Look, on a good day I consider myself confident with moderate self-esteem; a person walking on a spiritual path and yet how I look matters to me. A lot.
Why is that?
Why does our physical appearance affect our self-esteem/self-love so much?
I have theories and there are countless articles from experts to go in great length unpacking this topic, but reading all of that still doesn’t take away the fact that I care about how I look. So my solution is work with what I got and be the best version of myself that’s all I can ask for.
Trimming down to a healthy weight is one of those areas I pay attention to.
Many people who have lost 100 pounds or more are overjoyed at their success. After losing a lot of weight, though, you still may have loose, heavy folds of skin left as a reminder of your former self.
This excess skin requires careful cleaning between the skin folds to prevent infection and painful rashes.
It also requires careful thought and anxiety towards choosing clothing to mask its presence and can lead to the shame and distress of feeling uncomfortable in one’s own body. The very problem losing weight is set out to solve in most cases.
“What I’ve found, it’s very interesting — they go and get these surgeries, and then they come in and they’re still not happy,” says Dr. Steve Wallach, a cosmetic surgeon in Manhattan.“I had one patient who specifically said, “‘I’m wearing a fat suit; I feel like I’m a thin person inside wearing a body that’s twice the size of mine.’”
Clothes don’t fit because of excess tissue. “So they still feel not-whole, and not-happy,” says Wallach.
Deborah Olmstead, who first had weight loss surgery done in 2001, knew to expect it, too; she just didn’t know how awful it would make her feel.
“I was not really comfortable even looking at myself in the mirror, with all the excess flesh,” said Olmstead, who lives in New York state and had cosmetic surgery in Manhattan, led by Wallach, to remove the sagging skin in 2004.
“You’ve done all this work, you’ve made this big, massive change that you see on the scale, but you don’t necessarily see it in your clothing, or the way you feel about yourself.”
But despite complications both medical and psychological, many insurance companies don’t cover skin removal. Plastic surgery can remove the skin but it can cost a lot of money and it comes with certain risks (as all surgeries do).
The good news is that we have a natural recipe that can help make your skin smooth again!
Here are the ingredients required:
- Witch Hazel
Watch the video below for the details of the recipe…