What's wrong with your shape? (Hint: Nothing!)
The main problem with girls relying on shapewear to feel good about their appearances is that they’re not confident with their own bodies. Even skinny girls feel like any curve is taboo, and they’re developing an unhealthy image of themselves. What’s worse is that the tight-fitting spandex is teaching them to ignore pain in order to look better. And if they don’t mind that pain of being seriously sucked in, then what’s next?
When teens are ignoring the pain of shapewear, they’re actually ignoring what could be a serious problem. Doctors have seen cases of gastrointestinal problems, nerve damage and bladder infections all caused by wearing shapewear. The problem is that the spandex is just too tight, and it’s squeezing their internal organs and nerves. So the bottom line? Skip the Spanx, spend some time in front of the mirror embracing the gorgeousness of your bod, imperfections and all, and show Y-O-U a whole lotta love.
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