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How can body image affect us?

Every day exposure to social media and magazines can leave us feeling pressurised to look a certain way. In reality, these images are often edited to such an extent using technology that the beauty and body goals are totally unachievable. I recently signed an online petition which aims to hold companies accountable and to always admit if the advertisements have been enhanced or edited. It is important to realise no one is perfect. We all have things we would rather not have (for me that is eczema) or indeed want more of things (I would like curly hair).

I have suffered with eczema since I was 3 months old. I was very lucky that my Mum was a Dermatology Nurse and knew how to help me. Growing up looking at all the social media images of people with perfect flawless skin, at times made me feel sad and I admit to saying why me?

My Mum taught me how to manage the condition and her motto has always been ‘Eczema lives with us, not I live with eczema’.

As an adult I know the importance of looking after my skin, being careful using products (I am pleased to report our new organic range is fine for me!) and to accept some days my skin will look and feel uncomfortable and itchy.

So give yourself a break, remember perfection does not exist. Concentrate on the positives, play down the negatives, after all you are beautiful just the way you are!

Love, Georgia x

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