What is a perfect woman? In today's society, there are SO many high standards of how women should be. Body shaming is growing like rapid fire and the standards of beauty are changing so frequently that it is hard to keep up with them now. One factor that women fear the most about their appearance is their age. From young ages, they begin to wonder what the world would think once their wrinkles or fine lines become visible. Teenage girls are using anti-aging products to prevent the aging. I repeat, TEENAGE GIRLS!
Sara Geurts, a 26-year-old model, is trying to spread the message to all women to love themselves exactly the way they are. For all women, NO matter what color your skin is or how your body is, you are beautiful exactly the way you are.
Why do women have to go under the pressure of being beautiful? It is becoming hard for females to accept themselves just the way they are. It is impossible for women to be keeping up with these standards because they are told they are never perfect.
Although, the makeup trend is still trending, but another trend is slowly taking over. That is of having flawless skin so women can feel confident in their skin. These are all stereotypes set by people that is causing insecurity to rise drastically.
Young women are being advised that they should start "taking care" of their looks from now so they can "prevent" aging. But what does that mean? How can anyone prevent aging? Are chemical products the answer, or is it more about happiness and the mind-body health connection?
With such high expectations and standards that are set, can you even begin to imagine how people who are born with conditions would feel? Sara Guerts was born with a rare skin disease that caused her to age before she could even reach her thirties.
Unfortunately, Sara Guerts was diagnosed with the world's most rare skin disease. Currently in the world, there are eight cases, which are similar to hers.
In most cases, people begin to form wrinkles when they age because their collagen gets weak. Your bones are not the only thing that gets weaker with age!
Although she has a very unusual skin condition, Sara Geurts wants to promote her skin all around the world. Women should take inspiration from Guerts as she openly accepts her skin condition and is a symbol of confidence.
Everyone has different goals for themselves, but Guerts' self-goal is to be the "face" of her skin disease. She wants to be a role model for those who are facing a similar issue so they can begin to love themselves.
Sara Guerts has started a campaign, which promotes women to fall in love with their bodies just the way they are. It is for the women who have stretch marks, scars, wrinkles or any of the following.
After beginning her campaign, Sara Guerts opens up about her life as a teenager. She begins to explain how she never embraced her flaw and never accepted herself the way she was.
Sara was diagnosed with her skin condition at the age of 10, but she says how she started realizing that her skin was different from others when she was 7 years old.
Sara adds how she was always pushed to the limits when she was learning and coping with her skin issues. She always tried to give herself reassurance so she could get confident.
Sara admits that when she was 23 she got into a relationship and she refused to be honest. She hit her disorder, which led to the breakup. Honesty is the best policy no matter what.
Sara realized that she had to become confident on the inside before pursing any relationship. She began caring for her mental and internal health, and that is when her life started becoming consistent.