Your Bod

Is *this* normal!? Your bod Qs, answered

Growing up is tough and finding random hairs and bumps all over yourself doesn't make it any more fun. Actually, a lot of time the tough stuff can freak girls out! Don't worry, we've rounded up *all* the things that keep you up at night and broken them down for you below.

Is this hair on my stomach normal?
Yup! Humans have hair, and some people have more hair than others. Having some extra hair on your stomach or, well, anywhere else, is totally natural. If it's bothering you, you could consider waxing it off.

Is having a gap between my two front teeth normal?
Having a gap between your teeth is definitely okay—in fact, lots of people have one. Unless your orthodontist thinks it's causing a bigger issue, you've got nothing to worry about.

Is my dandruff normal?
Dandruff, while annoying, is nothing to be worried about. It just means that your scalp is kinda dry, but it won't hurt you. If you want to help out your skin, try using a dandruff shampoo to keep your scalp from flaking.

Is this lump on my arm normal?
Okay, so this one is a little iffy. Most people will experience getting lumps and bumps from time to time. However, some of those bumps can be a sign of a bigger illness, so be sure to have your doc take a look, especially if you see a new mole or spot appear.

Is my *obnoxioulsy* tangly hair normal?
We'd love to tell you that this is weird, but tangly hair is a fact of life. Try brushing it out from the ends—it'll be easier to work with and will help you avoid breakage and split ends. Sleeping with your hair in a braid or bun might also help tame those tangles.

Are my boobs (or lack of) normal?
Definitely—everyone develops at different rates, but the key thing to remember is that everyone develops eventually. It's not a race or a contest! Your chest is perfect just the way it is.

Is my skin drying out normal?
That's super normal! Just like some people have oily skin, some people have dry skin. Use it as an excuse to try out some new lotions and moisturizers (look for ones with shea butter or coconut oil for the most hydration). 

Is being in *constant* pain normal?
A lot of tweens and teens experience growing pains. Your bod is growing so fast it can get uncomfortable. However, if the pain is severe, you might want to talk to your doctor about it to make sure everything is alright. 

What questions about your bod do you have? Let us know in the comments below!

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by Aly Prouty | 5/6/2018