Being young and especially our teenage years, we are looking on how to improve our body. We seek approval from our peers as well as asking friends for helpful beauty tips.
When in your teenage years and early 20’s, visible changes can be a shock, especially when it comes to your own body! Not knowing what is normal and what isn’t is sometimes hard to work out, more so, who to trust and ask questions?
So, I have made a few of the one’s I have gone through and are “normal” so I have provided extra details if needed. If there is something here that I haven’t included, you can always leave me a message and I can include it in this post.
I you look in a mirror and in natural light, you will notice find hairs in and around your face. You may also find a few that are darker, thicker in or around the chin. Also, the odd one or two being grey, depending on your age.
9 times out of 10, the main reason for this happening is because of your hormones or genetics. Although most common to tweeze or some recommend threading. Either way, this is the most quickest and least expensive.
Hair on the Areola (the skin surrounding the nipple area) is actually normal and more common than it is. There is the minority group of women who have this type of growth. Two (2) most common causes are hormonal due to puberty or a condition such as PCOS. Both of these conditions are something that your Doctor or GP can discuss with you in further detail.
Lets talk about cellulite. Everyone has it but its almost impossible to get rid of it but you can reduce it. How? Exercising will help with fat loss, firming underlying muscles thus helping in its appearance.There is also some evidence of applying a topical retinoid, helping to improve skin elasticity. Knowing within your self and seeing the results is rewarding you for your hard work.
Varicose Veins and Spider Veins:
When varicose veins started developing below my knees and upper back part of my legs, I started to worry. Spider veins started to appear during puberty, around the age of 12 or 13yo. Growing into adulthood, this became more noticeable. It is more common in women rather than men but more so, in pregnancy. Further reading on the links below for specific conditions and what treatments.
Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen blood vessels that twist and turn. They usually develop in the legs and seen through the skin. Spider veins are smaller, red, purple, and blue vessels that also twist and turn. Spider veins are easy to see through the skin as well. They are usually visible on the legs and face.