I think it's important to embrace who you are and to love your flaws. But at the same time, I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to be the best version of yourself. It seems contradictory, but think about it. I'll use myself as an example.
I don't love my teeth. I
leaped fell off of a countertop as a kiddo and knocked a tooth up into my gum. I never needed braces, but fast forward to my college years when that tooth took a mind of it's own and started to angle. My teeth aren't perfectly white, which stresses me out. At the moment, it's not really financially feasible to get professional whitening services and adult braces, but in an attempt to be my "best self," I'm using whitening toothpaste. Simple, right?
Aside from not loving my teeth, I'm not a big fan of the bags under my eyes, Chicken Pox scar on my forehead, or the cellulite that's starting to speckle the back of my thighs. This is where Body Merry comes in! I'm currently using their Day-to-Night Eye Gel, Stretch Marks and Scars Defense Cream, and Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream.
I dream of the day when I won't feel naked without concealer, so I start my routine with the Day-to-Night Eye Gel. The gel can be applied twice daily and worn under makeup, but I prefer to put it on at night. (My eyes are really sensitive, and I've found that I feel better if I take my contacts out before using this.) At $15.99, it's one of the most affordable eye gels I've encountered!
From there, I move on to the Stretch Marks and Scars Defense Cream. I apply it to the Chicken Pox scar on my forehead and to the cancer scars on my arm and armpit. I was surprised at how quickly I noticed a change in the scar on my arm. It seemed to blend better with the skin! I mostly lather this on at night after a shower, but occasionally I'll put it on in the morning if I remember. The cream has kind of a minty-coacoa smell and is also available in Vanilla Orange! $17.99 is such a steal for this product; I've done so much research on scar creams over the past 4 years, and I've never seen anything that affordable that works so quickly.
The last step in my Body Merry routine is the Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream. This product is made with caffeine, retinol, and seaweed, and the texture is what I imagine Flubber would feel like. Like any product, I recommend giving this one time. I didn't experience results as quickly as I did with the scar defense cream, but slow and steady wins the race! This product is also only $17.99.
If you're on the fence about trying Body Merry, know that they offer a 90-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee. (Plus free shipping on orders over $25 and a discount if you sign up for emails when you visit their website!) I think that it says a lot about a company when they are willing to completely refund you if you don't see results from their product! If you have any questions about the products in this post, feel free to shoot me an email! I'll be glad to answer them.
What do you do to be your "best self"?
A big thank you to Brandbacker and Body Merry for providing me with product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that support Seersucker Sass.
PS - Thanks so much for all of your kind words on my Weekend Reading post. They mean the world to me.