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Cellulite? We all got it

Cellulite? We all got it

My thoughts about cellulite are akin to my attitude about wrinkles, body hair and weight: if you feel self-conscious about it, by all means, do whatever you want to make yourself feel better and then spend less time fretting about it and more time getting on with your life. Just make sure that, whatever steps you take, you are taking them for yourself and not for the imagined gaze of others or because you think you have to. Because all that is just nonsense. If you really must attack your body for daring to display signs of being an adult woman, attack it for your sake, because it is your body, not anyone else's.

Wrinkles, cellulite, body hair and so on are just a natural part of being a woman and, as a male friend once so rightly said to me, if it's natural, how can it be wrong? And he was right – there is nothing wrong with any of it. But if anxiety about having dark hair on your legs, or whatever, is stopping you from getting in a swimsuit, well, as easy as it is to say that you should stop caring about such unfeminist things, that can be a little dismissive. If you need to shave it off in order to slip on that cute little one-piece and get into the ocean, as opposed to hiding on the beach in a pair of palazzo pants, then I can't honestly see that this is a bad state of affairs. And then, after a while, once you see how brilliant it is to be in the sea and how, honestly, no one is looking at the state of your legs, you might find yourself giving up the razor habit without a care.