The internet is swirling with tales of illegal butt implants, botched boob jobs and bad botox so, it’s no secret that people are willing to go to great lengths to achieve beauty – but how far is too far? Years ago, corsets struck fear of crushed ribs and constricted organs into our minds, but we still searched for ways to achieve that hourglass figure and found a solution in Spanx. The only problem is that Spanx are almost just as bad. According to doctors that spoke to the Huffington Post, Spanx and other forms of shapewear are potentially crushing your organs, bowels, messing up your posture, creating an environment on your body prone to infections and are probably the reason for numbness in your legs.

Shapewear doesn’t have to be dangerous though! If you can’t see yourself ridding shapewear from your life, just remember that like everything in life, moderation is key. Save your Spanx for a special occasion and avoid wearing them daily or for a prolonged time. Also be sure that you’re wearing the right size and style for your body type. Shapewear that is too small will be damaging, so if you’re on the market, just be sure that it’s not cutting into your body and that it’s easy to get in and out of. Read more about the damaging effects and how to find the right shapewear for you here.

Now that you know the truth about Spanx, will you ditch yours?

 

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