Hairy Beauty

28.6.14

I've been avoiding writing this post. Honestly, because I have only just become fully comfortable with my body hair.



Beauty has always been a significant topic in my life. Since high school, I have tried to avoid the lies I tell myself about not being beautiful. I have gotten better at knowing, really knowing, the truth, that I am beautiful.

I have seen many friends who have struggled with eating disorders, or friends unable to leave the house without makeup. One of my most naturally beautiful friends didn't feel herself without her eye make up. It hurts my heart, when I see women believing lies about their natural beauty. That's why I have been testing myself and taking breaks from makeup every few months since being in my 20s.

Whenever I become self-conscious about not wearing makeup. I take a break, even if it is just for a week. I want to feel comfortable in my own, natural, beautiful skin. 




Then I realised, I had the same issue with my body hair. I would feel ashamed if I had a bit of armpit hair. So I challenged myself, not really consciously, but I wanted to see if I could be comfortable with my natural self in that regard too.


I have let my leg and armpit hair grow out to full length this past year and have kept it at its natural length for over 14 months... I took a long time for me to be comfortable to wear tank tops, go to the lake, and go dancing raising my arms for all to see. I am finally okay with my natural self.

It's quite freeing. Now that I know who I am, and that I am beautiful with armpit hair or without, I am free to do whatever I wish with it, and it doesn't change me. I may wax it all off next week, it doesn't matter. I know who I am and that I am beautiful.



Do you ever challenge yourself to fast from makeup?

What helps you know you are naturally beautiful?

Cheers,

Anna


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