Love them or hate them, our scars tell of our life experiences, acting as markers and visual cues to the events we have lived through – be that hip replacements, caesarean sections, or moments when we have pushed our bodies to their limits. Some of us are born with our scars, others gain them as markers of age or motherhood but whatever your stage in life, to live with, feel confident about, and even love your scars takes courage and self-compassion; to understand that you are still perfect despite your scars or even because of your scars often requires years of practice.
Our scars also change over the course of our lives – a scar you received in your teens, as the skin around it ages and loses elasticity or gains pigmentation, will look different in midlife or later life. Healing takes longer as we enter midlife, meaning that a scar added to your collection from your forties stands less of a chance of fading as one does early on in life.
This Works Perfect Bodycare won’t hide your scars – we don’t claim to be the magic cream that miraculously removes life’s bumps and war wounds either. We want to challenge unhealthy self-image, which includes our inner narrative around so-called “imperfections” like our scars. Our naturally effective products help bring skin to its healthiest optimum, supporting the skin’s needs with hydration and active ingredients at the same time as helping you find ways to show appreciation towards your body and how much it has experienced for you.
We looked to our own team to tell their poignant stories on how they gained their unique scars, how they feel about them and their journey to self-acceptance.
Hear how our CEO, Dr Anna Persaud gained her scars in her forties after undergoing life-altering hip replacement surgery and how, over the years, she has worked toward a position of body neutrality. She explains how gaining her scars has allowed her to focus on what her body can do for her rather than how it looks. See Anna’s story below.
Our Growth Marketing Manager, Nicole Caron-Delion sits down with our CEO to discuss how she got her scars at eight months old after an accident with boiling water and how, throughout the years, she has shifted her perspective from being self-conscious to having self-compassion. See Nicole’s story below.
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