A negative body image can also trigger various psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, a negative body image can also contribute to the development of eating disorders and other lifestyle behaviours.
The foundation also warns that body image can affect a woman’s relationship with her body.
Feeling self-conscious about one’s body image or shape can affect one’s lifestyle choices.
“Body image refers to what we think of our body, how we think, feel and speak about ourselves, and how we act towards our physique. Skincare is key to confidence,” added the foundation.
“The road to self-love has always been more difficult for women because of the many difficult hormonal stages we face in life,” says Joha-Nel van Zyl, Operations Manager at Eximia Belle, an aesthetic boutique clinic.
“The hormonal roller coaster that women experience begins early in life with puberty, preceded by menstruation and potential adolescent acne flare-ups, and is exacerbated later in life by contraception, the road to being pregnant, childbirth, post-pregnancy hormones, nutritional challenges, and all the way to menopause.” These are only a few of the hormonal changes that women go through, and each stage has its own set of challenges.”
Eximia Belle will still advocate for women to have a healthier relationship with their bodies by exercising, eating well, and enhancing their mental
“No one should ever feel self-conscious about their body shape, size, or skin issues,” Van Zyl says.
The beauty industry offers a variety of alternatives for people wishing to reclaim control of their identity and how they or the world views them, but aesthetic treatments have become an important aspect of self-care for both men and women.
Eximia Belle offers a wide array of skincare treatments combining professional care and world-class technology to deal with body issues.
“Not only can we provide assistance to anyone who may feel inadequate or even humiliated about a particular illness, but we also help them raise their self-esteem and improve their body image and outlook. If you need help with acne, pigmentation, non-invasive body contouring, or hair removal, our private setting and friendly professional will assist men and women in enhancing their natural beauty,” says van Zyl.