10 Imperfections That Make You More Beautiful

10 Imperfections That Make You More Beautiful ©iStock/cipella

Even though you hate your “flaws,” they aren’t anything to be ashamed of. You should actually embrace them. After all, they’re what make you as gorgeous as you are. If you don’t believe it, here are a few imperfect things about you that actually make you more beautiful:

  1. Your teeth. It doesn’t matter if your teeth are yellowed or oversized or chipped. They’re part of what make up your smile, which is one of the most beautiful parts of you.
  2. Messy hair. Why do you think messy buns are so popular? Some women spend hours trying to look like they’ve only spent five minutes getting ready, because it makes you look more natural and down to earth.
  3. Birthmarks. Just like tattoos, birthmarks give you your unique appearance. They’re not something you should cover up with makeup, because they give your body definition.
  4. Awkwardness. Don’t get embarrassed when you spill your drink or pronounce something incorrectly. Your little quirks are the reason why the people around you love you so much.
  5. Your body. Stop worrying about where you’re storing your extra fat and how many pimples you have on your back. Your body is keeping you alive, and what’s more beautiful than that?
  6. Your laugh. Don’t hold back your laugh, because you’re embarrassed over the way it sounds. Every cackle and snort is the sound of happiness, and that’s not something you should stifle.
  7. Stretch marks. Don’t blame your kid for changing your body, because stretch marks prove that you performed the miracle of life. You should be showing off those marks instead of hiding them away.
  8. Your boobs. Most of us are insecure about how lopsided, or big, or small our boobs are. Of course, all breasts are good breasts.
  9. Your scars. Your scars are proof that you’re alive and well, even though you’ve been through rough times. They show how strong your mind and body are.
  10. Makeup free face. Before you put your makeup on, your eyes might look baggy and your cheeks might look flushed, but you’re still a sight for sore eyes. You’re absolutely beautiful in your natural state.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.