Megan Mikenas, a fitness blogger who has over 50,000 Instagram followers, has recently surprised them by posting a somewhat different video titled “Why I Don’t Shave.” Namely, one year ago Mikenas decided to stop shaving her legs and armpits, and now she reveals what her body looks like, explaining that her main goal is to promote natural beauty and encourage girls and women all around the world to embrace it.
She has also revealed that she was bullied for her hairy legs in school at the age of 11 or 12 and it was then that she first started shaving her body hair. However, at the beginning of the last year, she realized she just didn’t want to do that anymore. “I guess my number one reason why I stopped was that it just took so much time. It took so much of my time to get in the shower and have to shave everything and then wash my hair and then wash my body it’s just like another thing. I just, one day, was like ‘why am I doing this anymore? This just takes so much time.’.” Megan explained.
Mikenas says that she realized she had made the right decision soon after she had ditched the razor. “After I let it do its thing and grow out I just realized ‘oh hey this is kind of nice.’ It started getting super soft. When you shave your body hair it’s prickly and itchy and uncomfortable. So I guess that’s another reason why ” she added.
Finally, the blogger claims her decision made her realize how important it is to accept your body just the way it is and not be ashamed of that. She offered a piece of advice to her followers telling them to try “accepting and loving your body and your “flaws” because you know they are what makes you who you are.” She also added: “If you are focused on being true to yourself in every moment, you are less concerned what others think, which will lead to peace of mind. When you have nothing to hide, and you can freely be yourself, there is a profound peace/confidence you will emanate to the world that will inspire others.”
Finally, Mikenas concluded saying: “What is beauty anyway? To me… it’s to be beautiful before someone else told you what beautiful is supposed to be. Just as you are, you are beautiful.”