes even stretch marks.
This Brazilian brand has understood that diversity is part of life, that modern women love their bodies and they offer absorbent underwear that can be worn during menstruation. We would also like to see these types of products in Europe.
15. Letter shoppe
“If you look very closelu, you’ll notice that I don’t give a shit what you think and I’, happy as fuck.” All is said !
16. Audrina.t. Illustratrice
You can find beauty in everything, it’s just a matter of looking.
So what do you like your stretchmarks ? For Audrina it’s because they look like the markof the sea on the sand …
This is just a reminder that all those things are normal, that we should all enjoy summer, beach, pool, without overthinking it.
19. Eleanor Laleu
Woohooo, tiger in motion …
20. The Good Movement
We are not all equal in the face of stretch marks, it is not a contest, nor something to compare.
Chaque corps est unique, chaque carte sur nos corps est personnelle et fantastique.
Bootie lightning, waves, tiger stripes … what do you call your marks