10 Body Features That Actually Are Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

Whether it’s facial hair or wrinkles around your elbow, these conditions don’t indicate that you’re any less beautiful than anyone else. It’s just something unique that makes your whole appearance more you.

We at Bright Side worship individual beauty and perfect imperfections and would like to share 10 features that we shouldn’t be afraid of showing.

1. Facial hair

Women and men are born with hair on their bodies, and facial hair is no exception. Excessive hair growth should only be a concern among women in some cases, like if there’s voice deepening, increased muscle mass and/or male pattern balding.

2. An asymmetrical face

Facial symmetry is found in approximately 2.0803% of the world’s population. This is more of a unique feature than something considered common, so if you’re worried that your right eyebrow is a bit higher, it’s nothing too extraordinary.

3. Pruney fingers

Pruney fingers are caused by the natural process of shrinking blood vessels. After spending some time in the water, your nervous system sends impulses to your blood vessels and, in turn, your body responds. The loss of blood volume makes your vessels get thinner and the skin folds.

4. A short thumb

When the finger with its nail is shorter than usual, it’s called brachydactyly. It’s a genetic feature and there’s nothing dangerous about this condition. If you have this feature, it’s a part of your individuality that makes you one of a kind.

5. No knuckle present in your thumb

Sometimes thumbs underdevelop and a joint is missing. It’s not a critical disorder, and if it doesn’t interfere with your life, no surgery is needed.

6. Hairy arms

Many women have wondered if they should shave their arms. It should be totally your own choice because femininity or masculinity can’t be measured by the absence or presence of hair on your body. As for facial hair, it’s not a concern, except for some cases, which we’ve already mentioned above.

7. Wrinkles on your elbows

Some loose skin around your elbows is absolutely normal and allows your joints to move. During the aging process, the skin in this area can become saggier, and if it disturbs you, just moisturize it more. Otherwise, there is nothing abnormal about having wrinkles around your elbows.

8. Tooth gap

Perfection is an abstract concept. There are no rules that say teeth shouldn’t have any gaps. It’s just your perception that matters. There are many celebs with gaps in their teeth that are considered beautiful, like Dakota Johnson and Vanessa Paradis.

9. Stretch marks

If you have stretch marks, you’ve likely experienced:

  1. Growth spurts due to puberty
  2. Pregnancy
  3. Rapid weight loss or gain
  4. Rapid muscle growth

There’s no need to be worried about stretch marks simply because you don’t have to look like a perfect picture in a magazine in real life. Taking care of your health is much more important.

10. Birthmarks

We can have birthmarks absolutely anywhere, like on the face, eyes, and ears. It’s a part of your individuality. However, you should be sure to take care of their condition, check on their color and shape, and get appropriate medical tests.

What do you like the most about your body? What do you think about perfection? Please share your opinion with us!

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